How To Scale Apps On Kubernetes

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Introduction

 

Application scalability is very important for business success. Companies spend millions in ideation, software development, testing, and deployment to provide value to their customers. These customers then will use the app, but not in a regular basis. We might expect spikes during holidays, weekends, during the morning, etc.… In these cases, if the app is not ready to scale, then much of the investment might be lost.


In this workshop we will see the different solutions to scale applications in Kubernetes. We will explore 3 different solutions: Pods scalability, Node scalability and the Virtual Node. We’ll explore these options with a complete demo for each solution.

 

Setting up the environment

 

We will need a Kubernetes cluster; we are using Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) which is a managed k8s cluster.

 

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