Why Containers and Kubernetes are Dominating the AWS re:Invent Conversation

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Kubernetes has become one of the most common technologies used for turning slow-moving legacy systems into agile workhorses, making it a hot topic at this year's AWS re:Invent.

Technologists from across the country and around the world are flocking to Las Vegas this week for AWS re:Invent. The tens of thousands of expected attendees may come from various backgrounds and industries, but there’s a common topic on the top of everyone’s mind: Kubernetes & Kubernetes monitoring.

Kubernetes has become one of the most common technologies used for turning slow-moving legacy systems into agile workhorses, especially for enterprises that are migrating long-standing monoliths into cloud environments. No small feat, enterprises are breaking down their workloads piece by piece and putting them into container images managed by Kubernetes. Many have realized the benefits of greater scalability, faster product iterations, and more freedom for developers to fine-tune applications. For these reasons, Kubernetes skyrocketed to fame and became one of the biggest buzzwords of 2018.

However, the container trend is approaching a tipping point. Application dependencies are now split into dozens or several dozen self-contained pieces which can multiply dynamically based on growing workload requirements—sending operational complexity through the roof. In order to successfully migrate into containers, automation, complete visibility of infrastructure, end-user interactions, and business impact are absolute must-haves.

Monitoring a complex canary release with Kubernetes is easy with AppDynamics.

AppDynamics is on a mission to make the process of monitoring applications running in orchestrated container environments successful and less stressful for enterprises. We’re longtime AWS monitoring partners support monitoring containers and Kubernetes side-by-side with applications deployed in the following solutions:

In order to make container and Kubernetes monitoring as simple and cost effective as possible, we offer a Cloud Adoption Pack specifically designed for customers deploying applications using containers and microservices. This migration pack makes getting started in the cloud cost-effective, quick, and leaves you full of confidence. It consists of the following elements:

  • Increments of 5 agent licenses

  • Dramatically reduced cost

  • Deployed and re-deployed as needed to help reduce cost overruns in dynamically changing environments

Ultimately, it’s for our customers…

“We can see everything inside both our dynamic container infrastructure and the microservices running inside the containers. AppDynamics gives us unprecedented insight,” said Philippe Donon, Head of the Core Platform and Performance Team at Privalia.

If you are at AWS re:Invent this week, be sure to stop by our booth (#810) and talk to one of our experts about how you can better monitor your applications running in containers with Kubernetes.

Aaron Newcomb

Aaron Newcomb

Aaron Newcomb is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at AppDynamics with over 20 years of IT industry experience. He is a published author and speaks about technology regularly at conferences and on podcasts like