Everything You Need to Know About Kubernetes Ownership Right Now

What do I need to know about Kubernetes service ownership?

It is important to understand where the configuration of your Kubernetes environment isn’t meeting industry standards and best practices. Take deployments for example. They may appear to work well without something as simple as liveness and readiness probes in place or without resource requests and limits set. But the truth is, ignoring these configuration settings is a recipe for disaster down the line.

Who needs this type of service ownership?

As valuable as the benefits of service ownership can be, it’s not necessarily the right model for every business. For example, small startups with only one application, one DevOps engineer, and one tiny development team likely won’t require service ownership. Typically, operations can still own all of the deployment configurations, regardless of whether they are running on Kubernetes or not.

How can you enable Kubernetes service ownership?

Fairwinds Insights unifies development, security, and operations by simplifying complexity and enabling full-service ownership. To help teams overcome cultural challenges and embrace service ownership, Insights facilitates:

  • Reliability — the service owners can configure Kubernetes using best practice guidelines, even if they don’t know Kubernetes intimately, ensuring fast, reliable applications and avoiding downtime.
  • Continuous Improvements — the team can continuously improve how Kubernetes is used by integrating service ownership from CI/CD through production, broken deployments can actually be stopped from shipping through to production.

Fairwinds — The Kubernetes Enablement Company | Editor of uptime 99