What are the concerns in using containers and how NexClipper deals with them.

According to recent survey by CNCF (Cloud Native Computing Foundation), 58% of respondents are using Kubernetes in production for container management tools, while 42% are considering it for future use. Also, concerns they have when it comes to using containers are as followings:

In order for
organizations to effectively run containers on Kubernetes, monitoring is required to see if container is healthy. It will help you understand insights regarding containers.

  1. Complexity: 40% up from 35%
  2. Lack of training: 40%
  3. Monitoring: 34%
  4. Storage: 30%

Source: https://www.cncf.io/

How these concerns could be relieved with NexClipper

  • Complexity: NexClipper provides you with a more simplified setup process than ever before; NexClipper uses NexAgent, an agent that replaces node exporter, Kube-state-metrics, cAdvisor.
  • Lack of training: Full stack monitoring allows you to easily understand container status even for non-skilled employees and even reduce learning curves.
  • Monitoring: With NexClipper, you can monitor each layer that should be monitored. To be specific, you are able to monitor containers, agents, and hosts which allows you to get full-stack insights.
  • Storage: In terms of storage, Prometheus is commonly used to monitor Kubernetes.  NexClipper uses InfluxDB as default for long-term storage and gives you an option to integrate Prometheus depending on your preference.

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