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Docker and Kubernetes for Java Developers by Jaroslaw Krochmalski

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Benefits of using the cloud, Docker, and Kubernetes

Having an application deployed on a Kubernetes cluster has its advantages. It's fail resilient, scalable, and has efficient architecture. What's the difference between having your own infrastructure and using the cloud? Well, it comes down to couple of factors. First, it can be a significant cost reduction. For small services or applications, which could be shut down when not in use, the price of deploying applications in the cloud can be lower, due to lower hardware costs, there will be more effective usage of physical resources. You will not have to pay for the nodes that do not use the computing power or network bandwidth.

Having your own servers requires you to pay for the hardware, ...

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