What Is KubeVirt?

Book description

As the enterprise embarks on its journey to the cloud, companies can't abandon significant investments in legacy applications based on bare metal or virtual machines (VMs). Some of these applications are difficult or impossible to containerize. At the same time, monolithic applications don't naturally adapt to cloud native environments and orchestration.

Enter KubeVirt, an open source project that makes it easier to manage legacy applications in cloud and hybrid environments by merging virtualization and containerization. With this report, DevOps engineers, SREs, cloud architects, and Kubernetes architects will learn the benefits and capabilities of KubeVirt, along with a few common use cases. Author and technical content strategist Peter Conrad also examines the challenges of moving virtualized software to the cloud.

You'll explore:

  • KubeVirt's basic components and capabilities
  • The differences between containerized and VM-based architectures
  • Why some applications and workloads are difficult to migrate to container-based architectures, and how KubeVirt can help
  • How KubeVirt brings virtual machines under the control of Kubernetes

Product information

  • Title: What Is KubeVirt?
  • Author(s): Peter Conrad
  • Release date: September 2022
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781098133412