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Your Kubernetes clusters should be ephemeral too

by boosh on 16 October 2019 | Permalink

Devops and developers using Kubernetes are used to the idea that containers should be ephemeral. Not having to babysit containers is what allows us to scale. Containers can be created and deleted automatically depending on the traffic to the Kubernetes cluster. Some applications may use persistent volumes to store state, but things are generally simpler if state is stored external to the cluster, e.g. on hosted databases or storage systems like S3. Read more...