Kit Colbert is the CTO of VMware Cloud
When you deploy Kubernetes and containers, it can seem like you can do without virtualization. After all, the stripped down one Route, often called “Bare Metal “- it really is Linux without virtualization – seems less promising Complexity and overhead.
The topic may seem binary: Less infrastructure or more infrastructure – what do you want? But that’s a wrong choice: It’s about whether you can get a better infrastructure out of the box or do it yourself.
Bare metal Linux has the fascination of engineering out of nowhere. in addition, Kubernetes and containerization already contain the basic properties of virtualization. What do you need to consider with integrated process isolation, application packaging and abstraction? Why Not take a clean approach?
It is almost a philosophical point, but it is precisely its simplicity that invites greater complications. The bare metal Linux option …