The world of DevOps is constantly evolving and adapting to the needs of the software development industry. With the increasing demand for faster and more efficient software delivery, organizations are turning to modern technologies and practices to help them meet these challenges. In this series of articles on the Kublr blog, we will look at some of today’s top DevOps trends.

This week: Low-Code Applications

Low-code applications allow developers to create software applications with minimal coding, making developing and deploying applications easier and faster. Kubernetes is an open-source container orchestration platform that automates the deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications.

The combination of low-code applications and Kubernetes has several advantages in DevOps:

  • Faster Application Development: With low-code development, developers can build applications faster and with less effort. This allows DevOps teams to deliver applications more quickly and with fewer errors.
  • Scalability: With low-code development, developers can quickly create new features and functionality, which can be easily deployed and scaled using Kubernetes.
  • Flexibility: Low-code development allows developers to modify and customize applications as needed quickly. Kubernetes provides the flexibility to deploy and manage applications across different environments, such as on-premises, cloud, or hybrid.
  • Reduced Costs: Low-code development can reduce development costs, requiring less time and resources to create applications. Kubernetes can also help reduce costs by optimizing resource utilization and reducing infrastructure expenses.
  • Improved Collaboration: Low-code development allows for better collaboration between developers and business stakeholders. With Kubernetes, DevOps teams can work together to deploy and manage applications more efficiently.

Overall, the trend towards low-code applications in Kubernetes cases reflects a growing desire for DevOps teams to optimize their development processes and increase their agility. 

How can Kublr help? 

Low-code platforms allow developers to build applications quickly and easily with minimal coding. At the same time, Kublr provides a powerful container orchestration system for managing and scaling those applications without needing to manually write complex scripts or configure infrastructure. In addition, Kublr can help simplify the deployment and management of containerized applications by providing a centralized platform for managing Kubernetes clusters. This can help reduce the complexity of managing multiple clusters, making it easier to deploy and scale applications as needed.

When to avoid the low-code route?

While low-code has many advantages, it is not always the best option. Here are some examples of when not  to choose the low-code route:

  • Your project is complex, and you plan to have lots of developers. In this case, low-code solutions might not provide you with enough tools to solve conflicts within the code or implement advanced CI/CD strategies.
  • Your project depends on high-performance code, meaning you’re not sure how the low-code solution will work if thousands of users will use it simultaneously, or you’ll need to be able to deal with a complex and resource-demanding ML task.
  • The project involves low-level platform, hardware, or OS management tasks.
  • You don’t have enough experience and knowledge of the limits of and best practices in using the low-code platforms.

An industry-leading DevOps Consulting and Kubernetes Management platform, Kublr can help you decide and understand your low-code options and provide container orchestration services that can deliver applications faster, with less effort and cost, while also improving collaboration and scalability.