The need for Kubernetes Native Messaging Platform in Hybrid Cloud Environment

The need for Kubernetes Native Messaging Platform in Hybrid Cloud Environment

A fast-growing trend in IT infrastructure today, Hybrid Clouds are becoming increasingly popular among enterprise organizations worldwide. Used by major market leaders to connect their on-premises infrastructures, private cloud services, and third-party, public cloud into one flexible and efficient superstructure, Hybrid Clouds are a more efficient structure for running an organization’s applications and workloads. This Hybrid Clouds deployments, ensures that organizations meet their technical and business objectives with effectiveness and significantly improved cost-efficiency than can be done with just a public or private cloud.

Managing Messaging Connectivity in Hybrid Clouds

A critical component of any Hybrid Cloud System is the messaging connectivity across the applications and data contained within the system, hence the importance of managing said messaging connectivity. Regardless of the use of the Hybrid Cloud strategy, connectivity is key in ensuring that every component of the hybrid system works seamlessly together.

To achieve this, modern messaging platforms need to both provide complete transparency of the hybrid cloud system and support integration at the microservice level. When building such an advanced hybrid cloud infrastructure, some microservices are utilized in one environment while others are utilized in the other to enjoy the best of both environments.

Building such an environment efficiently requires a Kubernetes native messaging platform. In this blog post, we will be discussing the need and advantages of building hybrid cloud infrastructure using an innovative Kubernetes native messaging platform and how it works.

Building a Kubernetes-based Solution in a Hybrid Cloud Environment

The most common concerns over the hybrid deployment, we have come across, deals with complexity and risk. In most enterprises, there is a need to come to grips with the management and operation of both on-premises and cloud environments, making sure the environments are always in sync and doing so with security in mind. Building a hybrid cloud infrastructure creates a challenge of managing the communication complexity in a stable, reliable, and scalable approach. There, however, is a ray of hope, and this can be found in a unified Kubernetes native messaging platform across the environments with multi-cluster support.

Such a Kubernetes native messaging platform was developed for this specific environment with the support of all messaging patterns and therefore simplify messaging creation and maintenance, regardless of where you run applications. This ensures that organizations using such a messaging platform enjoy benefits not just from the enterprise-grade Kubernetes solutions to support hybrid cloud solutions but also from the native abilities of said solutions to enable the instant connection between microservices and a rich set of cloud and external services. This makes it possible for enterprise developers to create and manage multiple Kubernetes deployments from the messaging platform’s control center easily.

Portability Between All Deployments

A Kubernetes native messaging platform provides the perfect means to bridge, replicate, or aggregate Kubernetes clusters, providing an abundant set of connectors to instantly connect the various available microservices with cloud web and external services within the clusters across cloud environments, on-premises deployments, and the edge.

Diagram 1: A solution deployed in a hybrid cloud environment using MQ Cluster, Bridges, and Connectors (Targets & Sources)

How to Successfully Migrate from On-premises to a Hybrid Deployment

Modern messaging platforms should enable enterprises to gradually migrate their current IT infrastructure on the fly to a hybrid cloud solution easily and without service disruption. They should also provide multi-cluster support, allowing for communication between the on-prem microservices and cloud microservices seamlessly, enabling two different Kubernetes environments to work together as one solution. This also ensures that enterprises can gradually transfer services from the on-premises environment to the cloud and vice-verse safely, transparently, and without delay. Furthermore, the messaging platform supports the gradual migration of microservices from a monolithic environment with legacy massaging systems to an advanced Kubernetes hybrid solution using the messaging platform source and target connectors.

Diagram 2: A solution deployed in a hybrid cloud environment using a Kubernetes native messaging platform


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