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DRIVING INNOVATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST with Kubernetes

Mohamad Rizk , Regional Director , Middle East & CIS at Veeam Software , speaks to us about containers , Kubernetes environments and how these are driving innovation across the Middle East .
ONTAINER USE IN

C enterprises is exploding across the globe . Kubernetes , a platform for orchestrating containers , is an opensource container orchestration platform that automates deploying , managing and scaling containerised applications . A Cloud Native Computing Foundation ( CNCF ) survey found that 92 % of responding companies run containers in production and 83 % of those deployments use Kubernetes .

The Middle East is not far behind ! According to findings of the Veeam Data Protection Trends Report 2022 , 69 % of UAE organisations and 76 % of Saudi Arabian organisations are already running containers in production , while 29 % and 22 % respectively plan to do so in the next 12 months .
Why containers and Kubernetes ?
The advantages of a virtualised infrastructure are well documented . Greater workload mobility , availability of resources , automated operations and increased performance are all benefits of virtualisation that make IT simpler to manage and less costly to own and operate . Containers are a lighter-weight , more agile way of handling virtualisation . Without the need of a hypervisor , organisations leveraging containers can enjoy faster resource provisioning and speedier availability of new applications . Instead of dedicating one operating system for each application , multiple applications can run independently from each other on the same operating system , which means less hardware and licenses and reduced load on servers .

KUBERNETES CAN SHIFT FROM ONE CLUSTER OR ONE NODE OR ONE SERVER TO ANOTHER VERY EASILY .
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