Installing, updating, and maintaining a Kubernetes cluster is a complex task. If your company is not a cloud provider, you need to hire a team of experts to manage your Kubernetes cluster. This is not only expensive but also time-consuming. You also have to invest a lot of time and money to keep your Kubernetes cluster up to date. This is especially true if you want to use the latest features of Kubernetes and its ecosystem.
To outsource these tasks, a managed Kubernetes service (Kubernetes as a Service) should be considered. With a managed Kubernetes offering, you can fully focus on your business and applications by abstracting away the complexity of managing your Kubernetes cluster and its underlying cloud infrastructure.
The SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) offers a managed Kubernetes service called SAP BTP, Kyma runtime. Unlike a vanilla Kubernetes cluster, SAP BTP, Kyma runtime comes with additional features through Kyma, which we have already covered in the previous lessons.