SUSE CaaS Platform is a minimalistic operating system designed to be used with containers. SUSE CaaS Platform allows for provisioning, management, and scaling of container-based applications. It is optimized for large, clustered deployments.
To optimize the use of containers, you need an orchestration framework. Kubernetes is typically used for this purpose. Kubernetes is a tool that provides a platform for automating deployment, scaling, and operations of containers.
SUSE CaaS Platform enables the following:
fast and predictable deployment
scaling applications on the fly
roll out new features
optimization of hardware by using only the required resources.
To keep the scope of these guidelines manageable, certain technical assumptions have been made:
You have some computer experience and are familiar with common technical terms.
You are familiar with the documentation for your system and the network on which it runs.
You have a basic understanding of Linux systems.
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