bet365 backs Kubernetes to deliver optimal deployment environment

Continuing its principal stance on developing its in-house proprietary platform and operating systems, bet365 has chosen to back opensource architectural and containment programming language Kubernetes.

Widely considered as the world’s biggest volume sportsbook, bet365 is set to back its development and deployment teams with a new Kubernetes built ‘containerised production application’.

Engaging with Kubernetes, bet365 details that it will be able to engineer better-proofed production and deployment environments helping the betting firm’s product inventory prepare to match peak scale.

To date, bet365’s product development and deployment have been maintained by utilising standard cluster and operating authentication modules.

The Infrastructure and Development teams identified Kubernetes as the right set of technologies for the business following a detailed analysis and exploration of a range of different modern orchestration approaches and automation platforms.

Updating the market, James Nightingale, Principle Infrastructure Architect at bet365, stated that Kubernetes could be a game-changer for the firm’s future development processes.

“It promises to increase the speed at which we can spin up production environments, while at the same time, delivering a highly malleable deployment mechanism that will enable Sports Development to rapidly release code.”

“As bet365’s architecture has become more complex; we’ve noticed a growing grey area around responsibility for configuring the platform. There are elements of configuration and tuning that are deployed across the stack, which would traditionally be the remit of the Infrastructure team but need to be undertaken by product teams. The result is two teams touching the configuration items and this added complexity increases the potential for error.”

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