Organizations are attracted to Kubernetes for its flexibility and cost effectiveness as an automation-friendly, resource-sparing platform for hosting cloud-native applications.
But Kubernetes complexity imposes two categories of costs. Implementation and operations costs are easy to see. Much harder to enumerate are cognitive loads on developer/operators, forced to deal with Kubernetes internals and command-line challenges to leverage its power.
This article explains, in plain English, where this second category of costs resides, and gives you the information you need to put a value on tools like Lens: The Kubernetes IDE – a purpose-built open source solution for reducing Kubernetes cognitive load on Dev and Ops.