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Learn how to use Projects to manage your application’s lifecycle, from building to tracking and maintenance. Click here for step-by-step instructions on adding a Project.

Projects are the heart of application lifecycle management. Clusters can have many Projects, and each Project can have many Solutions, including Packages, and Trackers. Projects are designed to group together Solutions. A Project could be a discrete microservice in your system, or a collection of microservices owned by a team in your Organization.

Projects which need to talk to each other should be run in the same cluster.

Clusters can represent different environments, like a test, staging, and production environment. In this case, each cluster environment will be running a similar version of the same Project.

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As an example, Acme Industries wants to use Kubernetes to deploy a custom microservice. To begin, they create a new Project called Acme CDS Test Env. This will be their test environment.

The core of Acme’s microservice is an app which they deploy on the Acme CDS Test Env Kubernetes cluster.

Now that they have set up their NKS Project, the Acme team can:

  • Monitor the performance and health of their microservice on the Project’s Metrics page.

  • View and manage the cluster’s settings and performance from the Project page.

  • Set project quotas and limits on the Project’s Settings page.

  • Test their app on different cloud providers by creating new versions of the Project.

The Acme team’s next step will be to set up Projects for the staging and production versions of their app. Each one will have the different relevant version of their microservice application deployed on the cluster.