It is common practice in Modern Development to have a Production environment and pre-production environments like Staging and Development. Advanced DevOps teams would take advantage of Infrastructure as Code and Ephemeral Environments in order to improve team velocity.
Intercept allows developers to run a service locally and selectively intercept traffic from a remote environment to their local instance.
Mount allows developers to locally mount cluster volumes in their local workstation so that their local code can read or write to these volumes.
Kubernetes Services route traffic to Pods based on
Most of the commands alter your local Development Workstation or the Kubernetes Cluster.
The primary concept behind Teleport is to allow developers to develop and debug their code locally as though they are inside the cluster.