What is Kubernetes ?

Kubernetes, also known as k8s or “Kube,” is an open-source orchestration framework for container orchestration that automatically implements, manages, and scales containerized applications in several manual processes. In other words, groups of hosts running Linux containers can be clustered, and can help you handle these clusters quickly and efficiently.


Kubernetes is a portable, extensible, open-source platform for managing containerized workloads and services, that facilitates both declarative configuration and automation. It has a large, rapidly growing ecosystem. Kubernetes services, support, and tools are widely available.

The name Kubernetes originates from Greek, meaning helmsman or pilot. Google open-sourced the Kubernetes project in 2014. Kubernetes combines over 15 years of Google’s experience running production workloads at scale with best-of-breed ideas and practices from the community.

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