Kubernetes (K8s) is an open-source container-orchestration system for automating computer application deployment, scaling, and management. It was originally designed by Google and is now maintained by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. It aims to provide a “platform for automating deployment, scaling, and operations of application containers across clusters of hosts”. It works with a range of container tools, including Docker.
Many cloud services offer a Kubernetes-based platform or infrastructure as a service (PaaS or IaaS) on which Kubernetes can be deployed as a platform-providing service. Many vendors also provide their own branded Kubernetes distributions such as Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) on AWS, DigitalOcean Kubernetes Service, and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) on GCP.
What is Kubernetes?
Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. It groups containers that make up an application into logical units for easy management and discovery.
Source: What is Kubernetes
Kubernetes is known to be a descendant of Google’s system BORG
The first unified container-management system developed at Google was the system we internally call Borg. It was built to manage both long-running services and batch jobs, which had previously been handled by two separate systems: Babysitter and the Global Work Queue. The latter’s architecture strongly influenced Borg, but was focused on batch jobs; both predated Linux control groups.
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Date of Birth
Kubernetes celebrates its birthday every year on 21st July. Kubernetes 1.0 was released on July 21 2015, after being first announced to the public at Dockercon in June 2014.
A place that marks the beginning of a journey
- Kubernetes Community Overview and Contributions Guide by Ihor Dvoretskyi
- Are you Ready to Manage your Infrastructure like Google?
- Google is years ahead when it comes to the cloud, but it’s happy the world is catching up
- An Intro to Google’s Kubernetes and How to Use It by Laura Frank
- Kubernetes: The Future of Cloud Hosting by Meteorhacks
- Kubernetes by Google by Gaston Pantana
- Key Concepts by Arun Gupta
- Application Containers: Kubernetes and Docker from Scratch by Keith Tenzer
- Learn the Kubernetes Key Concepts in 10 Minutes by Omer Dawelbeit
- The Children’s Illustrated Guide to Kubernetes by Deis
- The ‘kubectl run’ command by Michael Hausenblas
- Docker Kubernetes Lab Handbook by Peng Xiao
- Curated Resources for Kubernetes
- Kubernetes Comic by Google Cloud Platform
- Kubernetes 101: Pods, Nodes, Containers, and Clusters by Dan Sanche
- An Introduction to Kubernetes by Justin Ellingwood
- Kubernetes and everything else – Introduction to Kubernetes and it’s context by Rinor Maloku
- Installation on Centos 7
- Setting Up a Kubernetes Cluster on Ubuntu 18.04
- Cloud Native Landscape
- The Kubernetes Handbook by Farhan Hasin Chowdhury