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Kubernetes

Last updated: July 19, 2021

What Does Kubernetes Mean?

Kubernetes is an open-source orchestration platform for working with software containers. Originally designed by Google, Kubernetes is now maintained by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).

Kubernetes helps microservice-based applications to be deployed automatically.

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Techopedia Explains Kubernetes

Kubernetes plays an important role in agile software development and provides DevOps teams with the ability to orchestrate virtual machine (VM) clusters. Other advantages of Kubernetes include:

When containers are grouped into Kubernetes pods, they can share the same compute, network and storage resources. Multiple pods can be managed through a single controller. Kubernetes application programming interfaces (APIs) are used to manage how and where containers will run.

As a dominant player in open-source containerization, Kubernetes can be mixed and matched with other technologies. Kubernetes is the Greek word for “governor” or “helmsman.” Companies of all shapes and sizes are pursuing Kubernetes as a way to modernize applications.

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