Kubernetes (also known as K8s) is an open-source container orchestration platform
that helps manage and automate the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. It was originally developed by Google, but is now maintained by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).
Kubernetes provides a framework for managing containerized applications across a cluster of hosts. It automates the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications, allowing developers to focus on writing code rather than worrying about the underlying infrastructure. Kubernetes supports various container runtimes, including Docker, and allows developers to run multiple containers in a single pod. Some of the key features of Kubernetes include:
- Automated container deployment, scaling, and management
- Self-healing and auto-restart of failed containers
- Load balancing and service discovery
- Container storage orchestration
- Automatic rollouts and rollbacks
- Resource utilization monitoring and management
Kubernetes has become a popular choice for deploying and managing containerized applications in production environments. It has a large and active community of contributors, and can run on-premises, in the cloud, or in hybrid environments.