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Kubernetes

Kubernetes, also known as K8s, is an open-source system for automating the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.

Overview

Kubernetes, also known as K8s, is an open-source system for automating the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. By grouping containers that make up an application into logical units, Kubernetes aims to simplify management and discovery. Kubernetes supports a range of container tools, including Docker. Originally designed by Google and donated to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), Kubernetes builds on fifteen years of experience running production workloads. Kubernetes is open source and allows users to utilize on-premises, hybrid, or public cloud infrastructure.

CNCF's 2021 annual survey found Kubernetes is used across the globe, irrespective of company size (less than 9 employees to 5000+), and the most prevalent job functions include SRE/DevOps engineers, software architects (25%), and back-end developers (23%).

CNCF's 2021 annual survey results related to Kubernetes use.

In the virtualization management software industry, Kubernetes is the most popular solution, with a market share of 25.7%. The top sectors making use of Kubernetes are software (30%) and information technology and services (14%). The state of cloud native development report published in December 2021 found that 57% of back-end developers used containers in the previous twelve months, and 31% of these used Kubernetes, a total of 5.6 million. In 2019, Kubernetes was estimated to be used by up to or more than 50% of Fortune 500 companies. Kubernetes clients include Google, Shopify, Slack, The New York Times, Capital One, BlackRock, CERN, IBM, Nordstrom, and Spotify.

Timeline

July 21, 2015
Kubernetes v1.0 is released.

Alongside the release Google partners with the Linux Foundation to form the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).

July 10, 2014
Microsoft, RedHat, IBM, and Docker join the Kubernetes community.
June 6, 2014
The first Kubernetes commit is made on GithHub.

Further Resources

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Borg, Omega, and Kubernetes - ACM Queue

Brendan Burns, Brian Grant, David Oppenheimer, Eric Brewer, and John Wilkes

Web

March 2, 2016

The demise of docker and the rise of kubernetes

Web

October 22, 2019

The State of Kubernetes 2019

Web

December 15, 2016

WHAT ARE THE REAL BENEFITS OF KUBERNETES - Linkbynet

Web

April 26, 2019

With its Kubernetes bet paying off, Cloud Foundry doubles down on developer experience

Frederic Lardinois

Web

September 9, 2019

News

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Date
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Description
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October 7, 2021
CIO
Now is the time for CEOs to understand these powerful design principles and use them to enhance their organization's competitive position.
Brand Post
October 6, 2021
CIO
Learn how your team can take advantage of enterprise-class performance and availability at multi-petabyte scale for virtualized workloads with Infinidat.
Brand Post
September 28, 2021
CIO
Applications are critical and determining the management approach and timeline for modernizing them as part of their transformation is essential.
Katyanna Quach
September 28, 2021
go.theregister.com
Astronomers are still figuring out how the planet's storm continues to rage
Matt Dupuy
September 27, 2021
go.theregister.com
'Here I am, 100 billion neurons and all you want me to do is calculate all the ways this could possibly go wrong?'
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