Kubernetes is open-source software offering users the freedom to take advantage of on-premises, hybrid, or public cloud infrastructure, letting you effortlessly move workloads to where it matters to you. It is used 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.
Kubernetes is estimated to be in use by up to or more than 50% of Fortune 500 companies. These companies include Capital One financial, Alphabet, BlackRock, Comcast, eBay, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Nordstrom, Northwestern Mutual, Intuit and Starbucks. Usage of Kubernetes among Fortune 100 companies is around 54% in some form, and Docker is used at around 71% for Fortune 100 companies. There are an estimated 10,000 companies using Kubernetes worldwide.
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