What is Kubernetes?

Kubernetes (otherwise called k8s or “kube”) is an open source compartment arrangement stage that computerizes a significant number of the manual cycles engaged with conveying, making due, and scaling containerized applications.


What are Kubernetes groups?

You can bunch together gatherings of hosts running Linux® holders, and Kubernetes helps you effectively and productively deal with those groups.

Kubernetes bunches can traverse has across on-premise, public, private, or mixture mists. Hence, Kubernetes is an optimal stage for facilitating cloud-local applications that require fast scaling, similar to continuous information gushing through Apache Kafka.


Kubernetes was originally developed and designed by engineers at Google. Google was one of the early contributors to Linux container technology and has talked publicly about how everything at Google runs in containers. (This is the technology behind Google’s cloud services.)

Google generates more than 2 billion container deployments a week, all powered by its internal platform, Borg. Borg was the predecessor to Kubernetes, and the lessons learned from developing Borg over the years became the primary influence behind much of Kubernetes technology.

Fun fact: The 7 spokes in the Kubernetes logo refer to the project’s original name, “Project Seven of Nine.”

Red Hat was one of the first companies to work with Google on Kubernetes, even prior to launch, and has become the 2nd leading contributor to the Kubernetes upstream project. Google donated the Kubernetes project to the newly formed Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) in 2015.