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- Kubernetes is an open-source Container Management tool that automates container deployment, container scaling, descaling, and container load balancing (also called a container orchestration tool).
- It is written in Golang and has a vast community because it was first developed by Google and later donated to CNCF (Cloud Native Computing Foundation).
- Kubernetes can group ‘n’ number of containers into one logical unit for managing and deploying them easily.
- It works brilliantly with all cloud vendors i.e. public, hybrid, and on-premises.
Features of Kubernetes:
- Automated Scheduling– Kubernetes provides an advanced scheduler to launch containers on cluster nodes. It performs resource optimization.
- Self-Healing Capabilities– It provides rescheduling, replacing, and restarting the containers which are dead.
- Automated Rollouts and Rollbacks– It supports rollouts and rollbacks for the desired state of the containerized application.
- Horizontal Scaling and Load Balancing– Kubernetes can scale up and scale down the application as per the requirements.
- Resource Utilization– Kubernetes provides resource utilization monitoring and optimization, ensuring containers are using their resources efficiently.
- Support for multiple clouds and hybrid clouds– Kubernetes can be deployed on different cloud platforms and run containerized applications across multiple clouds.
- Extensibility– Kubernetes is very extensible and can be extended with custom plugins and controllers.
- Community Support- Kubernetes has a large and active community with frequent updates, bug fixes, and new features being added.