Introduction to Kubernetes

  • 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:

  1. Automated Scheduling– Kubernetes provides an advanced scheduler to launch containers on cluster nodes. It performs resource optimization.
  2. Self-Healing Capabilities– It provides rescheduling, replacing, and restarting the containers which are dead.
  3. Automated Rollouts and Rollbacks– It supports rollouts and rollbacks for the desired state of the containerized application.
  4. Horizontal Scaling and Load Balancing– Kubernetes can scale up and scale down the application as per the requirements.
  5. Resource Utilization– Kubernetes provides resource utilization monitoring and optimization, ensuring containers are using their resources efficiently.
  6. Support for multiple clouds and hybrid clouds– Kubernetes can be deployed on different cloud platforms and run containerized applications across multiple clouds.
  7. Extensibility– Kubernetes is very extensible and can be extended with custom plugins and controllers.
  8. Community Support- Kubernetes has a large and active community with frequent updates, bug fixes, and new features being added.

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