Kubernetes(k8s), written in Go, evolved from Google's cluster management software, Borg and is hosted by Cloud Native Computing Foundation(CNCF).

Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications."


  • Automatic binpacking - automatically scheduling containers based on resource usage and constraints, with no sacrifice in availability.
  • Self-healing - automatically replace and reschedules containers from failed nodes, failed heath checks, rules/policy.
  • Horizontal scaling - automatically scale applications based on resource usage and customer metrics.
  • Service discovery and load balancing - makes service from set of containers and refers to them via DNS name - automatic discovery of the services and load-balance requests between containers of a given services.
  • Automated rollouts and rollbacks - roll out and roll back new versions/configurations of an applications without any downtime.
  • Secrets and configuration management - manage secrets and configuration details for an application without re-building of the entire images.
  • Storage orchestration - automatically mount local, external and storage solutions to the containers.
  • Batch execution - supports batch execution.

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