What is Kubernetes? (free PDF)
If you live within the realm of IT, chances are you’ve heard of Kubernetes. This is especially true if your company is of the enterprise sort. But, if you’ve managed to duck and dodge your way out of Kubernetes influence, you might be wondering what exactly is this technology.
Learn more about Kubernetes in this free TechRepublic download.
From the download:
To understand Kubernetes, you must first know that a container is a distributed application that contains everything it needs to run. Containers are OS- and hardware-independent and are deployed based on images (such as the official NGINX image), which can be pulled from numerous repositories.
With that out of the way, Kubernetes is an open source container orchestration system that is portable, extensible, and not only allows you to deploy those containers to a scalable cluster, but it can be used (with the addition of other tools) to completely automate the orchestration of your containerized applications.