Kubernetes is a container orchestration system that automates the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. It is an open source project and is available through the Apache 2.0 license.
Kubernetes was originally designed by Google and is now maintained by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
Kubernetes is a popular choice for deploying containerized applications due to its features and flexibility.
Some of the features of Kubernetes include:
– automatic binpacking
– horizontal scaling
– service discovery and load balancing
– secrets and configuration management
– rolling updates
– plugins for storage, networking, and authorization
Kubernetes is also able to run on a variety of platforms, including on-premise, in the cloud, or in a hybrid environment.
Advantages of Kubernetes include:
– increased efficiency and productivity
– reduced operational costs
– improved application uptime
Pricing for Kubernetes depends on the provider and the level of support that is needed. For example, Google Cloud offers a managed Kubernetes service starting at $0.10 per hour per cluster.