Kubernetes is a data management platform that enables users to deploy and manage containerized applications at scale. It is an open source project originally developed by Google, and is now maintained by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
Kubernetes provides a number of features and benefits that make it an attractive solution for managing containerized applications:
– Automatic binpacking: Kubernetes automatically packs containers onto nodes based on resource utilization, ensuring that nodes are utilized efficiently and that applications have the resources they need.
– Self-healing: Kubernetes can automatically restart containers that have failed, and can also replace and reschedule containers that are not meeting their performance objectives.
– Horizontal scaling: Kubernetes makes it easy to scale applications horizontally by adding more nodes to the cluster.
– Service discovery and load balancing: Kubernetes includes built-in service discovery and load balancing capabilities, making it easy to expose services to external users.
– Storage integration: Kubernetes integrates with a variety of storage solutions, making it easy to persist data generated by applications.
Kubernetes is available in a number of different editions, including a free Community Edition and a paid Enterprise Edition. Pricing for the Enterprise Edition is based on the number of nodes in the cluster and the level of support required.