Rick Conlee
Rick Conlee
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Jan 1, 0001 1 min read


Often abbriviated as K8s

What is Kubernetes?

Kubernetes is an open-source container-orchestration platform for automating app deployment, scaling, metrics, and storage.

How Is Kubernetes Used?

Kubernetes is used as a platform for automating deployments, scaling, and daily operations of containerized workloads across clusters of hosts on prem or in the cloud.

Who Created Kubernetes?

Kubernetes was originally designed by Google as “Project Borg.” Currently, Kubernetes is maintained by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation as an Open Source tool.

The Project was initially created by Joe Beda, Brendan Burns, and Craig McLuckie and other engineers at Google.

The original codename for Kubernetes within Google was Project 7, a reference to the Star Trek Voyager character Seven of Nine, who was a Borg prior to joining THe Federation. The seven spokes on the wheel of the Kubernetes logo are a reference to that codename.

When Was Kubernetes Created?

Kubernetes v1.0 was released on July 21, 2015.

Where was Kubernetes Created?

Kubernetes was created in the United States of America, but currently draws from a global array of open source developers all around the world.

Why Was Kubernetes Created?

Kubernetes was created to automate the lifecycle microservices.