what is Kubernetes

Kubernetes or K8s for short is the next big thing. Everybody’s doing it but what is it? And why would you want to use it?

At its heart K8s is a container scheduling engine. Someone allocates compute and storage capacity to it and the system runs (Docker compatible) containers where it has capacity.

You can setup K8s yourself but this is a huge task. Most people wanting to try out K8s would have an easier experience with a managed K8s service such as AWS EKS or GKE.

That’s because these services are managed by experts with deep reach into the cloud providers and the K8s project.

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