Harpreet Singh

The dummies guide to the Kubernetes Ecosystem

27 Mar 2018 | containers

I will do a series a blog as I get my head wrapped around Kubernetes.

A recent proclamation in the technology trends is that Kubernetes has won the container wars. It implies that Kubernetes is the new operating system for the cloud.

What is Kubernetes (k8s)?

One of the key misconceptions is that k8s is an orchestration engine for docker containers. This is how I thought about it. That is true but it is much more.

Container orchestration is a key capability of the platform but there is much more. I think of k8s as the container orchestrator and the ecosystem services around it. Here are the key services that a company needs to think about as they bring in k8s:

So if you are bringing k8s in-house or evaluating a cloud solution, you need to think about the above categories of service and make sure that your provider is providing an acceptable service (for you) on each of the categories.

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