Kubernetes History

Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.

  • Kubernetes is heavily influenced by Google’s Borg system
  • Released in 2015 when Google partnered with Linux foundation to form CNCF
  • Often called K8s which is a Numeronym
  • K[ubernete]s → K[8]s → K8s
  • Kubernetes - Greek for helmsman or pilot

“Kubernetes was built to radically change the way that applications are built and deployed in the cloud. Fundamentally, it was designed to give developers more velocity, efficiency, and agility”

Kelsey Hightower, Brendan Burns & Joe Beda -Kubernetes Up and Running Book