The container world is all like the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie. 🏴☠️
The name Kubernetes originates from Greek, meaning helmsman (a person who steers a ship or boat.) or pilot.
& before understanding anything, let's understand what is K8s.
K8s as an abbreviation results from counting the eight letters between the "K" and the "s" of Kubernetes.
What is Kubernetes?
Kubernetes is an open-source platform for managing a huge number of containerized workloads and services. It automates the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.
A platform that environs the huge number of services and capabilities that keep growing.
The core functionality of Kubernetes is scheduling workloads in containers across your infrastructure.
Now, it's very well clear that K8s act as a helmsman for containers. The logo describes the same, a ship's wheel
Kubernetes capabilities (but not limited to)
mounting storage systems
checking application health and readiness
replicating application instances
using the horizontal pod autoscaler
using cluster autoscaling
naming and service discovery
accessing and ingesting logs
providing authentication and authorization