Kubernetes is the hottest kid on the block among container orchestration tools right now. I started writing this post when we decided to go with Kubernetes at Twyla a year ago, and since then, the developments in the ecosystem have been simply overwhelming. In my opinion, the attention Kubernetes gets is completely deserved, due to the following reasons:
It is a complete solution that is based on a fundamental set of ideas. These ideas are explained in the Borg, Omega and Kubernetes article that compares the consecutive orchestration solutions developed at Google, and the lessons learned.
While it is container-native, Kubernetes is not limited to a single container platform, and the container platform is extended with e.g. networking and storage features.
It offers an open and well-designed API, in addition to various patterns that suit differing workflows. The wonderful thing is that there is a very well-governed community process whereby the API is
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