What is Kubernetes

What is Kubernetes

(Greek for helmsman)

Kubernetes is a container orchestrator

Initiated by Google

Version 1.0 was donated to the community in 2015

Governed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)

Minor version every three months


Starting with version 1.19: 4 minor versions (12 months)

Older versions: 3 minor versions (9 months)

Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Part of the Linux Foundation

Governs the contained projects

Supported by over 450 members

Projects and maturity (as of 2022-03-09)

16 graduated projects

31 incubated projects

70 sandbox projects

And the winner is… Kubernetes

The container orchestrator


First graduated project in CNCF

Very active ecosystem

See Cloud Native landscape