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 700 members

Projects and maturity (as of 2022-11-05)

18 graduated, 37 incubated, 83 sandbox projects

See Cloud Native landscape


KubeCon / CloudNativeCon (bi-annual, North America and Europe)

Many smaller conferences focused on specific topics all year

Numerous community days across the world