The Future of Kubernetes Is Serverless


As we move forward, it’s becoming increasingly clear (to me at least) that the future will be containerized and those containers will run on serverless infrastructure.

In this context, then, the obvious question is: “What becomes of orchestration in this serverless future?”

Kubernetes is a technology developed to provide a serverless-experience of running containers. But the truth is that at the low level, the Kubernetes architecture itself is deeply aware individual machines, and components from the scheduler to the controller manager assume that the containers in Kubernetes are living on machines that are visible to Kubernetes….

For these serverless platforms, it might have been tempting to develop an entirely new orchestrator, but the truth is that the world is consolidating around the Kubernetes orchestration API, and the value of seamless integration with existing Kubernetes tooling is very attractive.

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