Running a few standalone containers for development purposes won’t rob your IT team of time or patience: A standards-based container runtime by itself will do the job. But once you scale to a production environment and multiple applications spanning many containers, it’s clear that you need a way to coordinate those containers to deliver the individual services. As containers accumulate, complexity grows. Eventually, you need to take a step back and group containers along with the coordinated services they need, such as networking, security, and telemetry.
That’s why technologies like the open source Kubernetes project are such a big part of the container scene.
Kubernetes automates and orchestrates Linux container operations. It eliminates many of the manual processes involved in deploying and scaling containerized applications.
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