Google Kubernetes Engine GKE


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Kubernetes (, commonly stylized as K8s) is an open-source container orchestration system for automating software deployment, scaling, and management. Google originally designed Kubernetes, but the Cloud Native Computing Foundation now maintains the project.

Kubernetes works with Docker, Containerd, and CRI-O. Originally, it interfaced exclusively with the Docker runtime through a "Dockershim"; however, from 2016 up to April 2022, Kubernetes has deprecated the shim in favor of directly interfacing with the container through Containerd, or replacing Docker with a runtime that is compliant with the Container Runtime Interface (CRI). With the release of v1.24 in May 2022, "Dockershim" has been removed entirely.

Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Red Hat, SUSE, Platform9 and VMware offer Kubernetes-based platforms or infrastructure as a service (IaaS) that deploy Kubernetes.

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Kubernetes (commonly referred to as “K8s”) is an open source system for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications originally designed by Google and donated to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. It aims to provide a “platform for automating deployment, scaling, and operations of application containers across clusters of hosts”. It supports a range of container tools, including Docker.