Kubernetes is an orchestration software used to deploy, manage, and scale containers. Originally designed by Google and known as K8s, it was later donated to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and has since been managed as an open-source project. The name comes from the Greek word for "helmsman," which aptly describes Kubernetes' function.
Today, most application software is container-based, with each application requiring its own configuration and specific dependencies. As the number of containers increases, managing them becomes more complex. Kubernetes offers an API that automates control processes, monitors computing resources, and dynamically adjusts resource allocation within a network as needed.
Kubernetes has formed a considerable community around it as open-source software, with numerous digital giants, including Microsoft, being part of it. Leveraging expertise in Microsoft Azure as an integrated and flexible cloud solution, ESYON also relies on Azure Kubernetes Services.