By Erik Kaulberg, Vice President, Infinidat
Released in 2014 as an open-source system for automating the deployment and management of containerized applications, Kubernetes has come a long way in the past seven years. It was first created by Google and then turned over to a vendor-neutral body, the Cloud-Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), to manage it as an open-source project. But we are only now starting to see mature Kubernetes deployments at mainstream enterprises.
As more companies transition from monoliths to microservices, there has been an increase in the use of container technologies. As microservices proliferated, an increase in applications were comprised of hundreds or even thousands of containers, creating a challenge to manage all these applications. A need for orchestration technologies emerged.