What is Kubernetes, and why should I care?

For a few years now, Kubernetes (pronounced coo-burr-net-eez, abbreviated to k8s) has been getting a lot of attention and hype in the DevOps world. However, it’s very hard to see what it does without having used it in a real world scenario.

From the kubernetes page

Kubernetes, also known as K8s, is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.

It groups containers that make up an application into logical units for easy management and discovery…