I will try to explain some reason I think Kubernetes is interesting without using the words “cloud native”, “orchestration”, “container”, or any Kubernetes-specific terminology :). I’m going to explain this mostly from the perspective of a kubernetes operator / infrastructure engineer, since my job right now is to set up Kubernetes and make it work well.
I’m not going to try to address the question of “should you use kubernetes for your production systems?” at all, that is a very complicated question. (not least because “in production” has totally different requirements depending on what you’re doing).
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