It’s always funny watching a new open source initiative gain traction — all the more so when the initiative in question isn’t yet firmly ensconced into the warm, inviting bosom of its own full-fledged foundation. This is certainly the case for Kubernetes.

Kubernetes (commonly referred to by the cool Silicon Valley kids as “k8s”) is an open source container cluster manager that is a direct descendant of Google’s infamous Borg, the system that Google uses to run its massive global infrastructure. Kubernetes was released less than a year ago as a kind of partnership between Google and the Linux Foundation

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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.