Google was one of the companies that started quite early to use containerized applications on a large scale. The missing part at this point in time was a container management platform ready for the large enterprise. As a consequence, some of the Google developers started back in 2013 with the development of a container management platform. The foundation for that management platform was an internally used cluster management system called borg. Sticking to the Borg theme they named the container management platform “Seven of Nine” (a fictional character in the StarTrek Voyager universe). After only three months, the developer team released the first prototype. After some internal discussions about the roadmap of the container management platform, the platform was renamed to Kubernetes and also released as open-source. From this point in time, the Kubernetes software developed to version 1.0 which was released in 2015 and to the leading container management platform.
The following articles explain what is required to set up an enterprise-ready Kubernetes cluster and what are the first steps to operate the Kubernetes cluster.