Kubernetes is an open-source system provided by Cloud Native Computing Foundation. It can be used to automate deployment, scaling, and operations of application containers across clusters of hosts. Kubernetes works with a range of container tools, including Docker. Its extensibility is provided in large part by the Kubernetes API, which is used by internal components as well as extensions and containers running on Kubernetes.

Parent CompanyCloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore
Kubernetes was founded in 2014

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Kubernetes Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


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$9 m


In total, Kubernetes had raised $9 m. Kubernetes is a subsidiary of Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)

Kubernetes Operating Metrics

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Kubernetes Cybersecurity Score

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Kubernetes News and Updates

Shipa launches Kubernetes DevOps app management platform

Shipa Corp., a Kubernetes application development and management platform, today announced the launch of Shipa Cloud that will assist developers, DevOps teams and platform engineers with the management and support of cloud-native applications. Shipa Cloud provides a secure developer-centric platfor…

Shipa Launches Shipa Cloud to Unburden Developer and DevOps Teams from Growing Kubernetes Complexities

The new cloud-managed developer platform accelerates cloud native application development and creates developer autonomy by empowering developers to deploy, manage, and support applications without needing to learn Kubernetes The new cloud-managed developer platform accelerates cloud native applicat…

Accurics aims to reduce security costs with ‘policy as code’ to address Kubernetes vulnerability

Following the modernization of IT infrastructure, cloud native resilience is a current concern for most businesses. Although essential, the solutions to protect this environment can be complex and add costs for enterprises. Employing “policy as code” to address Kubernetes vulnerabilities in a cost-…

Mirantis bets on making the developer experience with Kubernetes easier and simpler

As Kubernetes gains ground as a container orchestration system for modern IT infrastructure, open-source cloud software and services company Mirantis Inc. continues to invest to simplify the experience of developers working in this landscape. Among Mirantis’ recent announcements is an update to the…

New Relic enhances Kubernetes observability with open-source Pixie software

Observability platform provider New Relic Inc. is beefing up its product with a new “Kubernetes experience” that it says will enable instant insights into the software container orchestration system without needing to update any code or sample data first. The company also announced enhancements aro…

Fairwinds Releases Polaris 4.0, Provides Support for All Kubernetes Resources

Popular open source project provides clear path to Fairwinds Insights for multi-cluster, multi-team security monitoring and governance
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Kubernetes Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Kubernetes founded?

    Kubernetes was founded in 2014.

  • Who are Kubernetes competitors?

    Competitors of Kubernetes include Red Hat OpenShift, spaCy and Sonatype.