My last blog post has been the most controversial so far. Putting aside the widely misunderstood POSIX comparison, the key point is this:
Kubernetes is a cloud operating system.
Obviously Kubernetes doesn't replace the actual OS (i.e. linux) but it provides OS like services at the cloud level. For example:
- Resource allocation
- Terminal services
The obvious part that's missing in Kubernetes is the usermode components. Kubernetes is the kernel of a cloud operating system, but what does usermode for that look like?
As for the question of whether Kubernetes is POSIX or UNIX... Lets leave that for another time.Sign up for newsletter