Kubernetes terminology explained

10 key Kubernetes terms, demystified: Check out our quick-scan glossary for IT and business leaders
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Kubernetes, which simplifies the management of containers at scale, has become the highest-velocity project in open source history. That doesn’t mean it’s easy to explain in plain English: Maybe people on your team have started talking about clusters and planes, for example, leaving you feeling like you have teleported back to geometry class. Good news: You haven’t. Better news: we have decoded not only clusters and planes but also eight other key Kubernetes terms for you.

Anyone can speak Kubernetes, you need not be a developer. And given the continuing rise of containers and Kubernetes, more people will need to be conversant in it. According to new research report “The State of Enterprise Open Source,” 67 percent of organizations plan to increase their use of containers during the next year.

Our quick-scan glossary will help you understand Kubernetes - or help you explain Kubernetes to technical and non-technical colleagues, customers, and partners. You can also easily share it with people who want a primer.

Download the Kubernetes glossary cheat sheet now:

Laurianne McLaughlin is Content Director for The Enterprisers Project, delivering analysis and advice for the IT leadership community. Previously, she served as Editor-in-Chief at InformationWeek.com and Managing Editor at CIO.com. 

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