It’s a platform that allows you to run and orchestrate container workloads. Kubernetes has become the de-facto standard for your cloud-native apps to (auto-) scale-out and deploys your open-source zoo fast, cloud-provider-independent. No lock-in here. Kubernetes is the move from infrastructure as code towards infrastructure as data, specifically as YAML. With Kubernetes, developers can quickly write applications that run across multiple operating environments. Costs can be reduced by scaling down.