Unlike many other providers, Kubernetes is actually an open-source platform. This means that its code is publicly available and that anyone with the skills and will to make changes could easily do so. What Kubernetes really excels at is providing flexible environments where to containerize work, services, and data. This makes it a lot of easier to manage content and tailor the set up according to any given scenario.
A culmination of decades of experiences in the industry, and with Google’s brain underneath its core, Kubernetes is a truly excellent solution, but it is often overlooked compared to other giants in the IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) / PaaS (Platform as a Service) market.
Kubernetes is actually quite distinctive, particularly due to its management environment, which is highly container-centric. Some people call it a step in between Iaas (Infrastructure as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service), offering some of the perks of both worlds in a very seamless and convenient way. Kubernetes has a really high degree of portability. For this reason, content can be easily migrated to and from other providers as well.
The platform’s container-centric nature facilitates organization in a very big way. It also provides useful additional tools such as “labels.” The latter enables users to have more freedom and flexibility when organizing their resources. Same goes for “annotations”, which can add more information to enhance the workflow.
At the end of the day, Kubernetes is a really great solution for developers that are more hands on. If you prefer to set up your own working environment and benefit from much more freedom of organization, you are definitely going to enjoy what this particular service will be able to bring to the table, in terms of features, value, and workflow enhancement alike.