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Deploying Kubernetes With Rancher Kubernetes Engine (RKE)

What is Kubernetes?

Kubernetes is an open-source container orchestration/management platform for managing services within containers, usually Docker. It encompasses management of all layers of the infrastructure stack (compute, networking, storage, etc.) and is designed to provide service portability across various public and private cloud providers.

Why do I care? 

Personally, I'm an infrastructure operations guy in my day job and a lot of my current job duties include managing what can best be described as "traditional infrastructure" - on-premises compute, storage, networking, etc. So you may be saying "I care about storage and hypervisors, I don't care about containers and applications!" And to a point, I agree. Infrastructure is important and will always exist in some context, for sure, but the relationship between infrastructure components and applications is symbiotic - applications need infrastructure and infrastructure is pretty usually with no work…