Kubernetes and Docker are the containerization technology that has gained popularity in recent times. Both of these technologies are popular in the cloud computing industry, as both are used for virtualization. Anyone who has a computer background would have at least heard these two terms somewhere in their careers. However, if you haven’t heard about them, read on to know.
Let’s make one thing clear, Kubernetes and Dockers are not an alternative to one another, but on the contrary, they both work best when they are combined together. Both of these technologies are similar yet different. Kubernetes can work okay without Docker and vice versa, but the functionalities of both container tools complement each other quite well.
Suppose you have a business, and it is heavily dependent on virtualization or containerization systems. In that case, you might want to employ the use of these two technologies to make your life easier.
Docker uses the isolation technique of containerization, which means that those applications can be run in it, which are isolated on an operating system. It can be installed on a system to run its applications. Combine this with Kubernetes, and you have extensive capabilities of managing, building and orchestrating containers on your hands.
Let’s take a look at the key comparisons of the two container technologies in the shape of an infographic shown below.
Infographic by: agiratech.com