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>> Kubernetes is a solution worse than the problem.

> Not if you're a 1,000+ engineer org with an SOA.

The fact that most FAANGs (Amazon especially) developed their own systems that are not Kubernetes, and often much simpler, should make you think. Many don't even use containers - by design.

(Source: direct experience)




Amazon didn't have the kernel expertise to develop kernel features required for containers like Google did, and had massive sunk costs in their bespoke hacky solution (Apollo environments).


They didn't adopt Kubernetes because it didn't exist at the time. The original paper came out, what, four years ago?

These companies had deployment needs that weren't at the time met by off the shelf open source software.


> They didn't adopt Kubernetes because it didn't exist at the time. The original paper came out, what, four years ago?

That's not what I wrote.

I wrote that the systems they came up with are much, much less bloated and provide very comparable features - if not better.




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