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Kubernetes for Serverless Applications by Russ McKendrick

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Borg

This is where the Borg project comes in. Google uses containers a lot, and when I say a lot I mean a lot. In May 2014, Joe Beda from Google gave a presentation at Gluecon entitled Containers At Scale. There were a few takeaway quotes from the presentation such as:

"Everything at Google runs in a container."

And the one that gets talked about the most is:

"We start over 2 billion containers per week."

This works out at around 3,000 per second and, during the talk, it was mentioned that the number didn't include any long-running containers.

While Joe went into some detail about how Google was using containers at that time, he did not mention anything directly about the Borg project; instead, it was simply referred to as a cluster scheduler. ...

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