Kubernetes, often abbreviated as K8s, is an open-source container orchestration platform designed to automate the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. It provides a robust framework for managing the lifecycle of applications, ensuring they run reliably and efficiently. For Firecaat, Kubernetes offers scalability, fault-tolerance, and flexibility, enabling seamless handling of web traffic spikes, easy updates, and high availability. With Kubernetes, Firecaat can achieve greater operational efficiency and reliability for its website infrastructure.