Welcome to the world of abstraction layers. As a project initiated by Google, Kubernetes transitioned from just another new container project to a solution that is being used and trusted by many companies and professionals across the globe. This talk is for Kubernetes beginners. It doesn’t matter if this project is new for you or if you just got started but still struggle to understand the basic concepts of Kubernetes. We will look at the origins of this tool to get an idea of why the demand for container orchestration tools is that high. After that, I will introduce you to some key concepts, mainly referred to as abstraction layers. The talk will be wrapped up by a real-world example, showcasing a fictional online shop using Kubernetes to host its entire IT workload.