Microk8s is a small, lightweight, and fully conformant Kubernetes distribution from Canonical. It’s a minimalistic distribution focused on simplicity and performance. Given its footprint, Microk8s can be easily deployed in IoT and edge devices.
Canonical has packaged Microk8s as a snap, the company’s package manager for Linux. A snap is a bundle of an app and its dependencies that works without modification across many different Linux distributions. Snaps are independent, self-contained applications that run in a sandbox with mediated access to the host system. Snaps have emerged as an alternative to the standard .deb packages typically used in Debian-based distributions. Applications packaged as a snap can be easily installed and uninstalled.
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