The benefits of providing MicroK8s as a snap include automatic updates and well-defined security capabilities. Automatic updates ensure developers are always working from the latest upstream Kubernetes with binaries delivered directly from the source and configured in seconds. Running the latest upstream version also means that MicroK8s benefits from Kubernetes’ built-in security features. MicroK8s installs fully conformant Kubernetes version 1.13 and comes with exciting new features.
To further accelerate Kubernetes adoption and simplify common developer scenarios, MicroK8s includes a growing number of add-on services, including a container registry, storage pass-through and native GPGPU enablement – all of which are enabled with a single command. For data scientists and machine learning engineers, the GPGPU enablement simplifies adding hardware acceleration to their machine learning workflows.
Key use cases that MicroK8s facilitates include: