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Definition: What Is a Kubernetes Operator?

In Kubernetes, an operator is a method of packaging, deploying, and managing a specific application or service in a more automated and reliable way. It is an extension of Kubernetes that uses custom resources to manage applications and services.

Kubernetes Operators are essentially software components that allow Kubernetes to manage complex applications in a more automated and efficient manner. They enable the automation of certain processes, such as scaling, configuration, and upgrades, and can simplify the management of distributed applications in a Kubernetes environment.

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