This project is named kr8s (pronounced the same as “crates”).

Kubernetes is often shortened to the numeronym k8s (the middle 8 letters are replaced with the letter 8), however some people pronounce this as k-eight-s or k-ate-s.

The project is written in Python so projects often have a snake theme and a Krait is a type of sea snake.

The name kr8s is a combination of “k8s” and “Kraits”.