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Kubernetes for Serverless Applications

By : Russ McKendrick
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Kubernetes for Serverless Applications

By: Russ McKendrick

Overview of this book

Kubernetes has established itself as the standard platform for container management, orchestration, and deployment. It has been adopted by companies such as Google, its original developers, and Microsoft as an integral part of their public cloud platforms, so that you can develop for Kubernetes and not worry about being locked into a single vendor. This book will initially start by introducing serverless functions. Then you will configure tools such as Minikube to run Kubernetes. Once you are up-and-running, you will install and configure Kubeless, your first step towards running Function as a Service (FaaS) on Kubernetes. Then you will gradually move towards running Fission, a framework used for managing serverless functions on Kubernetes environments. Towards the end of the book, you will also work with Kubernetes functions on public and private clouds. By the end of this book, we will have mastered using Function as a Service on Kubernetes environments.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Fixed points

So far we have been discussing lots of potentially small moving parts. What about big fixed points such as databases and file storage? How do they fit in with FaaS services on Kubernetes?


There is still debate going on as to whether you should be running your database services in containers—this has pretty much been around since Docker first started to get traction, and unfortunately, there is no simple yes or no answer.

Whenever I approach a project, I tend to look at the usage and what impact the database has on the overall performance of the application itself, and then work back from there.

Kubernetes allows you to run a PetSet; think back to the pet versus cattle analogy from the start of...