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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)

A brief history of Kubernetes

Before we discuss where Kubernetes came from, we should quickly discuss what Kubernetes is. It is pronounced koo-ber-net-eez and sometimes referred to as K8s. Kubernetes is the Greek name for a helmsman or pilot of a ship, which is apt when you consider what Kubernetes is designed to do. The project's website, which you can find at, describes it as:

"An open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications."

The project has its roots in an internal project at Google called Borg. Google has been a longtime user of container technology, long before Docker made a splash.

Control groups

Google's own container...