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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)

Kubeless overview

Before we start to deploy serverless functions using Kubeless we should take a little time to work through what it is we have just installed, and also take a look at the commands available when using the Kubeless command-line client.

As we have already mentioned, the installation process was extremely simple—while we were installing Kubeless on our single-node Kubernetes cluster the installation process would have remained pretty much the same if we were installing it on a Kubernetes made up of several nodes.

So what is Kubeless?

Kubeless is a framework that supports the deployment of serverless functions on your Kubernetes cluster, and it allows you to use both HTTP and event triggers to execute your...