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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)

Launching Kubernetes in Microsoft Azure

In Chapter 1, The Serverless Landscape, we looked at Microsoft Azure Functions; however, we did not progress much further than the Azure web interface to launch our Function. To use the Azure Container Service (AKS) we will need to install the Azure command-line client.

It is also worth pointing out at this time that the AKS does not currently support the Windows 10 PowerShell Azure tools. However, if you are using Windows do not worry, as the Linux version of the command-line client is available through the Azure web interface.

Preparing the Azure command-line tools

The Azure command-line tools are available through Homebrew on macOS High Sierra, which makes installing as easy as running...