In this chapter, we covered a lot of ground, and you got to understand the design and architecture of Kubernetes. Kubernetes is an orchestration platform for microservice-based applications running as containers. Kubernetes clusters have master and worker nodes. Containers run within pods. Each pod runs on a single physical or virtual machine. Kubernetes directly supports many concepts, such as services, labels, and persistent storage. You can implement various distributed system design patterns on Kubernetes. Container runtimes just need to implement the CRI. Docker, rkt, Hyper containers, and more are supported.
In Chapter 2, Creating Kubernetes Clusters, we will explore the various ways to create Kubernetes clusters, discuss when to use different options, and build a multi-node cluster.