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Hands-On Kubernetes on Azure

By : Shivakumar Gopalakrishnan, Gunther Lenz
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Hands-On Kubernetes on Azure

By: Shivakumar Gopalakrishnan, Gunther Lenz

Overview of this book

Microsoft is now one of the most significant contributors to Kubernetes open source projects. Kubernetes helps to create, configure, and manage a cluster of virtual machines that are preconfigured to run containerized applications. This book will be your guide to performing successful container orchestration and deployment of Kubernetes clusters on Azure. You will get started by learning how to deploy and manage highly scalable applications, along with understanding how to set up a production-ready Kubernetes cluster on Azure. As you advance, you will learn how to reduce the complexity and operational overheads of managing a Kubernetes cluster on Azure. By the end of this book, you will not only be capable of deploying and managing Kubernetes clusters on Azure with ease, but also have the knowledge of best practices for working with advanced AKS concepts for complex systems.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
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Section 1: The Basics
Section 2: Deploying on AKS
Section 3: Leveraging Advanced Azure PaaS Services in Combination with AKS

Kubeless services

The popularity of AWS Lambda, the serverless compute platform, has resulted in many frameworks that allow similar functionality, both as cloud provider-managed (for example, Azure Functions, Google Cloud Functions, and IBM Cloud Functions) and self-managed frameworks. Kubeless is one of the self-managed ones. As in any new fast-moving technology, there is no clear winner yet. Here are some open source alternatives to Kubeless that are Kubernetes friendly:

  • Serverless ( A Node.js-based serverless application framework that can deploy and manage functions on multiple cloud providers, including Azure. Kubernetes support is provided via Kubeless.
  • OpenFaas ( A portable framework, providing ease of use for building serverless functions with Docker and Kubernetes, which has first-class support for metrics.

  • Fission...