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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

Introduction to Docker and Kubernetes

The perfect storm – that is how the current state of the software development world can be described. The sources of this storm are as follows:

  • Open source software (OSS): This provides a foundational framework that makes almost any software possible.
  • Technology and architecture advancements: This enables the orchestration of loosely coupled systems that consist of micro applications leveraging microservices, micro frontends, and multiple databases.
  • Public clouds: For instance, Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud – these provide scalable infrastructure for a company of any size.
  • Containerization and orchestration: For instance, Docker and Kubernetes – making DevOps culture possible.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) packages and manages the complexity of putting together all of the preceding sources for you. As an engineer, it...