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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

Scaling your application

Scaling on demand is one of the key benefits of using cloud-native applications. It also helps optimize resources for your application. If the frontend component encounters heavy loads, you can scale the frontend alone, while keeping the same number of backend instances. You can increase or reduce the number/size of VMs required depending on your workload and peak demand hours. You will scale your application components independently and also see how to troubleshoot scaling issues.

Implementing independent scaling

To demonstrate independent scaling, let's use the guestbook example that we used in the previous chapter. Let's follow these steps to learn how to implement independent scaling...