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Hands-on Kubernetes on Azure - Third Edition

By : Nills Franssens, Shivakumar Gopalakrishnan, Gunther Lenz
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Hands-on Kubernetes on Azure - Third Edition

By: Nills Franssens, Shivakumar Gopalakrishnan, Gunther Lenz

Overview of this book

Containers and Kubernetes containers facilitate cloud deployments and application development by enabling efficient versioning with improved security and portability. With updated chapters on role-based access control, pod identity, storing secrets, and network security in AKS, this third edition begins by introducing you to containers, Kubernetes, and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), and guides you through deploying an AKS cluster in different ways. You will then delve into the specifics of Kubernetes by deploying a sample guestbook application on AKS and installing complex Kubernetes apps using Helm. With the help of real-world examples, you'll also get to grips with scaling your applications and clusters. As you advance, you'll learn how to overcome common challenges in AKS and secure your applications with HTTPS. You will also learn how to secure your clusters and applications in a dedicated section on security. In the final section, you’ll learn about advanced integrations, which give you the ability to create Azure databases and run serverless functions on AKS as well as the ability to integrate AKS with a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline using GitHub Actions. By the end of this Kubernetes book, you will be proficient in deploying containerized workloads on Microsoft Azure with minimal management overhead.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
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Section 1: The Basics
Section 2: Deploying on AKS
Section 3: Securing your AKS cluster and workloads
Section 4: Integrating with Azure managed services


Welcome! By picking up this book, you've shown that you are interested in two things: Azure and Kubernetes, which are both near and dear to my heart. I'm excited that you are joining us on our cloud-native journey. Whether you are new to Azure, new to Kubernetes, or new to both, I'm confident that as you explore Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), you will find new ways to transform your applications, delight your customers, meet the growing needs of your business, or simply learn new skills that will help you achieve your career goals. Regardless of your reasons for starting this journey, we are eager to help you along the way and see what you can build with Kubernetes and Azure.

The journey of Kubernetes on Azure itself has been an exciting one. Over the last few years, AKS has been the fastest-growing service in the history of Azure. We find ourselves at the inflection point of both hyperscale growth in Azure itself, as well as hockey stick growth in...