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Mastering Kubernetes - Fourth Edition

By : Gigi Sayfan
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Mastering Kubernetes - Fourth Edition

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By: Gigi Sayfan

Overview of this book

The fourth edition of the bestseller Mastering Kubernetes includes the most recent tools and code to enable you to learn the latest features of Kubernetes 1.25. This book contains a thorough exploration of complex concepts and best practices to help you master the skills of designing and deploying large-scale distributed systems on Kubernetes clusters. You’ll learn how to run complex stateless and stateful microservices on Kubernetes, including advanced features such as horizontal pod autoscaling, rolling updates, resource quotas, and persistent storage backends. In addition, you’ll understand how to utilize serverless computing and service meshes. Further, two new chapters have been added. “Governing Kubernetes” covers the problem of policy management, how admission control addresses it, and how policy engines provide a powerful governance solution. “Running Kubernetes in Production” shows you what it takes to run Kubernetes at scale across multiple cloud providers, multiple geographical regions, and multiple clusters, and it also explains how to handle topics such as upgrades, capacity planning, dealing with cloud provider limits/quotas, and cost management. By the end of this Kubernetes book, you’ll have a strong understanding of, and hands-on experience with, a wide range of Kubernetes capabilities.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
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What Kubernetes is not

Kubernetes is not a Platform as a Service (PaaS). It doesn’t dictate many important aspects that are left to you or to other systems built on top of Kubernetes, such as OpenShift and Tanzu. For example:

  • Kubernetes doesn’t require a specific application type or framework
  • Kubernetes doesn’t require a specific programming language
  • Kubernetes doesn’t provide databases or message queues
  • Kubernetes doesn’t distinguish apps from services
  • Kubernetes doesn’t have a click-to-deploy service marketplace
  • Kubernetes doesn’t provide a built-in function as a service solution
  • Kubernetes doesn’t mandate logging, monitoring, and alerting systems
  • Kubernetes doesn’t provide a CI/CD pipeline