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Serverless Architectures with Kubernetes

By : Onur Yılmaz, Sathsara Sarathchandra
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Serverless Architectures with Kubernetes

By: Onur Yılmaz, Sathsara Sarathchandra

Overview of this book

Kubernetes has established itself as the standard platform for container management, orchestration, and deployment. By learning Kubernetes, you’ll be able to design your own serverless architecture by implementing the function-as-a-service (FaaS) model. After an accelerated, hands-on overview of the serverless architecture and various Kubernetes concepts, you’ll cover a wide range of real-world development challenges faced by real-world developers, and explore various techniques to overcome them. You’ll learn how to create production-ready Kubernetes clusters and run serverless applications on them. You'll see how Kubernetes platforms and serverless frameworks such as Kubeless, Apache OpenWhisk and OpenFaaS provide the tooling to help you develop serverless applications on Kubernetes. You'll also learn ways to select the appropriate framework for your upcoming project. By the end of this book, you’ll have the skills and confidence to design your own serverless applications using the power and flexibility of Kubernetes.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)
2. Introduction to Serverless in the Cloud

Introduction to Serverless with Kubernetes

In the previous chapter, we extensively studied the various setup options and platforms used in Kubernetes. We also covered the autoscaling feature of Kubernetes and implemented it in an application deployed on a cluster.

Kubernetes and serverless are two of the trending topics in the IT industry, but these two topics are often discussed independently of each other. Kubernetes is a platform for managing containerized applications, and serverless is an execution model that abstracts away the infrastructure so software developers can focus on their application logic. However, a combination of these two concepts will achieve the same goal of making the software developer's life much easier.

A few platforms have emerged recently that bring serverless features to containers by abstracting away the complexities of managing containers and any underlying infrastructure. These platforms run serverless workloads on Kubernetes clusters and...