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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

Creating a Kubernetes Cluster

We need to have a working Kubernetes cluster in order to install the Kubeless framework. You can create your own Kubernetes cluster using tools such as Minikube, Kubeadm, and Kops. You can also create a Kubernetes cluster using the managed Kubernetes cluster services provided by public cloud providers such as Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Microsoft's Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS). In the following sections, we will create our own Kubernetes cluster using Minikube.

Creating a Kubernetes Cluster with Minikube

First, we are going to create our Kubernetes cluster with Minikube. Minikube is a tool that will install and run Kubernetes locally on your PC. This will create a single-node Kubernetes cluster inside a Virtual Machine (VM). Minikube is used by the software developers who want to try Kubernetes locally, but it is not recommended for running production-grade Kubernetes clusters. We will...