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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

Running OpenWhisk with IBM Cloud Functions

OpenWhisk is a framework that can be deployed on-premises or in a cloud infrastructure. However, OpenWhisk is also available as a managed service from IBM, the creator of the OpenWhisk project. IBM Cloud Functions is the name for the managed OpenWhisk implementation on the IBM Cloud infrastructure. This book will use this service to deploy our serverless functions because IBM Cloud Functions is the easiest way to start working with OpenWhisk. We will first begin by setting up an IBM Cloud account.

Exercise 24: Setting Up an IBM Cloud Account

In this exercise, we are going to set up an account on IBM Cloud.


A credit card is not required to register with IBM Cloud.

The following steps will help you complete the exercise:

  1. First, we need to register on IBM Cloud at Then, fill in the required data and submit the form. It should look similar to the following screenshot:
    Figure 8.2:...