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  • Get a detailed analysis of serverless/Functions as a Service
  • Get hands-on with installing and running tasks in Kubernetes using Minikube.
  • Install Kubeless locally and launch your first function.
  • Launch Kubernetes in the cloud and move your applications between your local machine and your cloud cluster
  • Deploy applications on Kubernetes using Apache OpenWhisk
  • Explore topics such as Funktion and Fission installation on the cloud followed by launching applications
  • Monitor a serverless function and master security best practices and Kubernetes use cases.

Kubernetes has established itself as the standard platform for container management, orchestration, and deployment. It has been adopted by companies such as Google, its original developers, and Microsoft as an integral part of their public cloud platforms, so that you can develop for Kubernetes and not worry about being locked into a single vendor.

This book will initially start by introducing serverless functions. Then you will configure tools such as Minikube to run Kubernetes. Once you are up-and-running, you will install and configure Kubeless, your first step towards running Function as a Service (FaaS) on Kubernetes. Then you will gradually move towards running Fission, a framework used for managing serverless functions on Kubernetes environments. Towards the end of the book, you will also work with Kubernetes functions on public and private clouds.

By the end of this book, we will have mastered using Function as a Service on Kubernetes environments.

  • Get hands-on experience in installing, configuring, and using services such as Kubeless, Funktion, OpenWhisk, and Fission
  • Learn how to launch Kubernetes both locally and in public clouds
  • Explore the differences between using services such as AWS Lambda and Azure Functions and running your own
Page Count 318
Course Length 9 hours 32 minutes
ISBN 9781788620376
Date Of Publication 18 Jan 2018


Russ McKendrick

Russ McKendrick is an experienced system administrator who has been working in IT and related industries for over 25 years. During his career, he has had varied responsibilities, from looking after an entire IT infrastructure to providing first-line, second-line, and senior support in both client-facing and internal teams for large organizations.

Russ supports open source systems and tools on public and private clouds at N4Stack, a Node4 company, where he is the practice manager (SRE and DevOps). In his spare time, he has written several books including Mastering Docker, Learn Ansible and Kubernetes for Serverless Applications, all published by Packt Publishing.