Hands-On Kubernetes on Azure - Second Edition

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By Nills Franssens , Shivakumar Gopalakrishnan , Gunther Lenz
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About this book

From managing versioning efficiently to improving security and portability, technologies such as Kubernetes and Docker have greatly helped cloud deployments and application development.

Starting with an introduction to Docker, Kubernetes, and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), this book will guide you through deploying an AKS cluster in different ways. You’ll then explore the Azure portal by deploying a sample guestbook application on AKS and installing complex Kubernetes apps using Helm. With the help of real-world examples, you'll also get to grips with scaling your application and cluster. As you advance, you'll understand how to overcome common challenges in AKS and secure your application with HTTPS and Azure AD (Active Directory). Finally, you’ll explore serverless functions such as HTTP triggered Azure functions and queue triggered functions.

By the end of this Kubernetes book, you’ll be well-versed with the fundamentals of Azure Kubernetes Service and be able to deploy containerized workloads on Microsoft Azure with minimal management overhead.

Publication date:
May 2020


Section 1: The Basics

In Section 1 of this book, we will cover the basic concepts that you need to understand in order to follow the examples in this book.

We will start this section by explaining the basics of these underlying concepts, such as Docker and Kubernetes. Then, we will explain how to create a Kubernetes cluster on Azure and deploy an example application.

When you finish this section, you will have a baseline foundational knowledge of Docker and Kubernetes and a Kubernetes cluster up and running in Azure that will allow you to follow the examples in this book.

This section contains the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Introduction to Docker and Kubernetes
  • Chapter 2, Kubernetes on Azure (AKS)

About the Authors

  • Nills Franssens

    Nills Franssens is a technology enthusiast and a specialist in multiple open-source technologies. He has been working with public cloud technologies since 2013. In his current position as a Principal Cloud Solutions Architect at Microsoft, he works with Microsoft's strategic customers on their cloud adoption. He has worked with multiple customers in migrating applications to run on Kubernetes on Azure. Nills' areas of expertise are Kubernetes, networking, and storage in Azure. When he's not working, you can find Nills playing board games with his wife Kelly and friends, or running one of the many trails in San Jose, California.

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  • Shivakumar Gopalakrishnan

    Shivakumar Gopalakrishnan is DevOps architect at Varian Medical Systems. He has introduced Docker, Kubernetes, and other cloud-native tools to Varian product development to enable "Everything as Code". He has years of software development experience in a wide variety of fields, including networking, storage, medical imaging, and currently, DevOps. He has worked to develop scalable storage appliances specifically tuned for medical imaging needs and has helped architect cloud-native solutions for delivering modular AngularJS applications backed by microservices. He has spoken at multiple events on incorporating AI and machine learning in DevOps to enable a culture of learning in large enterprises. He has helped teams in highly regulated large medical enterprises adopt modern agile/DevOps methodologies, including the "You build it, you run it" model. He has defined and leads the implementation of a DevOps roadmap that transforms traditional teams to teams that seamlessly adopt security- and quality-first approaches using CI/CD tools. He holds a bachelor of engineering degree from College of Engineering, Guindy, and a Master of Science degree from University of Maryland, College Park.

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  • Gunther Lenz

    Gunther Lenz is senior director of the technology office at Varian. He is an innovative software R&D leader, architect, MBA, published author, public speaker, and strategic technology visionary with more than 20 years of experience. He has a proven track record of successfully leading large, innovative, and transformational software development and DevOps teams of more than 50 people, with a focus on continuous improvement. He has defined and lead distributed teams throughout the entire software product lifecycle by leveraging groundbreaking processes, tools, and technologies such as the cloud, DevOps, lean/agile, microservices architecture, digital transformation, software platforms, AI, and distributed machine learning. He was awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Software Architecture (2005-2008). Gunther has published two books, .NET – A Complete Development Cycle and Practical Software Factories in .NET.

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