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  • Learn what Serverless and FaaS applications are
  • Get acquainted with the architectures of three major serverless systems
  • Explore how Docker technologies can help develop Serverless applications
  • Create and maintain FaaS infrastructures
  • Set up Docker infrastructures to serve as on-premises FaaS infrastructures
  • Define functions for Serverless applications with Docker containers

Serverless applications have gained a lot of popularity among developers and are currently the buzzwords in the tech market. Docker and serverless are two terms that go hand-in-hand.

This book will start by explaining serverless and Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) concepts, and why they are important. Then, it will introduce the concepts of containerization and how Docker fits into the Serverless ideology. It will explore the architectures and components of three major Docker-based FaaS platforms, how to deploy and how to use their CLI. Then, this book will discuss how to set up and operate a production-grade Docker cluster. We will cover all concepts of FaaS frameworks with practical use cases, followed by deploying and orchestrating these serverless systems using Docker. Finally, we will also explore advanced topics and prototypes for FaaS architectures in the last chapter.

By the end of this book, you will be in a position to build and deploy your own FaaS platform using Docker.

  • Implement containerization in Serverless/FaaS environments
  • Utilize Docker as a functional unit of work for Serverless/FaaS platforms
  • Use Docker as a portable infrastructure for Serverless Applications
Page Count 250
Course Length 7 hours 30 minutes
ISBN 9781788835268
Date Of Publication 18 Apr 2018


Chanwit Kaewkasi

Chanwit Kaewkasi is an assistant professor at the School of Computer Engineering, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand. He started contributing code to the Docker Swarm project in its early day around 0.1. Later in 2016, he led the Swarm2K project together with contributors around the world to form the largest Docker Swarm cluster. Beside teaching and doing research in the field of software engineering, he provides consulting to several companies to help them adopt Docker, microservices, and FaaS technologies.

He currently serves the Docker community as a Docker Captain.