Legend has it that Google deploys over two billion application containers a week. How's that possible? Google revealed the secret through a project called Kubernetes, an open source cluster orchestrator (based on its internal Borg system) that radically simplifies the task of building, deploying, and maintaining scalable distributed systems in the cloud. This practical guide shows you how Kubernetes and container technology can help you achieve new levels of velocity, agility, reliability, and efficiency.
Authors Kelsey Hightower, Brendan Burns, and Joe Beda-who've worked on Kubernetes at Google and other organizatons-explain how this system fits into the lifecycle of a distributed application. You will learn how to use tools and APIs to automate scalable distributed systems, whether it is for online services, machine-learning applications, or a cluster of Raspberry Pi computers.
Explore the distributed system challenges that Kubernetes addresses
Dive into containerized application development, using containers such as Docker
Create and run containers on Kubernetes, using the docker image format and container runtime
Explore specialized objects essential for running applications in production
Reliably roll out new software versions without downtime or errors
Get examples of how to develop and deploy real-world applications in Kubernetes
Kelsey Hightower has worn every hat possible throughout his career in tech, and enjoys leadership roles focused on making things happen and shipping software. Kelsey is a strong open source advocate focused on building simple tools that make people smile. When he is not slinging Go code, you can catch him giving technical workshops covering everything from programming to system administration. Brendan Burns is a Partner Architect in Microsoft Azure. Prior to Microsoft he worked at Google where he co-founded the Kubernetes project, built several cloud APIs and worked on websearch backends. Joe Beda is that CTO of Heptio, a startup focused on bringing Kubernetes to everyone. During his previous 10 year career at Google Joe co-founded Kuberntes and started Google Compute Engine, Google's cloud VM service.