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.
About the Authors
- 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, working on Azure Container Service and Azure Resource Manager. Prior to Microsoft he worked at Google in the Google Cloud Platform, where he co-founded the Kubernetes project and helped build APIs like Deployment Manager and Cloud DNS. Before working on cloud, he worked on Google's web-search infrastructure, with a focus on low-latency indexing. He has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a specialty in Robotics. He lives in Seattle with his wife Robin Sanders, their two children and a cat Mrs. Paws, who rules over their household with an iron paw.
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. Prior to doing Cloud stuff, Joe helped build Google Talk and, while at Microsoft, worked on IE during the browser wars (Don't hate him! It makes for good discussions over drinks). He lives in Seattle with his physician wife, Rachel, 2 kids and Willie the wonder dog.