Kubernetes is a market-leading cloud platform technology and is the best solution over other cloud platforms. Further, almost all the major cloud infrastructure providers, such as AWS, Azure, and Google, offer hosted versions of Kubernetes.
Moving to microservices is not an easy transition for developers who have been building applications using more traditional methods. There are a ton of new concepts and details developers need to become familiar with when they design a distributed application. Throw Docker and Kubernetes into the mix and it becomes clear why many developers struggle to adapt to this new world.
Kubernetes is the new infrastructure. If you understand how to use it, it unlocks the benefits of standard continuous delivery in your apps. We are going to set up a Kubernetes cluster in Google Cloud Platform and deploy software in a CI/CD manner so that we speed up the release cycle in a way that has no one seen before.
This comprehensive 4-in-1 course is a step-by-step tutorial which provides in-depth learning of core components and concepts, followed by hands-on experience installing and managing Kubernetes. Furthermore, the course will intrigue you with deploying an app to a local Kubernetes installation, as well as an overview of best practices for deploying app models to Kubernetes. Build modern, cloud-native services and applications using the best of Cloud Native Computing Foundation technologies. Manage and orchestrate Kubernetes cluster on the Amazon EC2 environment.
Contents and Overview
This training program includes 4 complete courses, carefully chosen to give you the most comprehensive training possible.
The first course, Learning Kubernetes, covers enhancing the operability of your modern software systems with Kubernetes. Extend the opportunities that containerization innovations have brought about in a new and even more effective way. Get started with the basics, explore the fundamental elements of Kubernetes, and find out how to install it on your system, before digging a little deeper into Kubernetes core constructs. Finally, you will learn how to use Kubernetes pods, services, replication controllers, and labels to manage your clusters effectively and also get a feel for how to handle networking with Kubernetes.
The second course, Deploying Software to Kubernetes, covers deploying, managing and monitoring applications on Kubernetes. This video course starts by explaining the organizational alignment that has to happen in every company that wants to implement DevOps in order to be effective. Delve into deploying and managing applications on Kubernetes, but we also take a look at how Docker Swarm works. Explore how to create a continuous delivery pipeline and deploy a microservice-based system to update it, keeping all the lights on.
The third course, Develop and Operate Microservices on Kubernetes, covers deploying, scaling, and maintaining your distributed applications with Kubernetes. The goal of this course is to walk you through the process of getting familiar with Kubernetes and its way of doing things. By the end of the course, you will have mastered best practices and leveraged some of the latest DevOps technologies to increase agility and decrease time-to-market for the services you have built.
The fourth course, Hands-on Kubernetes on AWS, covers running, deploying, and managing a Kubernetes cluster on AWS. In this course, you'll jump into Kubernetes architecture, and grasp what the main components and services are, and how they come together to build a production-class container infrastructure. Learn how to install and deploy Kubernetes on several cloud platforms. Explore more advanced topics on Kubernetes, including Continuous Integration, High Availability, and Disaster recovery using Kubernetes.
By the end of the course, you’ll have gained plenty of hands-on experience with Kubernetes on Amazon Web Services. You’ll also have picked up some tips on deploying and managing applications, keeping your cluster and applications secure, and ensuring that your whole system is reliable and resilient to failure.
By the end of the course, you’ll enhance the operability of your modern software systems to deploy, scale, and maintain your distributed applications with Kubernetes.
About the Authors
Braithe E.S. Warnock is currently a managing cloud architect for the financial services division of Ernst & Young. He has had the opportunity to work with several of the largest PCF installations on an international scale. He helped build the framework for the adoption of PCF at top companies such as Ford, Comcast, DISH, HSBC, and Charles Schwab. As a vendor-neutral consultant, Braithe enjoys helping people understand the rapidly-evolving world of cloud and application architecture. Braithe has more than six years' experience and specialization in global digital transformations. He has expertise in various cloud and cloud platform technologies (PCF, AWS, Azure, VMware, Netflix OSS, Kubernetes, and OpenShift) and also the Java and Spring Boot frameworks. He has developed over 100 microservices using Spring Boot, Java 7/8, Spring Cloud, and Netflix OSS, spanning half a dozen unique cloud-native microservice architectures. He also has experience in developing machine learning models using AWS, Spark, and MLlib to support product recommendations and enhance customer data.
David Gonzalez is an enthusiastic engineer and author of a book called Developing Microservices with Node.js (microservices don't work without platform automation).He is a Google Developer Expert (a nomination from Google to certain experts in several areas) in Kubernetes (GKE), who enjoys being pushed out of his comfort zone in order to sharpen his skills. Java, Node.js, Python, and DevOps—as well as a holistic approach to security—are part of the skill set that has helped him deliver value across different startups and corporations. Nowadays, he is a consultant at nearForm, enabling companies to deliver the best possible solution to their IT problems or proposals, as well as an avid speaker at conferences such as Rebel Con and Google I/O Extended, among others.
Martin Helmich studied computer science at the University of Applied Sciences in Osnabrück and lives in Rahden, Germany. He works as a software architect, specializing in building distributed applications using web technologies and Microservice Architectures. Besides programming in Go, PHP, Python, and Node.js, he also builds infrastructures using configuration management tools such as SaltStack and container technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes. He is an Open Source enthusiast and likes to make fun of people who are not using Linux. In his free time, you'll probably find him coding on one of his open source pet projects, listening to music, or reading science-fiction literature.
Alan Rodrigues has been working on software components such as Docker containers and Kubernetes for the last 2 years. He has extensive experience working on the AWS Platform, currently being certified as an AWS Solution Architect Associate, a SysOps Administrator, and a Developer Associate. He has seen that organizations are moving towards using containers as part of their Microservices architecture. And there is a strong need to have a container orchestration tool in place. Kubernetes is by far the most popular container orchestration on the market.