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New Release: The Gorilla Guide To…® Kubernetes Operations, Express Edition!

Breeding rabbits is easy; keeping them all clean and well-fed is the hard part. Modern computing environments—including Kubernetes, orchestration tools, and third-party cloud offerings—make it similarly easy to spin up the hundreds or thousands of compute instances you need, but introduce their own management problems.

Operators tend to layer on tools when they discover that their new deployments create new needs. Even though Kubernetes, by far  the most popular tool for containerization, is a tool for orchestration, it leaves gaps in orchestration that are filled by other tools. Monitoring is another area where tools tend to proliferate.

In Kubernetes Operations, Joep Piscaer lays out a plan for taming your containers and maximizing their value. The process includes figuring out what metrics you need to improve business value, standardizing services on a service mesh (see Figure 1), and imposing centralized management.

Kubernetes Operations discusses how outsourcing can free your operations staff to concentrate on your core needs, but can also lead to vendor lock-in. The report introduces Consul Connect, Istio, and Linkerd for service meshes, and describes the tantalizing possibilities of edge computing using Kubernetes. It ends with a discussion of Platform9 solutions.

Inside the Guide

Gorilla Guides make learning and discovery approachable and easy, and they take the guesswork out of navigating complicated IT technologies. Written by an industry expert, and brought to you by Platform9, this resource is packed full of trusted information about modern, high-powered orchestration for Kubernetes!

Download the book and learn all about:

  • Risks and Benefits of Outsourcing Kubernetes Administration
  • What to Monitor in the Kubernetes Environment
  • How a Service Mesh Allows a More Efficient Architecture
  • Platform9 for Centralized Operation of Distributed Systems

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Forgotten Innovation in Kubernetes Deployments

Chapter 2: SaaS Managed Kubernetes: the Effective DIY Alternative

  • Outsourcing Makes Sense—on the Surface 16 Focus on Business Outcomes

Chapter 3: Tackling Observability in Your Kubernetes Environment

  • Types of Observability and Their Value
  • Layers of Monitoring
  • Making Observability Work for Your Business

Chapter 4: Best Practices for Selecting and Implementing Your Service Mesh

  • Reducing Service Mesh Complexity
  • The Service Mesh Team
  • The Service Mesh Catch-22
  • A Service Mesh Choice Is Not Forever
  • Conquering Multi-Cloud

Chapter 5: Distributed Edge with Managed Kubernetes

  • A New Architecture for Responding to Compute-Intensive Applications
  • Bandwidth and Compute Power in a Distributed Architecture
  • Central Management Is Still Needed
  • Applying This Architecture to Retail, Manufacturing, and SaaS
  • Solve Your Kubernetes-at-the-Edge Challenges

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About the Author

Joep Piscaer is a seasoned IT professional, with 10-plus years experience as a CTO, head of IaaS and infrastructure, (enterprise) architect and technical consultant. His specialization is in infrastructure, cloud and DevOps, and Infrastructure-as-Code (IAC). Joep is a certified enterprise architect (DYA) and holds the prestigious VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) certification.

About Platform9

Platform9 enables freedom in cloud computing for enterprises that need the ability to run private, edge, or hybrid clouds. Our SaaS-managed cloud platform makes it easy to operate and scale clouds based on open source standards such as Kubernetes and OpenStack, while supporting any infrastructure running on-premises or at the edge.

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