Not many technologies have had the rapid success that Kubernetes has enjoyed in the past few years. By taking the game-changing developer technology of containers and orchestrating them for production, Kubernetes has been deployed in some of the biggest cloud compute projects by some huge household names. But to many people it seems like learning a whole new skillset – what are pods, deployments, annotations, and node affinities anyway?
Don’t panic! This course will guide you from the absolute basics of how and why to use containers, to running them at scale with Kubernetes. The heavy lifting of actually crafting a cluster from magic dust and ancient spells is done for you by Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), so you can concentrate on deploying your app and seeing it scale to global success. Once you’re up and running with your apps in GKE we’ll then touch on some advanced topics so you’re really making the most of everything it has to offer.
In this course, you’ll learn:
- The benefits of using containers for packaging and running applications.
- How to orchestrate containers using Kubernetes.
- Working with stateless and stateful applications, persistent storage, and databases with Kubernetes.
- Advanced GKE features, including regional fail over and global load balancing.
No prior container or Kubernetes experience is required – this course really will take you from beginner to pro!
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Note: The Github for the course materials/scripts can be found at this link