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Rahul Sharma and Avinash SinghGetting Started with Istio Service Meshhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5458-5_1

1. Quick Tour of Kubernetes

Rahul Sharma and Avinash Singh2
Delhi, India
Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Kubernetes originated from the Greek word κυβερνήτης, meaning “governor,” “helmsman,” or “pilot.” That’s what the founders Joe Beda, Brendan Burns, and Craig McLuckie had in mind. They wanted to “drive a container ship” leading to the creation of a container orchestration platform, which these days is becoming the de facto standard for running microservices in the cloud.
In late 2013, the declarative configuration of IaaS started to gain strength over bash scripts for cloud infrastructure. Though companies ...

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