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Kubernetes for Serverless Applications by Russ McKendrick

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Apache OpenWhisk overview

Apache OpenWhisk is an open source, serverless cloud computing platform, designed to work in a similar way to all the tools we have been covering in other chapters of this book. Apache OpenWhisk started off life as, and continues to be, Functions as a Service part of IBM's public cloud offering, Bluemix.

It had its general availability release in December 2016. The press release that accompanied the announcement had a quote from Luis Enriquez who is the Head of Platform Engineering and Architecture at Santander Group, one of the customers who had been using IBM Cloud Functions while it was in closed beta,  Luis said:

“Microservices and containers are changing the way we build apps, but because of serverless, we can ...

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