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Deepak Vohra, Kubernetes Microservices with Docker, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1907-2_2

2. Hello Kubernetes

Deepak Vohra

(1)White Rock, British Columbia, Canada

Kubernetes is a cluster manager for Linux containers. While Kubernetes supports other types of containers such as Rocket, and support for more types is to be added, we shall discuss Kubernetes in the context of Docker containers only. Docker is an open source container virtualization platform to build, package, and run distributed applications in containers that are lightweight snapshots of the underlying OS. A Docker image, which is application specific, encapsulates all the required software including dependencies for an application and is used to create Docker containers to ...

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