21 Running serverless functions in Kubernetes

Welcome to the last full chapter of the book! We’re going to finish on a high note, learning how to turn your Kubernetes cluster into a serverless platform. Lots of serverless platforms are in the cloud, but they’re mostly bespoke systems, and you can’t easily move your AWS Lambda components to Azure Functions. The extensibility of Kubernetes makes it easy to deploy a serverless runtime in the cluster, which is just as portable as all your other apps. We’ll cover some open source projects in this chapter that give you a very Lambda—like experience, where you focus on the code and the platform packages and it deploys it for you. Serverless functions run as containers in Pods, so you manage them in ...

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