Chapter 1: Kubernetes Architecture

Traditional applications, such as web applications, are known to follow a modular architecture, splitting code into an application layer, business logic, a storage layer, and a communication layer. Despite the modular architecture, the components are packaged and deployed as a monolith. A monolith application, despite being easy to develop, test, and deploy, is hard to maintain and scale. This led to the growth of microservices architecture. Development of container runtimes like Docker and Linux Containers (LXC) has eased deployment and maintenance of applications as microservices.

Microservices architecture splits application deployment into small and interconnected entities. The increasing popularity of ...

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