6 Let’s build a platform on top of Kubernetes

This chapter covers

  • Identifying features that platforms should provide on Kubernetes
  • Learning the challenges with multi-cluster and multi-tenant setups
  • Seeing what a platform on top of Kubernetes looks like

So far, we have looked at what platform engineering is, why we need to think about platforms in the context of Kubernetes, and how teams must choose the tools they can use from the CNCF landscape (chapter 1). Then we jumped into figuring out how our applications would run on top of Kubernetes (chapter 2), and how to build, package, and deploy (chapters 3 and 4), and connect these applications to other services that they need to work (chapter 5). This chapter puts all the pieces together to create ...

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