In the first two articles in this series about using serverless on an open source platform, I described how to get started with serverless platforms and how to write functions in popular languages and build components using containers on Apache OpenWhisk.
Here in the third article, I’ll walk you through enabling serverless in your Kubernetes environment. Kubernetes is the most popular platform to manage serverless workloads and microservice application containers and uses a finely grained deployment model to process workloads more quickly and easily.
Keep in mind that serverless not only helps you reduce infrastructure management while utilizing a consumption model for actual service use but also provides many capabilities of what the cloud platform serves. There are many serverless or FaaS (Function as a Service) platforms, but Kuberenetes is the first-class citizen for building a serverless platform because there are more than 13 serverless or FaaS open source projects based on Kubernetes.
However, Kubernetes won’t allow you to build, serve, and manage app containers for your serverless workloads in a native way. For example, if you want to build a CI/CD pipeline on Kubernetes to build, test, and deploy cloud-native apps from source code, you need to use your Continue reading