Kubernetes has evolved into a strategic platform for deploying and scaling applications in data centers and the cloud. It provides built-in abstractions for efficiently deploying, scaling, and managing applications. Kubernetes also addresses concerns such as storage, networking, load balancing, and multi-cloud deployments.
Networking is a critical component for the success of a Kubernetes implementation. Network components in a Kubernetes cluster control interaction at multiple layers, from communication between containers running on different hosts to exposing services to clients outside of a cluster. The requirements within each environment are different, so before we choose which solution is the most appropriate, we have to understand how networking works within Kubernetes and what benefits each solution provides.
Goals for this book
This book introduces various networking concepts related to Kubernetes that an operator, developer, or decision maker might find useful. Networking is a complex topic and even more so when it comes to a distributed system like Kubernetes. It is essential to understand the technology, the tooling, and the available choices. These choices affect an organization’s ability to scale the infrastructure and the applications running on top of it.
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Diving Deep into Kubernetes Networking