50 Kubernetes Concepts Every DevOps Engineer Should Know” by Michael Levan is an invaluable resource for both beginners and experienced professionals delving into Kubernetes. The book is thoughtfully organized, making it accessible to readers of all levels.
One of the standout features is the author’s approach to gradually building the reader’s understanding, starting with fundamental application design and dependencies before diving into Kubernetes-based topics. The introduction to managed Kubernetes services on various cloud platforms, coupled with insights into automating cluster management using tools like Terraform, lays a strong foundation for readers.
The exploration of Red Hat OpenShift and its distinctions from conventional Kubernetes and managed Kubernetes services is a valuable addition, shedding light on a key player in the Kubernetes ecosystem.
The book shines when it delves into industry best practices and cluster design considerations, emphasizing the importance of strategic planning for cluster deployment. The coverage of application deployment strategies and Kubernetes resources is both informative and practical.
The chapters dedicated to tools like Helm, Kustomize, and GitOps add an interesting dimension to the reader’s understanding of Kubernetes, expanding their toolkit for effective container orchestration.
Towards the latter part of the book, readers are treated to an in-depth examination of Kubernetes security, observability, monitoring, logging, and related aspects. These chapters equip readers with the knowledge and tools needed to ensure the reliability and security of their Kubernetes deployments.
In conclusion, “50 Kubernetes Concepts Every DevOps Engineer Should Know” is a well-structured and comprehensive guide to Kubernetes. Whether you’re looking to build a solid foundation in Kubernetes or enhance your existing knowledge, this book is a valuable resource.
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