Build Serverless Apps on Kubernetes with Knative

Amit Deshpande, Anuj Gupta, Ashish Saxena

SKU: 9789355515803


ISBN: 9789355515797
eISBN: 9789355515803
Authors: Amit Deshpande, Anuj Gupta, Ashish Saxena
Rights: Worldwide
Publishing Date: 21st Aug 2023
Pages: 224
Dimension: 7.5*9.25 Inches
Book Type: Paperback

As cloud computing has become increasingly important in modern development workflows, developers have begun to look for ways to harness its full potential. Serverless architecture is one such approach, and Knative is a powerful and versatile solution for deploying and managing serverless containers.

This book is a comprehensive guide to Knative serverless containers. It begins by introducing the core concepts of serverless architecture and its benefits. Then, it provides an in-depth exploration of Knative, its components, and how it fits within the broader Kubernetes ecosystem. The book demonstrates how to build, deploy, and manage serverless containers using Knative through practical examples and case studies. It covers topics such as setting up a development environment, creating custom serverless applications, integrating with other cloud-native tools and services, and best practices for monitoring, logging, and troubleshooting. Toward the end, the book delves into advanced topics such as scaling, performance optimization, and security.

By the book's end, you can run serverless applications on Kubernetes using Knative.


  • Understand the benefits of using Knative as the framework for your serverless applications.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest features and capabilities of Knative.
  • Harness Knative's capabilities to build, deploy, and manage serverless containers.


  • Get familiar with the core concepts of serverless architecture, the Knative project, and its components.
  • Learn how to set up a development environment for Knative.
  • Learn how to build and deploy Knative Functions effortlessly.
  • Build enterprise-grade apps using Knative components such as Serving and Eventing.
  • Optimize the performance and scalability of your serverless applications.


Whether you're a current or aspiring tech/IT professional, a student, or someone who wants to start or advance their career in serverless architecture, this book is for you.

  1. Serverless and Knative in a Nutshell
  2. Installation and Configuration of Knative – Part I
  3. Installation and Configuration – Part II
  4. Knative Functions – An Overview
  5. Knative Serving
  6. Knative Eventing
  7. Scaling and Routing
  8. Knative Best Practices

Amit Deshpande is an Associate Partner & Executive Architect with IBM and has 21+ years of experience in the IT industry. He is a Thought Leader in the area of Digital Transformation & Hybrid Multi-Cloud Technologies. He has extensive experience in solutions & delivering multiple complex projects in Microservices/API, Integration, Event-Driven, Hybrid Cloud Architectures for various Banking, Manufacturing, and Automotive customers. He has been involved in the conceptualization and development of multiple Cloud Assets. Amit is an IBM Senior Certified Architect, Open Group Certified Distinguished Architect, Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect, and AWS Certified Solution Architect – Associate. Amit is a passionate mentor to several budding Architects in their journey in Architect Profession. He is an active member of the Architect Certification Review Board (CRB). He has also filed three patents in Kubernetes / Containerization area.

Anuj Gupta is an Executive Architect in Hybrid Cloud Manage with a specialization in Redhat-OpenShift Microservices, which is part of IBM Cloud Application Services. Prior to this role, he was part of IBM Application Innovation Lab and Export Blue, working as a Senior Architect across multiple LOBs and Portfolios. During his 17+ years of experience, he has been involved in defining technical architecture and end-to-end delivery for multiple projects across Open Subsurface Data Lake (OSDU Opensource with the Open Group) for IBM Data & AI, B2B payments, Card Authorization System, Enterprise Digital Analytics, AP and AR systems of large Financial Services clients. He has extensive experience in developing cloud-native applications based on OpenShift for various workloads (stateful and stateless) and also migration of various monolith applications from VSS to IaaS and then to OpenShift using microservice architecture.

Ashish Saxena is currently working as an Application Architect at IBM and has 15+ years of experience in the IT industry. He is an SME for Digital Transformation & Hybrid Cloud Technologies. He has extensive experience in solutions and designing applications using microservices and Event Driven architecture for various Telecommunication, Retail, and Banking customers. Ashish is a certified Azure Solution Architect Expert.

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