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Chapter 1

Executive Summary

Chapter 2

Executives: Why You Should Care

Chapter 3

Intro to Containers

Chapter 4

Principles of Kubernetes

Chapter 5

How it Helps Your Business

Chapter 6

How Kubernetes Works

Chapter 7

What To Do Next?


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Brendan Burns began his career with a brief stint in the software industry followed by a PhD in robotics focused on motion planning for human-like robot arms. Eventually, he returned to Seattle and joined Google, where he worked on web search infrastructure with a special focus on low-latency indexing. While at Google, he created the Kubernetes project with Joe Beda and Craig McLuckie. Brendan is currently a director of engineering at Microsoft Azure.


Joe Beda started his career at Microsoft working on Internet Explorer (he was young and naive). Throughout 7 years at Microsoft and 10 at Google, Joe has worked on GUI frameworks, real-time voice and chat, telephony, machine learning for ads, and cloud computing. Most notably, while at Google, Joe started the Google Compute Engine and, along with Brendan Burns and Craig McLuckie, created Kubernetes. Along with Craig, Joe founded and sold a startup (Heptio) to VMware, where he is now a principal engineer. Joe proudly calls Seattle home.

Kelsey Hightower is a Principal Developer Advocate at Google working on Google’s Cloud Platform. He has helped develop and refine many Google Cloud Products including Google’s Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Functions, and Apigees’s API Gateway. He is an accomplished author and keynote speaker, and was the inaugural winner of the CNCF Top Ambassador award for helping bootstrap the Kubernetes community.