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KubeNow: A Cloud Agnostic Platform for Microservice-Oriented Applications

Authors Marco Capuccini, Anders Larsson, Salman Toor, Ola Spjuth



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Marco Capuccini
Anders Larsson
Salman Toor
Ola Spjuth

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Marco Capuccini, Anders Larsson, Salman Toor, and Ola Spjuth. KubeNow: A Cloud Agnostic Platform for Microservice-Oriented Applications. In 2017 Imperial College Computing Student Workshop (ICCSW 2017). Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs), Volume 60, pp. 9:1-9:2, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2018)
https://doi.org/10.4230/OASIcs.ICCSW.2017.9

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KubeNow is a platform for rapid and continuous deployment of microservice-based applications over cloud infrastructure. Within the field of software engineering, the microservice-based architecture is a methodology in which complex applications are divided into smaller, more narrow services. These services are independently deployable and compatible with each other like building blocks. These blocks can be combined in multiple ways, according to specific use cases. Microservices are designed around a few concepts: they offer a minimal and complete set of features, they are portable and platform independent, they are accessible through language agnostic APIs and they are encouraged to use standard data formats. These characteristics promote separation of concerns, isolation and interoperability, while coupling nicely with test-driven development. Among many others, some well-known companies that build their software around microservices are: Google, Amazon, PayPal Holdings Inc. and Netflix [11].
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  • Microservices
  • Cloud computing
  • Infrastructure as Code
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes

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