Three-Project Series

Create a Multi-Cloud Kubernetes Cluster you own this product

basic Kubernetes, Anthos, and GitOps
skills learned
managing resources across multiple cloud providers with Anthos • set up a GKE cluster • GitOps-style onboarding of new tenants
Sambasiva Andaluri
3 weeks · 3-5 hours per week average · BEGINNER

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Enterprise organizations are increasingly concerned about relying on only one cloud provider. In this liveProject series, you'll work to eliminate network access challenges between AWS and GCP by spinning up a new cross-cloud Kubernetes cluster. This cluster will allow local GCP clients to access the application, to both reduce your cross-cloud networking costs and localize your security perimeter. Each project in this series can stand alone or be completed as part of a comprehensive course on multi-cloud deployment.

These projects are designed for learning purposes and are not complete, production-ready applications or solutions.

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Project 2 Control Plane in Google Cloud

In this liveProject, you’ll explore improving cross-cloud functionality with Anthos on AWS. Anthos lets you run Google Kubernetes Engine on AWS, and manage Kubernetes clusters across GCP, AWS, on-prem, or other cloud providers. You’ll migrate clusters from EKS to Anthos, and monitor the clusters directly from Google Cloud Console.

Project 3 Test Cross-Cloud Onboarding

In this liveProject, you’ll deploy a sample SaaS application to Google Cloud Platform and explore different ways to build and deploy applications on GCP, which are different from other cloud providers such as AWS. GCP provides a few native features for building containers and a service called ConfigSync that provides GitOps-style deployments.

Project 1 GKE Onboarding

In this liveProject, you’ll expand the cross-cloud deployment of a SaaS service to Google Cloud Platform. You’ll make use of the Anthos Service Mesh to unite services running on the Kubernetes platform of multiple cloud providers and set up GitOps using ArgoCD for tenant onboarding into GCP. Finally, you’ll use Chaos and Resilience testing to ensure that the tenant applications across both GCP and AWS are robust.

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When you start each of the projects in this series, you'll get full access to the following book for 90 days.

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Sambasiva Andaluri

Sambasiva Andaluri is an experienced software developer/architect. He started his career as a Fortran IV programmer and over the past 30 years developed several software products for various companies in India, the UK, Germany, and the US. Currently, he works for IBM as a Principal HPC Architect.


This liveProject is for solutions architects and developers with basic knowledge of the cloud. To begin this liveProject you will need to be familiar with the following:

  • Basic Kubernetes
  • Basic Anthos for GKE
  • Basic Anthos Service Mesh for GKE
  • Basic ArgoCD
  • Basic Terraform
  • Working knowledge of shell in Linux or MacOS
  • Basic GCP-native tools for building containerized applications
  • Basic GCP-native tools for GitOps automation
  • Basic Service Mesh
  • Basic GitOps
  • One-click onboarding of new tenants on GCP

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn techniques to help unify Kubernetes across GCP and AWS.

  • Set up a GKE cluster
  • Explore ingress options in GKE
  • Explore multi-cloud onboarding using an example SaaS app
  • Managing resources across multiple cloud providers with Anthos
  • GitOps-style onboarding of new tenants
  • Dynamically generating DNS entries


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book resources
Get full access to select books for 90 days. Permanent access to excerpts from Manning products are also included, as well as references to other resources.