Fridays Virtual Meetup (Edge Computing with Kubernetes by Sergio Méndez , US timezone)

Kubernetes Virtual Book Club

Aug 23, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Virtual event

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Edge Computing with Kubernetes by Sergio Méndez

"Edge Computing with Kubernetes" explores the paradigm of processing data close to its source to reduce latency and enhance real-time data visualization, particularly beneficial for applications like machine learning and IoT. The book focuses on using K3s, a lightweight Kubernetes distribution, and k3OS, a K3s-based Linux distribution, to build cost-effective and reliable edge computing systems.

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Key Concepts and Topics:

1. Introduction to Edge Computing:

  • Definition and importance of processing data at the edge.
  • Benefits such as reduced latency, bandwidth usage, costs, and improved security.

2. Technical Requirements and Setup:

  • Cross-compiling toolchains for ARM processors.
  • Setting up an edge device like a Raspberry Pi.

3. Edge Data Centers and Architectures:

  • Basic concepts and architectures of edge computing using K3s.
  • How K3s is optimized for low-resource environments and ARM processors.

4. Containers and Orchestration:

  • Role of containers (Docker and containerd) in edge computing.
  • Kubernetes as an orchestrator for managing distributed systems.

5. Building Edge Clusters:

  • Deploying K3s on ARM devices.
  • Connecting hardware like sensors and GPS modules to edge clusters.
  • Use cases like data storage in SQL/NoSQL databases and application updates via GitOps.

6. Advanced Applications:

  • Machine learning for prediction tasks.
  • Computer vision for image analysis.
  • Examples and use cases designed for 64-bit ARM processors using Raspberry Pi devices.


By the end of the book, readers will understand how to design and implement edge computing systems using open-source technologies. They will be able to create their own edge computing solutions by combining the concepts and examples provided.

Why Read This Book:

This book is essential for anyone interested in the emerging field of edge computing. It provides practical insights and hands-on examples, making it accessible to both beginners and experienced professionals in cloud-native technologies and Kubernetes.

Publication Details:

  • Publisher: Packt
  • ISBN: 9781800568594

The book also includes code snippets and additional resources available on GitHub, allowing readers to practice and apply what they've learned in real-world scenarios.


  • Carlos Santana


    Sr. Kubernetes Solutions Architect

  • Sergio Méndez

    CNCF Ambassador


  • Sevi Karakulak

    Container Solutions

    Engineering Lead


  • Carlos Alberto Santana


    Senior Solutions Architect (EKS)

  • Chad Crowell


    Kubernetes SME

  • Neependra Khare


    Founder and Principal Consultant

  • Sevi Karakulak

    Container Solutions

    Engineering Lead @ Container Solutions