It looks like the author has provided names to common patterns of thoughts. In Design Patterns (Gamma et al) we come across patterns like mediator, proxy, decorator or factory. In this book, similar patterns are elucidated for distributed computing using examples from Kubernetes. Things like Sidecar (what you would call on AoP) or ambassador (a Facade or Mediator) are explained for single nodes. For multiple nodes various batch, synchronization and Serverless patterns are explained. If you have been following technology closely, nothing will seem new. However, it will refresh your thoughts and provide a vocabulary which is the authors intent.