Hey Guys, In this article we are going to discuss the very famous and useful service of MICROSOFT AZURE CLOUD which is AZURE KUBERNETES SERVICE.
So before directly jump to AKS i.e. AZURE KUBERNETES SERVICE, firstly we will take a look at what is Kubernetes?
WHAT IS KUBERNETES?
Kubernetes, also known as K8s, is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. It was originally designed by Google and is now maintained by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Kubernetes is open source giving us the freedom to take advantage of on-premises, hybrid, or public cloud infrastructure.
Let’s take a look at why Kubernetes is so useful by going back in time.
AZURE KUBERNETES SERVICE
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) offers serverless Kubernetes, an integrated continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) experience, and enterprise-grade security and governance. Unite your development and operations teams on a single platform to rapidly build, deliver and scale applications with confidence.
🔖 Available in more regions than any other cloud provider
Accelerate containerised application development
Easily define, deploy, debug and upgrade even the most complex Kubernetes applications and automatically containerize your applications. Use modern application development to accelerate time to market.
Add a full CI/CD pipeline to your AKS clusters with automated routine tasks and set up a canary deployment strategy in just a few clicks. Detect failures early and optimize your pipelines with deep traceability into your deployments.
Gain visibility into your environment with the Kubernetes resources view, control-plane telemetry, log aggregation, and container health, accessible in the Azure portal and automatically configured for AKS clusters.
Increased operational efficiency
Rely on built-in automated provisioning, repair, monitoring, and scaling. Get up and running quickly and minimize infrastructure maintenance.
- Easily provision fully managed clusters with Prometheus-based monitoring capabilities.
- Use Azure Advisor to optimize your Kubernetes deployments with real-time, personalized recommendations.
- Save on costs by using deeply discounted capacity with Azure Spot.
- Elastically add compute capacity with serverless Kubernetes, in seconds.
- Achieve higher availability and protect applications from datacenter failures using availability zones.
Build on an enterprise-grade, more secure foundation
👉🏻 Dynamically enforce guardrails defined in Azure Policy at deployment or in CI/CD workflows. Deploy only validated images to your private container registry.
👉🏻 Get fine-grained identity and access control to Kubernetes resources using Azure Active Directory.
👉🏻 Enforce pod security context and configure across multiple clusters with Azure Policy. Track, validate, reconfigure, and get compliance reports easily.
👉🏻 Achieve superior security with a hardened operating system image, automated patching, and more. Automate threat detection and remediation using Azure Security Center.
👉🏻 Use Azure Private Link to limit Kubernetes API server access to your virtual network. Use network policy to secure your communication paths.
Run any workload in the cloud, at the edge or as a hybrid
Orchestrate any type of workload running in the environment of your choice. Whether you want to move .NET applications to Windows Server containers, modernize Java applications in Linux containers, or run microservices applications in the public cloud, at the edge, or in hybrid environments, Azure has the solution for you.
Common uses of AZURE KUBERNETES SERVICE
Companies Currently Using Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Some companies among the AKS user-
🚀 United Wholesale Mortage
🚀 Wind River
These are the big companies from various fields like hospitality, finance, retail, technical, and healthcare, etc.
Azure Kubernetes Service is a powerful service for running containers in the cloud. Best of all, you only pay for the VMs and other resources consumed, not for AKS itself, so it’s easy to try out.