Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Kubernetes is a modern methodology that is rapidly becoming commodity on how to manage cloud-native applications in a critical production environment. Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)  allow customers to create fully managed Kubernetes clusters rapidly and easily.

AKS is an open-source fully managed container orchestration service that can be used to deploy, scale and manage containers and container-based applications in a clustered environment. It offers provisioning, scaling, and upgrades of resources as per requirement or demand without any downtime in the Kubernetes cluster.

Office Line deploys AKS for customers to develop their modern applications architecture where Azure Container Instances are the right choice to deploy containers on cloud. These help in reducing the stress on developers to deploy and release corporate applications on Kubernetes architecture.

Azure Kubernetes Service Benefits

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) offers many features which are attractive for Microsoft Azure customers. Some of the benefits offered are:

AKS helps in minimizing the infrastructure maintenance, as it supports auto-scaling and monitoring and that way the resources are utilized efficiently. Provisioning additional serverless compute resources within seconds and monitoring of containerized applications reduces the overhead of managing the Kubernetes infrastructure.

It reduces the time on bug-fixing, while handling patching, upgrading, self-healing and simplifies the container orchestration. AKS helps developers to focus on development of their apps and remaining more productive.

The integration with the Azure Active Directory (AD) offers on-demand access to the users and reduces threats and risks. AKS also assists organizations to quickly fulfill the regulatory requirements for various compliance standards.

Azure Kubernetes Service Features

Microsoft Azure offers simplified management of Kubernetes cluster deployment in the cloud. We create AKS clusters and manage the agent nodes, using native Azure tools. We also deploy AKS with templates using Terraform and manage the auto-configuration, advanced networking, monitoring, and Azure AD integration of all the Kubernetes cluster nodes. 

Some additional features that AKS offers are:

Enterprise Open-source environment

Microsoft invests to make Kubernetes easier for the businesses and developers and became a huge contributor to make Kubernetes more business-oriented, cloud-native, and accessible to the Kubernetes community.

Nodes & clusters

Applications and supporting services run on Kubernetes nodes and the AKS cluster is a combination of one or more nodes. AKS nodes are run on Azure Virtual Machines in a Kubernetes cluster and are scaled-up or scaled-down, according to the resources’ requirements. So, node pools and clusters, are the most distinguished components of an AKS environment.

Role-based access control (RBAC)

Integration with Azure Active Directory provides role-based access, security, and monitoring of Kubernetes architecture on identity and group membership basis.

Integration of development tools

Seamless integration with tools, such as Docker, Helm and Draft, can provide a quicker and iterative Kubernetes development experience, where containers can be run and debugged with less stress on the configuration and to provide private storage for Docker images.

Any workload can run

Orchestration of any type of workload can move .NET apps to Windows Server containers, modernize Java apps in Linux containers, or run microservices in AKS.

No complexity

Azure cloud architecture reduces costs and helps to remove the implementation, installation, maintenance, and security complexities.

Azure Kubernetes by Office Line

Migrate your existing application to the cloud, build a complex application that uses machine learning, or take advantage of the agility offered by a microservices architecture.

Lift and shift to containers
Migrate existing applications to containers and run them in the managed Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) on cloud.
Microservices with AKS
Simplify the deployment and management of microservices based architecture. We streamline horizontal scaling, self-healing, load balancing, secret management for AKS.
Secure DevOps for AKS
The balance between speed and security and deliver code faster at scale is critical. We implement secure DevOps with Kubernetes on Azure to achieve these.
Bursting from AKS with ACI
The AKS virtual node provisions pods inside ACI and starts in seconds. That way we can enable AKS to run with just enough capacity for average workloads.

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