What is Azure Kubernetes Service?
Simply Azure is a cloud service provider and the Kubernetes service provided by Azure so this is known as Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).
Easily define, deploy, debug and upgrade even the most complex Kubernetes applications and automatically containerise your applications.
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 optimise your pipelines with deep traceability into your deployments.
Azure Kubernetes Service Features
Microsoft offers the Kubernetes service and interesting thing is that it checks the health and monitors the Kubernetes cluster in the public cloud.
A template-based deployment using Terraform and Resource Manager templates can also be chosen to deploy the AKS cluster that manages the auto-configuration of master and worker nodes of the Kubernetes cluster.
Use cases for AKS include:
Easily migrating existing applications to Kubernetes.
Simplifying the deployment and management of microservices-based applications.
Easily integrated DevSecOps.
IoT device deployment and management on demand.
Machine Learning model training with AKS.
What is Kubernetes?
Kubernetes is a powerful content management tool and it has very extra plugins that will help you to integrate with many other architects.
kuberntes is a popular orchestration tool that allow you to scale the pod and it have some key feature listed below.
- High Availability
- Multiple Replicas
- YAML configurations to define an environment
- An API to work with to manage the containers inside of the Kubernetes cluster.
How Kuberntes Work?
There are two main part in kuberntes
- Master Node -: Here kuberntes run (The api allow to connect with the worker node with the program called “kubectl” by using this program we can easily create deployments, pod, secrete etc.
- Worker Node -: Here container live
Customers of Azure Kubernetes Service(AKS)
→ Hafslund -: Hafslund is the largest power company in Norway and owns Hafslund Nett, the country’s largest grid company, supplying more than 700,000 customers.
Hafslund uses containerised software for utility initiatives and to improve customer service.
→ MAERSK -: Maersk Line is a Danish international container shipping company and the largest operating subsidiary of the Maersk Group, a Danish business conglomerate.
Maersk uses the cloud to spur development of containerised solutions built on Kubernetes.
→ SIEMENS Healthineers -: Siemens Healthineers AG is the mother company for several medical technology companies and is headquartered in Erlangen, Germany.
Siemens Healthineers moves more computing to the cloud to support value-based care development.
→ Finastra -: Finastra is a conglomerate providing legacy financial technology and legacy enterprise software globally to banks, community banks, credit unions and financial services providers.
Finastra chooses AKS for its next-generation financial technology development ecosystem.
→ BOSCH -: Robert Bosch GmbH, commonly known as Bosch, is a German multinational engineering and technology company headquartered in Gerlingen
Bosch increases vehicle safety using map-matching algorithms and Azure Kubernetes Service.
→Elastic provisioning of capacity without the need to manage the infrastructure and with the ability to add event-driven autoscaling and triggers through KEDA.
→ Faster end-to-end development experience through Visual Studio Code Kubernetes tools, Azure DevOps and Azure Monitor
→ Most comprehensive authentication and authorization capabilities using Azure Active Directory, and dynamic rules enforcement across multiple clusters with Azure Policy.
→ Available in more regions than any other cloud provider.
Common uses for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
→ Lift and shift to containers with AKS -: Easily migrate existing application to container(s) and run within the Azure managed Kubernetes service (AKS).
→ Microservices with AKS -: Use AKS to simplify the deployment and management of microservices based architecture. AKS streamlines horizontal scaling, self-healing, load balancing, secret management.
→ Secure DevOps for AKS -: DevOps and Kubernetes are better together. Implementing secure DevOps together with Kubernetes on Azure, you can achieve the balance between speed and security and deliver code faster at scale.
→ Bursting from AKS with ACI -: Use the AKS virtual node to provision pods inside ACI that start in seconds. This enables AKS to run with just enough capacity for your average workload
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