Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

What is Kubernetes ?

Kubernetes is an open-source container-orchestration system for automating computer application deployment, scaling, and management. It was originally designed by Google and is now maintained by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

Things can be done using Kubernetes

  • Creating namespaces
  • Creating deployments
  • Connecting pods with services
  • Service discovery via environment variables
  • Horizontally scaling with replicas
  • Triggering a new rollout
  • Pausing and resuming a rollout
  • Accessing container logs
  • Configuring probes

1. Accelerated Application Development
Most of the developer’s time is spent on bug-fixing. AKS reduces the wastage of time due to debugging and handles auto-upgrades, patching and self-healing. With the help of AKS, container orchestration is simplified. You save a lot of time and it enables your developers to remain more productive as they are able to combat their biggest time-sinks.

2. Supports Agile Project Management
One of the key benefits of AKS is that it supports agile development programs — Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery/ Continuous Deployment (CD) and DevOps.

3. Security and Compliance
Cyber security is of utmost importance. AKS protects your business by enabling administrators to tailor access to Azure Active Directory (AD) and identity and group identities. When people are provided only the access that they need, the threat is greatly reduced. AKS is also, totally compliant. It meets the regulatory requirements of System and Organization Controls (SOC), as well as being compliant with ISO, HIPAA and HITRUST.

4. Ease of Application and Efficient Resource Utilization

The fully managed Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) makes deploying and managing containerized applications easy. Efficient resource utilization paves the way for elastic provisioning of additional capacity without the need to manage the infrastructure.

5. Faster End-to-end Development and Integration

AKS helps in minimizing infrastructure maintenance, using automated upgrades, repair, monitoring and scaling. This leads to faster development and integration. It helps in provisioning additional compute capacity in Serverless Kubernetes in a matter of seconds, without worrying about how to manage the infrastructure.

6. Run any Workload in the Cloud

You are able to orchestrate any type of workload running in the environment of your choice. You can move .NET applications to Windows Server containers or modernize Java applications in Linux containers and also, run microservices applications in the public cloud. AKS has the solution for you.

7. Removes Complexities and Reduces Expenditure

AKS helps in removing the complexities with regard to implementing, installing, maintaining and securing Kubernetes in Azure. There is also, a substantial reduction in expenditures as there are no per-cluster charges levied on you.

8. Using only the Resources needed

AKS is considered to be a flexible system that adapts to use only the resources that you need. If you need more resources, then all you need to do is click a button and let the elasticity of Azure containers do the rest. This enables reduction in cost, easier scaling and faster start-up speed.

Creating Fully Managed Kubernetes Clusters
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) makes deploying a managed Kubernetes cluster in Azure much convenient and simple. It reduces the complications and operational overhead of managing Kubernetes as it aids in offloading much of that task to Azure. You are able to simplify the application of containerization by implementing AKS and eventually, take your software development to the next level.

Conclusion

Kubernetes enables enterprises to solve common dev and ops problems easily, quickly, and safely. It also provides other benefits, such as building a seamless multi/hybrid cloud strategy, saving infrastructure costs, and speeding time to market.

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