Azure Kubernetes Service

Azure Kubernetes Service


Deploy and scale containers on managed Kubernetes by Microsoft

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is a cloud-based platform offered by Microsoft Azure that simplifies the deployment, management, and scaling of containerized applications using Kubernetes. It provides a user-friendly environment for businesses to efficiently run their applications without the complexity of handling underlying infrastructure. With AKS, users can focus on developing and delivering applications rather than dealing with the intricacies of Kubernetes orchestration.

One of the key reasons people choose Azure Kubernetes Service is its seamless integration with other Microsoft Azure services. AKS easily integrates with Azure DevOps for streamlined application development and deployment pipelines, enhancing collaboration among development and operations teams. Additionally, AKS offers robust security features, ensuring that applications are protected throughout their lifecycle. Users appreciate the automatic updates and patches, reducing the burden of maintenance and enhancing the overall reliability of their applications.

Azure Kubernetes Service stands out for its scalability, allowing businesses to effortlessly scale their applications based on demand. It efficiently manages resources, optimizing costs and providing a cost-effective solution for various workloads. The simplified deployment process, integration capabilities, security features, and scalability make Azure Kubernetes Service a preferred choice for organizations seeking a hassle-free and efficient platform to run their containerized applications in the cloud.

Feature Table Azure Kubernetes ServiceAKS

Initial Release

Jun '18

Max Pods per Node

The maximum number of pods on a worker node


Free Control Plane

Is the control plane free?

Control Plane SLA

What's the SLA for the managed control plane


Private Cluster

Ability to hide the API Server behind a private network

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