Azure Kubernetes Service

Deploy and scale containers on managed Kubernetes.

Overview

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) makes it simple to deploy a managed Kubernetes cluster in Azure. AKS reduces the complexity and operational overhead of managing Kubernetes by offloading much of that responsibility to Azure. As a hosted Kubernetes service, Azure handles critical tasks like health monitoring and maintenance for you. The Kubernetes masters are managed by Azure. You only manage and maintain the agent nodes. As a managed Kubernetes service, AKS is free - you only pay for the agent nodes within your clusters, not for the masters.

Getting Started

Getting Started

  1. 5/24/2022, Learning Path
    Learn about the basics of Docker containers, container orchestration with Kubernetes, and managed clusters on Azure Kubernetes Service.
  2. 12/2/2021, Video, 0:32:49
    Ayobami Ayodeji shows us Microsoft's architectural approach and reference implementation to prepare landing zone subscriptions for a scalable Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)...
  3. 9/8/2022, Webpage
    Public Roadmap for the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  4. 9/8/2022, Webpage
    Azure Kubernetes Service Public Office Hours

News

You can now update SSH keys on existing AKS nodepools post deployment.
10/26/2022, Preview Announcements
Get reliability and consistency from cloud to edge across the AKS using the Mariner container optimized OS.
10/26/2022, GA Announcements
The CSI Extensible API is now generally available in AKS.
10/26/2022, GA Announcements
Take advantage of the latest features in Dapr v1.9.0 with Dapr extension for AKS and Arc-enabled Kubernetes.
10/26/2022, Preview Announcements
You can now use the IP Virtual Server (IPVS) load balancer with AKS, with configurable connection scheduling and TCP/UDP timeouts.
10/26/2022, Preview Announcements
You can now more easily remove unused and vulnerable images stored on AKS nodes.
10/26/2022, GA Announcements
Premium SSD v2 support is now generally available on AKS.
10/26/2022, GA Announcements
AKS will start using Ubuntu 22 instead of Ubuntu 18 as the Ubuntu version for node pools.
10/24/2022, Azure Podcast
The team talks to Cesar De la Torre Llorente, a Principal Architect in the Azure team, about the new style of applications that leverage the 5G wireless network in Azure. This enables new...
10/12/2022, Preview Announcements
Enable a set of recommended alert rules for your Azure Kubernetes Service and Log Analytics workspace resources.
10/12/2022, GA Announcements
Announcing the general availability of confidential node pools on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) with AMD SEV-SNP confidential VMs.
10/12/2022, Preview Announcements
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now offers a new network overlay mode that is more efficient in terms of IP utilization.
10/12/2022, GA Announcements
Benefit from ARM64's better price, compute performance, and lower power utilization in AKS node pools.
10/12/2022, Preview Announcements
Workload identity provides a simpler approach for managing identities and overcomes limitations of Azure Active Directory pod-managed identity.
10/12/2022, GA Announcements
You can now benefit from the latest Windows Server 2022 features in AKS.
10/12/2022, GA Announcements
Generally available: 5,000 node scale in AKS
10/12/2022, GA Announcements
You can now get notification via Event Grid when a new Kubernetes version is available on AKS.
10/12/2022, Preview Announcements
Azure Kubernetes Service has new hybrid deployment options.
10/12/2022, GA Announcements
We are expanding Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server Software Assurance (SA) customers to easily modernize with Azure, wherever they are.
9/25/2022, Azure Podcast
Kendall and Sujit talk to Tom Kerkhove again, now a Software Engineer in the Azure team and still the maintainer of KEDA. He gives us insights into the new API Management Self Hosted Gateway...