Azure Kubernetes Service

Deploy and scale containers on managed Kubernetes.


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.

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Getting Started

  1. 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)...
  2. 9/8/2022, Webpage
    Public Roadmap for the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  3. 9/8/2022, Webpage
    Azure Kubernetes Service Public Office Hours


Date News
Welcome to this month's Azure Container Apps newsletter! We'll share the latest news and community highlights for Container Apps every month here on the Apps on Azure blog.   Azure Container Apps...
Microsoft’s Azure Container Networking team is excited to announce a new offering called Advanced Container Networking Services. It’s a suite of services built on top of existing networking...
Advanced Container Networking Services for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is a suite of services that tackles observability, security, and compliance challenges in your containerized...
Azure HDInsight on AKS is a modern, reliable, secure, and fully managed Platform as a Service (PaaS) that runs on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). HDInsight on AKS allows you to deploy popular...
As businesses increasingly rely on cloud services, the imperative for robust cloud solutions has never been greater. Azure stands at the forefront of this realm, offering architects and...
Workloads deployed on an Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster often need to access Azure backing resources, such as Azure Key Vault, databases, or AI services like Azure OpenAI Service. Users...
Azure App Configuration extension for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) allows you to install and manage Azure App Configuration Kubernetes Provider on your AKS cluster via Azure Resource Manager (ARM). 
View your key performance metrics for your AKS resources in context with the Azure Portal
Kubernetes Event-Driven Autoscaler (KEDA) is an open-source, lightweight component that allows users to autoscale container workloads on events in external scalers. KEDA extends the functionality...
Introduction At last year's KubeCon North America, Microsoft announced the adoption of Karpenter in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) as an alternative to the Cluster Autoscaler (CA), referred to as...
You can now benefit from the latest enhancements available in Kubernetes 1.30 when using AKS.
Deployment safeguards in AKS can now adjust your deployment resources by applying best practices.
AKS Automatic clusters are optimized to run most production workloads and provision compute resources based on Kubernetes manifests. The streamlined configuration follows AKS best practices and...
Automated deployments for AKS simplifies the process of setting up the authorization of a workflow to a repository, generation of a starter application, and more.
AI is accelerating the need for app modernization to drive innovation with AI-powered intelligent apps while simultaneously transforming the speed and process of modernization itself. All of this...
AI is driving a generational shift in applications, shaping and redefining every application, while forming the core of a new, previously impossible, class of intelligent applications. The...
At Microsoft Build 2024, we’re releasing a host of new features for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) aimed at making Kubernetes adoption easier and more accessible to a greater number of teams....
We are excited to introduce the AI Toolkit for Visual Studio Code, a powerful VS Code extension available today in the Visual Studio Marketplace. AI Toolkit enables developers to explore, try,...
Azure Functions – Build update With Microsoft Build happening, the team wanted to give an update on the latest releases in Azure Functions. In recent years, serverless technologies and...
  Microsoft Build 2024 starts May 21st. Register now to attend virtually.   Microsoft Build, the annual conference where developers can dive deep into the latest Microsoft technologies, kicks...