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


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Get Ready To #FallForIntelligentApps! Today, we kick off the Fall season with content and activities to skill you up on all things Intelligent Apps or AI Apps on Azure with content, events, and...
Introduction Containerization has revolutionized the way we deploy and manage software. By packaging applications and their dependencies into a container, we can ensure that our software will run...
You can now have dedicated maintenance for weekly AKS releases, auto upgrades and Node OS patching.
Evan and Sujit cover a whole bunch of updates to various Azure services such as AKS, ACA, Functions, VMs, PostgerSQL, VNETs and Storage. Media...
You can now take advantage of Kubernetes release 1.27 enhancements in production.
Get your apps holiday-ready with our 7-part #ResilientApps online series at the Microsoft Reactor!   Prepare your apps for the holiday season and ensure they can handle the surge of users, avoid...
You can now use your own keys to encrypt your ephemeral OS disks.
You can now get complete observability into the network health and connectivity of your AKS cluster.
You can now receive and programmatically handle AKS generated upgrade events in Event Grid
Asir Selvasingh, Microsoft and Adib Saikali, VMware Tanzu   Can you believe Spring is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year?  We could not have gotten here without our millions of Spring...
Encrypting data at rest is a primary step in securing a Kubernetes cluster. KMS provides an interface for a provider to utilize a key stored in an external key service to perform this encryption....
Encrypting data at rest is a primary step in securing a Kubernetes cluster. KMS provides an interface for a provider to utilize a key stored in an external key service to perform this encryption....
Enable network observability add-on on AKS clusters to gain insights into how your cluster operate and to identify potential problems before they cause outages or performance degradation.
Table of Contents Abstract Introduction Target audience Solution overview Solution technology Cloud resources and services requirements Software requirements Distributed ML training for lane...
    Introduction In a previous blob post we showed how to deploy an optimal NDm_v4 AKS cluster, i.e. all 8 InfiniBand and GPU drivers on each NDm_v4 are installed correctly. We then verified...
Today we are thrilled to announce the availability of the Azure Container Apps (ACA) Landing Zone Accelerator (LZA). You can start deploying your containerized workloads to Azure Container Apps...
Azure Monitor container insights is now generally available for AKS clusters with ARM64 nodes.
More accurate information about specific add-ons and node images
The Dapr extension for AKS and Arc-enabled Kubernetes now supports Dapr v1.11.0.    Dapr is a developer framework for building cloud-native applications, making it easier to run multiple...
Jorge Palma, the Lead PM for Azure Kubernetes Services, talks to Evan and Sujit about the Long-Term Support (LTS) version Kubernetes which provides support for 2 years. He tells us how this model...