Azure Kubernetes Service is rapidly becoming regular for managing cloud-native applications with its modern-day approach in a productive environment. It has brought a remedy for the people to make completely Kubernetes clusters faster and smoothly. AKS is a fully managed container orchestration service that is open-source and is available on the public cloud of Microsoft Azure. One can use Azure Kubernetes for deploying, scaling and managing Docker container and container-based applications across a cluster of container hosts as per requirement without any downtime. One good attribute of Azure Kubernetes is that one does not require deep knowledge or expertise in container orchestration for managing AKS. It is an apt platform for developers to create their modern apps.
AKS aids an administrator in tailoring Kubernetes access to AD identity and group associations through Active Directory. It can help the users and administrators for monitoring the container health using the metrics gathered from containers, Kubernetes nodes and infrastructure points. The container logs are also stored and collected for better analysis and finding out the bugs and viruses. The management portal also gives the facility for monitoring the data. Regulatory requirement is also maintained by the AKS.
ACS was used initially prior to the release of AKS. ACS was used for supporting a number of open-source orchestration platforms, while AKS is specifically used for Kubernetes. However, ACS users who have more to do with Kubernetes can easily migrate from ACS to AKS. There lie differences that may be necessary for migration, like AKS, needs managed disks, and hence relevant conversion must be needed prior to migrating. In a similar manner, data storage can also be changed for managing AKS. Also, the developers should carry out detailed due diligence for any time or data loss when the migration might happen.
AKS is a free service by Azure. However, the developers are billed for the management, storage and computation of resources that are consumed by the containers for running the application. It is currently available in parts of Canada, Japan, Europe, Australia, UK and it expanding in other regions as well.
With the increase in technological development, businesses are constantly moving to better offerings like a cloud for building and managing modern and cloud applications. Azure Kubernetes is an ideal remedy for the same since it is open-sourced; it can be used for building support and orchestration for deploying and managing the applications in seconds. It is a cost-effective solution for the management of resources without the pain of managing additional servers, smooth migration and removes complexities of the workload to a computerized environment.
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