What is Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Installing and deploying a Kubernetes cluster on-prem can be a pain in the arse. Especially if you are new to Kubernetes. That’s where a cloud provider like Microsoft’s Azure comes in handy. Instead of having to go through the arduous task of installing, setting up, configuring and deploying Kubernetes clusters, you can just use Microsoft’s AKS, or Azure Kubernetes Service, to quickly deploy clusters. That way you can focus on your organization’s mission critical issues, rather than worring about ongoing operations and maintenance of your Kubernetes cluster.

Per Microsoft’s Azure website, “Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) manages your hosted Kubernetes environment, making it quick and easy to deploy and manage containerized applications without container orchestration expertise. It also eliminates the burden of ongoing operations and maintenance by provisioning, upgrading, and scaling resources on demand, without taking your applications offline.”

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If you’re looking to play around with AKS without the financial hassle, you can sign up for a FREE Azure account. Benefits include, $200 credit for the first 30 days, 12 Months of free popular services and unlimited access to Azure’s “always free” products (including AKS). Enjoy!


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