In June 2018, Microsoft went GA with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). As it sounds, AKS is a fully managed Azure service using Kubernetes as the orchestration layer for container-based applications.
Given all the hype around Kubernetes and cloud applications, I wanted to get a reality check on the service, which is just over one year old now.
My guest is Justin Luk, the Azure Kubernetes Service with Programmer Manager at Microsoft.
- Why Azure launched a Kubernetes service when it already had multiple ways to deploy containers
- Technical limitations that Microsoft wanted to avoid
- The business drivers for the service
- Customer adoption one year in
- How Microsoft deals with the constant updates to Kubernetes while supporting older versions
- The problems and challenges of running a service at scale
What Is Kubernetes? – Microsoft Azure
Support policies for Azure Kubernetes Service – Microsoft Azure
Azure AKS – Github