Today Microsoft has announced a ton of highlights, news and features all around the container and Kubernetes ecosystem on Azure.
Let us get started with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). Yes, you are reading it right AKS is now officially part of the Kubernetes Conformance Program. News around AKS in short:
- DevOps Project support for AKS
- New Azure Portal experience for AKS
- Custom VNET with Azure CNI support
- Integration with Azure Monitor (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/monitoring-azure-kubernetes-service-aks-with-azure-monitor-container-health-preview/)
- HTTP application routing (Azure-integrated Kubernetes ingress controller)
- Private preview of Windows containers
- Dev Spaces for AKS (http://landinghub.visualstudio.com/devspaces)
Need more information? Have a look at the official blog post.
Another milestone is the announcement of the Azure Resource Provider for HashiCorp Terraform. Regarding AKS there is a perfect description on how to make use of Azure Resource Manager templates for the AKS deployment combining it with the new RP for Terraform to deploy e.g. pods in the newly created AKS cluster. More details can be found in the official blog post.
The firework does not stop right here. Looking at IoT Edge use cases, Microsoft has developed a new Virtual Kubelet provider for managing IoT Edge deployments with Kubernetes.
Big announcements were taken for the Azure Container Registry. The geo-replication features went GA today, beside the announcements of the ACR Build preview and the secure by default container registries preview.
Who would have ever thought of it? Microsoft launches the Microsoft Container Registry (MCR) and syndicating the content describing the container images with Docker Hub and Red Hat.
That is all for today.