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Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Highly available, secure, and fully managed Kubernetes service

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The fully managed Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) makes deploying and managing containerized applications easy. It offers serverless Kubernetes, an integrated continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) experience, and enterprise-grade security and governance. Unite your development and operations teams on a single platform to rapidly build, deliver, and scale applications with confidence.


Advanced identity and access management using Azure Active Directory, and dynamic rules enforcement across multiple clusters with Azure Policy


Orchestration of containers across 25 regions and growing, in the public cloud, in Azure Stack, or on IoT edge devices)


Faster end-to-end development experience and integration with Visual Studio Code Kubernetes tools, and Azure Monitor

Accelerate containerized application development

Easily define, deploy, debug, and upgrade even the most complex Kubernetes applications, and automatically containerize your applications.

Add a full CI/CD pipeline to your AKS clusters with automated routine tasks, and set up a Canary deployment strategy in just a few clicks. Detect failures early and optimize your pipelines with deep traceability into your deployments.

Gain visibility into your environment with control-plane telemetry, log aggregation, and container health, accessible in the Azure portal and automatically configured for AKS clusters.

Manage Kubernetes with ease

Easily provision clusters using the CLI or infrastructure-as-code tools such as Terraform. Minimize infrastructure maintenance using automated upgrades, repair, monitoring, and scaling.

Elastically provision additional compute capacity in serverless Kubernetes in seconds without worrying about managing the infrastructure.

Simplify cluster maintenance with automated patching, upgrades and scaling.

Build on an enterprise-grade, more secure foundation

Enforce rules defined in Azure Policy across multiple clusters. Track, validate, and reconfigure nodes, pods, and container images for compliance with agility.

Get fine-grained identity and access control to Kubernetes resources from cluster to containers using Azure Active Directory.

Run any workload in the cloud, at the edge, or as a hybrid

Orchestrate any type of workload running in the environment of your choice. Whether you want to move .NET applications to Windows Server containers, modernize Java applications in Linux containers, or run microservices applications in the public cloud, at the edge, or in hybrid environments, Azure has the solution for you.

Learn about the Kubernetes core concepts and apply best practices in production.