Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

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Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is a solution that optimizes the configuration of popular open-source tools and technologies specifically for Azure, it provides an open solution that offers portability for both users containers and users application configuration.

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Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) review by Michael N.
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"Azure...To be or Not to be...That is the question"

What do you like best?

For starters, the fact that AKS only has the need for one primary OS (host), and the engine for the container, makes managing the Apps much simpler and more efficient, as there are less factors at play. Because of this, the size of our containers are also much smaller than the average size of our VMs we were using to host the same apps.

Likewise, spinning up a new container so quickly has increased our application availability. We are able to bring up new containers when needed such as during our quarterly conferences, or during our once a year congress where we have 4-8x the amount of people accessing resources.

What do you dislike?

The usage of the registry is limited and when we are utilizing our docker client, it requires a temporary token which has caused some issues along the way in terms of authentication.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

One of our business problems being solved is the availability of other network resources that are not being utilized strictly by these applications. Its also great because by utilizing azure active directory along with our containers, we are able to sync our AD with Azure and control access to our containers and apps.

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Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) review by Alon N.
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"While aks has a basic good proposition , It's still lacking support of critical k8 features"

What do you like best?

Masters are managed - no need to worry about or pay for that. Basic product works "out of the box"

What do you dislike?

One node pool, which type you can't change after setup

Azure services integration is problematic - lb are created only in basic sku, and cannot be changed, No ability to use standard tier public ips, etc.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Choose vm size, disk side , etc wisely . YOU CANNOT CHANGE THEM LATER (in a manageable way), Currently you won't have the option to add another vm pool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easily scalable services , self healing infrastructure

What Container Management solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"Kubernetes is a must for Microservices but Azure has it's limitations."

What do you like best?

Easy to set up, good pricing.

A good feature set of capabilities as well.

What do you dislike?

Support has not been that helpful, though they do try.

I don't like that we can't have windows nodes and that we can't have nodes different sizes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You have to know the size of the VMs you need before you create the cluster.

You'll also need to know the network configuration you need.

Do not try to manually change the VM Nodes. You can do it, but it makes upgrading and maintenance a real headache.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scaling through microservices in Kubernetes instead of multiple VMs has saved us a lot of money.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) review by Kenneth L.
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"You own little heroku "

What do you like best?

Simplicity. Heroku got it right when they focused on making deployments easy for developers. Deis follows in those steps. You can even use heroku buildpacks to get your deployments right.

What do you dislike?

When it screws up, it screws up catastrophically.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you don't know much about infrastructure, Deis is perfect. Gets you going lightning fast. Very similar to heroku. But if you DO know about infrastructure and a bit of devops, you might want to do things yourself so you understand the magic behind Deis. Deis is a good stepping stone.

We evaluated Deis, but found that it didn't meet our business needs. However, Deis is really quite nice to work with.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Devops. Deis makes devops a lot simpler.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) review by Imran H.
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"amazingly versatile and highly scalable micro-PaaS project with very little complicated overhead."

What do you like best?

- Deis is an open source project; there are numerous very good contributors to this project giving it a firm support

- Deis has built-in docker support, and it drives the meaning of micro-PaaS using docker.

-Adopted key features of CoreOS to drive their clustered, highly-distributed architecture.

- Uses CoreOS as a wholesale, meaning same OS for driving docker and also for service discovery.

- has a robust, scalable systems layer to drive service discovery, task scheduling, and cluster management based on top of CoreOS

- very similar spec format to Dockerfile, for application management and whole platform alike.

- service oriented architecture, which is very much important in micro-PaaS based projects.

What do you dislike?

- Complete CoreOS dependency, once you adopt Deis, you have to use etcd for example with discoerd for service discovery.

- at the moment, doesnt possess a good monitoring solution.

- Database services appeal is weak

- Install and setting up Deis require more experience with infrastructure development.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Please get yourself well acqauinted with CoreOS and Docker. Deis is completely hands in glove with CoreOS and golang, so these two tech are must precursor before using CoreOS.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

large datacenter agnostic , highly scalable PaaS framework that uses docker as baseline technology to handle large volume of distributed builds.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) review by Karolis R.
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"Compared multiple PaaS systems, one of them was Deis"

What do you like best?

Apparently it already has version 1, which is quite good and comforting when compared to other platforms as a service. It's also Open Source, written in Go so I really like it from developers perspective

What do you dislike?

not sure whether it's a good choice when thinking long term - hybrid cloud (private + public) could would present many obstacles. Choosing other platforms like openshift or kubernetes would enable seamless migration between your on premise solution to public cloud (GCE) without modifying your templates.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PaaS is the future, it enables developers to deploy and control their applications. They also move away the need to manually install databases, applications, caches and configure loadbalances.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) review by Jason W.
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"Deis is currently the best OpenSource PaaS on the Market"

What do you like best?

Deis was very easy to setup and was able to be customized to our needs at Brandfolder.

What do you dislike?

Open source as it is, Deis was meant to be a self-hosted alternative to Heroku. But to be honest, its not quite there yet. While deis is great for the command line user, it still lacks the beautiful user interface companion to the command line as Heroku does.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Have a good understanding of DevOps and CoreOS. When it comes to debugging sometimes (but not often) you will need to get your hands dirty.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cost, Control, Deployability. Deis has absolutely helped us with these three facts, cutting our infrastructure costs by half.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) review by Joseph S.
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"Best solution for container management"

What do you like best?

The ability to view all aspects of program in a user friendly and up -to-date manner.

What do you dislike?

Response times in cloud application could be faster.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make the switch!! The open-source feature alone was worth every penny!!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Open-source orchestration!! I can't say enough about how this has revolutionized our processes.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) review by Piotr Z.
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"Solid PaaS based on great technology, but not quite there yet"

What do you like best?

It uses the great environment provided by CoreOS and is pretty much the best "light" PaaS solution when you're running a bunch of servers handling user traffic. The monitoring is quite nice too and support for Heroku buildpacks provides a solid base for any project, so that you can set the whole thing up in just a few hours.

What do you dislike?

For smaller deployments, you can't reuse the server for both database and frontend handling. It still requires service support, without that it will not gain that many users.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Encrypted storage, email and so on. It simplified our continuous delivery process, which was the greatest benefit.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) review by User in Computer Software
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"Much faster than deploying in a VM"

What do you like best?

Integration with Docker. This makes the service usable for our developers working cross-platform.

What do you dislike?

The application management portal could be better. Sometimes it's laggy or the status is out of date. Also, there are so many animations in the portal that it makes the web browser super sluggish.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try out similar AWS offerings too, since the admin portals are somewhat different, and one of the two services may suit your needs better.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We wanted to develop our Ruby on Rails services cross-platform. The container service enables us to use Docker and do that very thing, since Docker can run on Windows and Mac.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) review by Jeremiah L.
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"Deis completes Kubernetes"

What do you like best?

Deis allows your ops team to focus on infrastructure and your developers to focus on their apps. It's the satisfying developer experience of Heroku without the pain and cost of Heroku.

What do you dislike?

Deis has gone through several iterations that have kept it in a continuously stable-beta-like state, but it feels justified given where it's ended up.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Node.js deployment onto bare metal servers in a managed datacenter.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"Used Deis for a while as an alternative to an internally developed tool"

What do you like best?

Simple Heroku style platform that enables a git-push deploy to whichever hosting environment you choose to use.

Most tools are simple to extend and implement necessary business rules required for stricter environments.

The 2.x branch switching to Kubernetes is a smart move, following industry trends and positions Deis as a great PaaS offering everywhere that k8s is.

What do you dislike?

Some operational aspects (in the 1.x series) are difficult to manage, particularly around HA.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its a great system. The new 2.x version is shaping up into a very nice tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We essentially want to have a simple platform for developing internally produced applications to AWS.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) review by Erik R.
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"Promising and interesting product"

What do you like best?

Easy to scale and innovative command line interface!

What do you dislike?

A bit of a hassle to setup on my cloud on linode.com (more linodes fault...). A lot of documentation before I was able to get it ready for my environment.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

If it works well I will be able to scale my services effortless and get rid of them bash scripts.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Container Service Review"

What do you like best?

That deployment from GitHub of aspx.net code is easy.

What do you dislike?

Making Java code work is different and take more effort.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Dedicated Support for container services, to speak with more qualified support personnel at Microsoft. Seems sometimes that no one tier one support understands product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Deployment over cloud to multiple locations - site specific

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) review by User in Computer Software
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"Azure is a solid container hosting solution"

What do you like best?

Built on the Microsoft platform, there seems to be some reliability there.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the data migration is not very clean and seems to be prone to errors.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm trying to optimize the configuration of popular open source tools and technologies specifically for Azure and this solution does that. I am definitely realizing the benefits.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) review by Maurilio F.
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"Conteinerzations"

What do you like best?

Best model for developer and distributes apps for teams and costumers.

What do you dislike?

Less integration with Mac and Windows and more options for images.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Learning more and more resources for managerment this service!!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Deplyment app for development teams.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) review by Евгений .
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"Promising plans but isn't usable in production yet"

What do you like best?

Good architecture, predictable components, popular use cases.

What do you dislike?

Stability, clustering. Ability to manage users and roles.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Wait next release.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Launching from small to medium web-sites. Easy deploy.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) review by Agency in Computer Software
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"Using Deis as a Platform as a Service and getting the best features"

What do you like best?

The fact that it is open source and is trusted by a lot of people in the community ! Great experience using Deis !

What do you dislike?

Pretty much nothing! The user experience has been rewarding so far !

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Build our own custom CRM and used Deis as Platform as a service to get all the features of a great platform and without any hassles !

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) review by User in Higher Education
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"Great product if you're already on the Microsoft suite"

What do you like best?

Minimal setup required. It will pretty much just plug and play with other Microsoft products.

What do you dislike?

Still somewhat slow. It seems to be running off a similar back end to Visual Studio, so sometimes it takes a while to boot.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It makes rolling out clusters to an API a lot smoother, and has strengthened a good amount of the team morale in my office.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) review by User in Telecommunications
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"Your own PaaS for free"

What do you like best?

It's straightforward to understand if you know about docker and other services like heroku

What do you dislike?

It's still green and I found it's evolving fast so many tutorials or docs that I've read around might be deprecated

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We had a web app that were running several microservices and connect each other as needed .. we used deis as our staging infrastructure

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) review by User in Accounting
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"Makes life easier"

What do you like best?

Helped make setting up our Docker environment easy. Before using Deis it was a lot of painful bash scripts to glue things together and the Docker environment never felt like the right choice at the time.

What do you dislike?

I don't have anything bad to say about the product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building microservices and distributed systems

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Great tech"

What do you like best?

I love the technologies it uses to underly it, namely k8s, ceph, the interface.

What do you dislike?

It's not easy to debug and I've had a cluster that just failed with no apparent reason in the logs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data munging, APIs, frontends.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) review by Consultant in Financial Services
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"Azure makes life easier"

What do you like best?

The whole process of deployment and cluster mgmt is super fast with Azure services.

What do you dislike?

Learning curve can be lil steep for an entry level person.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using azure for our desktop application. It has made the entire process of app developmemt easier. Its super sensitive cluster mgmt makes it really a cool tool wo work with

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"A must Have for .net developers"

What do you like best?

Seamless integration with Microsoft Visual Studio for easy deployments for developers and easy integration with Team services for CICD

It takes away the pressure of machine administration

What do you dislike?

Pricing is still high compared to others

Recommendations to others considering the product

Must have for .NEt developers

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Resilience, scaling and redundancy

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) review by Consultant in Hospital & Health Care
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"Work able"

What do you like best?

The service is really dynamic. It offers a lot compared to its. Competition

What do you dislike?

How long it takes to fully setup. But once you get going it’s fine

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Physical space at the location

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) review by User in Biotechnology
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"Great"

What do you like best?

It is easy to use and very intuitively designed

What do you dislike?

The cost is very high. It can be cheaper.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helps me manage my severs

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) review by Administrator in Package/Freight Delivery
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"Heroku Killer."

What do you like best?

Simple workflow, support Docker really well, and tons of programming langs.

What do you dislike?

Design and documentation. Design seems to simple and documentation doesn't support other langs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Clone of hot business, Deis enables me to rapid prototyping.

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