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Azure Container Service

A primer on the advantages of using Microsoft's Azure Container Service

Now that you understand Containers and Container Orchestration, let’s take a look at the Azure Container Service.

Azure Container Services with an example of Docker, kubernetes and DC/OS

Azure Container Service leverages the Docker container format to ensure that your application containers are fully portable.

It also supports your choice of Marathon and DC/OS, Docker Swarm, or Kubernetes so that you can scale these applications to thousands of containers or even tens of thousands.

By using Azure Container Service, you can take advantage of the enterprise-grade features of Azure, while still maintaining application portability – including portability at the orchestration layers.

Azure Container Service can integrate with different container registries, including Azure Container Registry. This service allows you to store images for different types of container deployments like Swarm, DC/OS and Kubernetes and Azure services such as App Service, Batch and Service Fabric.

AKS, or Azure Container Service, is a new managed Kubernetes service that provides additional capabilities such as Azure Active Directory-based authentication, webhook support, and delete operations.

The creation of a managed Kubernetes cluster could be done by using the CLI:

az aks create --resource-group myResourceGroup --name myCluster --node-count <number_of_nodes> --generate-ssh-keys

Containers are now supported on Azure Service Fabric

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