Modern applications are increasingly built using containers, which are microservices packaged with their dependencies and configurations. Kubernetes is open-source software for deploying and managing those containers at scale. It delivers an open and portable ecosystem for cloud-native development in addition to a unique enterprise-grade experience that ensures reliability and security.
A key driver for cloud adoption is reduced latency. Previously, it could take days to get physical computers set up in a cluster. Today, you can deploy a Kubernetes cluster on Azure in less than five minutes, improving customer agility.
Though Kubernetes has always enabled orgganisations and ISVs to drive cost savings through containerization, the new economic realities of the world during a pandemic mean that achieving cost efficiency for your business is more important than ever.
Security is a key pillar for any ISV. With market-leading features like policy integration and Azure Active Directory identity for Pods and cloud-native security have always been an important part of the Azure Kubernetes Service.
Though Kubernetes has built-in supports, most environments require a more secure and more compliant implementation. In the Azure Kubernetes Service, being enterprise-grade means providing integration between Azure Key Vault and the Azure Kubernetes service. Using Key Vault with Kubernetes enables you to securely store your credentials, certificates, and other secrets in state of the art, compliant secret store, and easily use them with your applications in an Azure Kubernetes cluster.
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