Microsoft today announced the general availability of Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and expanding the availability of AKS to five new regions including Australia East, UK South, West US, West US 2, and North Europe. With this announcement, AKS is now in ten regions across three continents, and Microsoft is planning to add ten more regions in the coming months. Microsoft also announced new features for AKS, including Kubernetes resource-based access control (RBAC), Azure Active Directory based identity, the ability to deploy clusters into pre-existing custom virtual networks and more.
“With AKS in all these regions, users from around the world, or with applications that span the world, can deploy and manage their production Kubernetes applications with the confidence that Azure’s engineers are providing constant monitoring, operations, and support for our customers’ fully managed Kubernetes clusters. Azure was also the first cloud to offer a free managed Kubernetes Service and we continue to offer it for free in GA,” wrote Brendan Burns Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft Azure.