Industry use cases of AKS(Azure Kubernetes Service)

What is Azure?

What is Kubernetes?

  • Managing the scaling of containers and clusters
  • Resource balancing containers and clusters
  • Traffic management for services

What is AKS(Azure Kubernetes Service)?

Common uses for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

  • Lift and Shift to containers with AKS: With AKS, we can quickly move existing applications to containers and operate them on the Azure-managed Kubernetes service (AKS). We can additionally regulate access with Azure Active Directory integration and use OSBA (Open Service Broker for Azure) to access SLA-backed Azure Services like Azure Database for MySQL for your data needs.

Companies using AKS

BOSCH

Bosch uses Azure Kubernetes Service and map-matching technologies to improve car safety. The goal for Robert Bosch when he set out to tackle the problem of motorists driving the wrong way down motorways was to save lives. In Germany, similar services existed, but precision and speed could not be compromised. As a result, the company created a wrong-way driver warning (WDW) service and software development kit (SDK) for app developers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). This design is based on a unique map-matching algorithm and the scalability of Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), as well as Azure HDInsight tools that interface with the Apache Kafka streaming platform

Hafslund

Hafslund uses containerized software for utility initiatives and to improve customer service. The electrical grid operator Hafslund Nett (Hafslund), which serves 1.5 million Norwegians, determined that older systems for reading meter data required more capacity and that externally designed software was difficult to maintain. Hafslund chose Microsoft Azure as its cloud platform, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) to manage software containers, and Azure Monitor for Containers to optimize container performance to address the issue. Hafslund additionally utilizes Azure Application Insights to collect application performance metrics and Azure Monitor for Containers to monitor container workloads deployed to managed AKS-hosted clusters.

Finastra

Finastra chooses AKS for its next-generation financial technology development ecosystem. Finastra’s groundbreaking Platform as a Service (PaaS) development platform, FusionFabric.cloud, is redefining the future of banking. As a result, Kubernetes is at the heart of the FusionFabric.cloud platform, allowing Docker containers to be orchestrated. On Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), the next-generation service built on the Azure Container Service Engine, fintech apps can run and grow with ease (ACS). Finastra intends to switch from an ACS engine to an AKS engine. Finastra’s development team benefits significantly from AKS.

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