Azure Kubernetes Service – Azure Managed vs Customer managed

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Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) simplifies deploying a managed Kubernetes cluster in Azure by offloading the operational overhead to Azure. As a hosted Kubernetes service, Azure handles critical tasks, like health monitoring and maintenance.

Since Kubernetes masters are managed by Azure, you only manage and maintain the agent nodes. Therefore, Azure Kubernetes Service is free. You only pay for the agent nodes within your clusters, not for the masters.

Here is a simplified diagram providing an overview of what Azure Manage and what the customer manages.

Additional learning resources
1. A Kubernetes story: Phippy goes to the zoo

2. The Illustrated Children’s Guide to Kubernetes

3. Introduction to Azure Kubernetes Service – Training | Microsoft Docs

4. Kubernetes Learning and Training | Microsoft Azure

5. Kubernetes Learning Path

6. Kubernetes for the Absolute Beginners – Hands-on | Udemy

7. Learning Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) by Richard Hooper (MVP)

8. Quickstart: Deploy an AKS cluster by using the Azure portal – Azure Kubernetes Service | Microsoft Docs

9. Best practices for AKS business continuity and disaster recovery – Azure Kubernetes Service | Microsoft Docs

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