If Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) was the first Kubernetes based home on Azure that Windows containers have, I am so happy now we got a second brand new home. That is AKS on Azure Stack HCI announced at Ignite this week! As the driver to build and execute the product strategy helping customers lift and shift, and modernize traditional Windows apps with Windows containers, I am thrilled we are bringing AKS on Azure Stack HCI to customers for on-prem or hybrid needs of leveraging Windows containers.
As a starter, from the official doc here, “Azure Kubernetes Service on Azure Stack HCI is an on-premises implementation of Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), which automates running containerized applications at scale. Azure Kubernetes Service is now in preview on Azure Stack HCI, making it quicker to get started hosting Linux and Windows containers in your datacenter.”
I had the honor participating as an SME in a few Digital Breakout sessions and the Ask the Experts sessions related to AKS on Azure Stack HCI this Ignite. I was blown away by the strong interest from the community. Lots of great questions were asked. To make it easy, I compiled the following relevant links for folks who wanted to get started: