Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) hybrid deployment options (“AKS hybrid”) is an on-premises implementation of the popular Azure Kubernetes Service orchestrator, which automates running containerized applications at scale while allowing users to operate consistent cloud native applications anywhere, making it quicker to get started hosting Linux and Windows containers in your datacenter. AKS hybrid is generally available on Azure Stack HCI and on both Windows Server 2019 and 2022 Datacenter.

Azure hybrid by design

AKS-consistent Kubernetes cluster management
  • Centrally managed from Azure portal
  • Fleet management for Kubernetes platform and containers
Easy AKS deployment on Azure Stack HCI
  • “Single”-step installation and update of a fully-conformant Kubernetes cluster
  • Built-in logging, monitoring, load-balancing, and certificate management
Built-in Azure Arc capability
  • Easily bring Azure services on-premises with Azure Arc
  • Consistent identity and security
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Best platform for .NET apps on-premises

Built-in support for both Linux and Windows
  • All-inclusive and fully-supported infra-ready to run Windows and Linux containers out-of-the-box
  • Single vendor support leading to faster turnaround on support and fixes
Differentiated container solution for Windows
  • Domain credentials in containers with gMSA v2
  • AD and Azure AD integration​
Local administration with Windows Admin Center
  • Windows Admin Center and PowerShell for the Windows experts
  • Integrated Windows app migration tooling

Built-in security

Secure and trusted platform
  • Secure endpoints and Kubernetes clusters with Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Defender for Cloud, and Azure Sentinel
  • Runtime protection to defend the K8S platform from attacks and vulnerabilities
Single and consistent identity
  • Security updates for all components, including OSS
  • Certificate Authority for secure intra-cluster communication
Always up-to-date like Azure
  • Regular and consistent feature and security updates
  • Unified Azure billing
  • Leverage existing Azure support plan
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