Scale fast with AKS
July 08, 2021

Scale fast with AKS

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

We use [Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)] to deploy and manage multiple instances of micro service APIs for our customers. [Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)] allows us to quickly deploy and manage our APIs at scale in a repeatable way.
  • Highly repeatable process
  • Minimizes the amount of software to install
  • Easily scale resources to meet demand
  • Steep learning curve
  • Expected charges are unclear until you see real production usage
  • Operations teams need to learn an entirely new skill set
  • Repeatability of process
  • PaaS model
  • Quickly create environments without purchasing servers
  • Developers local minikube environments translate well into an AKS instance
[Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)] is largely similar to EKS. I use both products fairly interchangeably and the decision comes down to which ecosystem you are part of and the which locations are important to you.

Do you think Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)'s feature set?

Yes

Did Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) again?

Yes

[Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)] is great when you need to be able to deploy a large number of services in a highly repeatable way. Once you know how to use it, it is a very fast to stand up a new environment.

However there is a lot you need to know to get to that point and it is a specialized area. This is not suitable for small teams who are supporting multiple product stacks.