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Now available: Azure Kubernetes Service Edge Essentials

Published date: March 16, 2023

Azure Kubernetes Service Edge Essentials is a Microsoft supported lightweight Kubernetes distribution that is fine tuned to run on edge devices with constrained resources. It can be used to deploy both single and multi-node K3s and K8S clusters that can run both Linux and Windows workloads on existing Windows devices.

  • A lightweight, CNCF-conformant K8S and K3S distribution that is supported and managed by Microsoft. The key difference between AKS on HCI and AKS on Windows is that AKS on Windows has minimal compute and memory requirements (4 GB RAM and 2 vCPUs).
  • Each Kubernetes node runs in its own Hyper-V isolated virtual machine and includes many features to help secure your container infrastructure.
  • Microsoft-maintained Linux and Windows worker nodes virtual machine images adhere to security best practices. Microsoft also refreshes these images monthly with the latest security updates.
  • Simplified installation experience with PowerShell cmdlets and agents to enable provisioning and control of VMs and infrastructure. Microsoft provides automatic updates for your Kubernetes deployment, so you stay up-to-date with the latest available Kubernetes versions.

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