Public preview: Azure Kubernetes Service hybrid deployment options
Published date: October 12, 2022
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) on Azure Stack HCI, Windows Server 2019, and 2022 Datacenter can be provisioned from the Azure Portal/CLI. Additionally, AKS is now in public preview on Windows devices and Windows IoT for lightweight Kubernetes orchestration.
AKS on HCI and Windows Server makes it quicker to get started hosting Linux and Windows containers in your datacenter. AKS on Windows IoT brings the same Microsoft-supported Kubernetes platform to lightweight PC-class devices, starting with Windows. Unlike other AKS products that run in the cloud or in an on-prem-cloud environment like HCI, each PC with an AKS-IoT VM (one Mariner Linux VM per PC) restricts the RAM, storge, and physical CPU cores to a static allocation assigned at install time. This enables traditional Windows apps to run side-by-side on the same machine as the AKS-IoT VMs.