This submit was co-authored by Narayan Annamalai, Associate PM Supervisor, Microsoft Azure.
As cloud-native functions are experiencing astronomical progress, prospects are continually demanding to scale their Kubernetes and containerized deployments with wealthy function units for community safety and observability and with out degrading their community efficiency. With the above in thoughts, we’re enthusiastic about this partnership to reinforce our platform to deliver the ability of eBPF natively in Microsoft Azure that can effectively meet networking capabilities like container community safety, cluster service routing, and community observability at a big scale whereas sustaining mission-critical uptime and reliability.
Microsoft and Isovalent deliver new options with eBPF to Azure Kubernetes Providers
Microsoft broadcasts the strategic partnership with Isovalent to deliver Cilium’s eBPF-powered networking information airplane and enhanced options for Kubernetes and cloud-native infrastructure.
Azure Kubernetes Providers (AKS) will now be deployed with Cilium open-source information airplane and natively built-in with Azure Container Networking Interface (CNI).
Microsoft and Isovalent will allow Isovalent Cilium Enterprise as a Kubernetes container App providing onto Azure Container Market. This can present a one-click deployment answer to Azure Kubernetes clusters with Isovalent Cilium Enterprise superior options.
Azure CNI powered by Cilium
Just lately, Microsoft introduced the preview of Azure CNI powered by Cilium for Azure Kubernetes Providers.
Cilium’s experience in eBPF-enriched options like environment friendly load-balancing, intensive community security measures, and wealthy monitoring together with industry-leading strong and scalable Azure CNI IP Deal with Administration (IPAM), VNET and Overlay mode, will give probably the most performant and best-in-class container networking platform for our AKS prospects.
As a local providing, prospects will discover it considerably simpler to leverage Cilium open-source options instantly on AKS Cluster creations versus multi-step configuration through deliver your individual CNI (BYOCNI) or customized configurations.
Microsoft will deal with first-line assist and collaborate with Isovalent on particular assist points to their deep data of the know-how. We’re thrilled to be increasing our relationship with Isovalent and persevering with our collaboration with the Cilium open-source neighborhood. Collectively, now we have constructed an excellent platform for present advantages and future improvements.
Isovalent Cilium Enterprise in Azure Container Market
Microsoft and Isovalent are actively collaborating to deliver the Isovalent Cilium Enterprise providing onto Azure Kubernetes Providers through Azure Container Market.
With this tight integration, prospects who additionally need superior Isovalent Cilium Enterprise capabilities, will likely be provided one-click deployment and improve for Cilium Enterprise options to a brand new or current AKS cluster with a a lot easier and extra dependable expertise. Cilium Enterprise will likely be constructed with native integration with Azure networking platform to supply superior options and capabilities with best-in-class efficiency and scale. Microsoft and Isovalent will even collaborate to incorporate joint testing, compatibility, and versioning checks, together with seamline assist to make sure Cilium Enterprise runs greatest on Azure.
Clients will even get a unified billing expertise, auto-upgrades of Enterprise model updates, utilization, and all the opposite key options provided by the Azure Market platform. This can get rid of numerous administration overhead, which in any other case prospects must handle manually.
The preview for this new providing will likely be out there early subsequent yr.
Discover out extra about this strategic partnership from Thomas Graf, Co-founder, and CTO of Isovalent.
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