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Azure updates AKS with new Kubernetes technologies

Kubernetes is the foundation of much modern cloud-native software. Although it’s a mature technology that’s important for Azure and other hyperscale clouds, Kubernetes is definitely not standing still. Regular updates add features, while a growing ecosystem builds tools and technologies that integrate with the underlying platform. It’s not surprising that managed Kubernetes platforms like Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) adopt new technologies more quickly than other cloud services—even with the rapid pace of development that cloud offers.

Recent updates to AKS have improved application security by adding preview support for HTTP and HTTPS proxies, along with bringing the Krustlet project more into the mainstream with WebAssembly System Interface node pools. Both are currently available as opt-in previews, best considered for prototypes and experiments. However, that does mean they’re intended for production with service-level agreement support in the next few months (though probably longer for WebAssembly), and it’s well worth giving them a look to see if they meet your requirements.

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