Cloud Anywhere: Azure for Hybrid and Multicloud Environments

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Cloud anywhere: Azure for hybrid and multicloud environments 21 Containers have seen wide enterprise adoption and have become the standard for deploying business applications. Many new applications are written as microservices built on Kubernetes clusters. Even existing software is being modernized by rebuilding it as containers. But how can you manage these clusters and applications at scale without slowing down the innovation and developers in your company? To illustrate this further let's introduce a hypothetical use case. 02. At-scale Kubernetes application management Example A retailer with hundreds of stores would like to move all in-store applications to containers running on Kubernetes clusters. The IT team is faced with the challenge of how to uniformly deploy, configure, and manage their containerized applications across multiple locations. The retailer needs to bootstrap a new store to fully run with a specific set of applications, while enforcing the necessary configuration and deployment practices. In addition, IT needs to be able to apply and monitor the state of applications and configuration in all stores, as well as their state of compliance. Solution Using Azure Arc, companies can deploy a new application to multiple locations easily, using a single policy to lock down network ports and other policies to handle common misconfiguration. As a service hosted on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) handles critical tasks like health monitoring and maintenance, mounting storage volumes, and tasking GPU- enabled nodes for parallel processing. In addition, the application policies can be linked to specific GitHub repositories so that commits to the main branch of the application will deploy the software with all the correct policies in place. Using such continuous deployment technology, companies can easily

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