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Microsoft and Isovalent associate to deliver subsequent technology eBPF dataplane for cloud-native functions in Azure | Azure Weblog and Updates


This put up was co-authored by Narayan Annamalai, Accomplice PM Supervisor, Microsoft Azure.

As cloud-native functions are experiencing astronomical development, clients are continuously 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 may 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 pronounces the strategic partnership with Isovalent to deliver Cilium’s eBPF-powered networking knowledge aircraft and enhanced options for Kubernetes and cloud-native infrastructure.

Azure Kubernetes Providers (AKS) will now be deployed with Cilium open-source knowledge aircraft 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. It will present a one-click deployment resolution to Azure Kubernetes clusters with Isovalent Cilium Enterprise superior options.

Azure CNI powered by Cilium

Not too long ago, 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, in depth community security measures, and wealthy monitoring together with industry-leading sturdy and scalable Azure CNI IP Tackle Administration (IPAM), VNET and Overlay mode, will give probably the most performant and best-in-class container networking platform for our AKS clients.

As a local providing, clients will discover it considerably simpler to leverage Cilium open-source options straight on AKS Cluster creations versus multi-step configuration by way of deliver your personal CNI (BYOCNI) or customized configurations.

Microsoft will deal with first-line help and collaborate with Isovalent on particular help points to their deep data of the expertise. We’re thrilled to be increasing our relationship with Isovalent and persevering with our collaboration with the Cilium open-source group. Collectively, we now have constructed a really perfect 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 by way of Azure Container Market.

With this tight integration, clients who additionally need superior Isovalent Cilium Enterprise capabilities, will probably be supplied one-click deployment and improve for Cilium Enterprise options to a brand new or present AKS cluster with a a lot easier and extra dependable expertise. Cilium Enterprise will probably 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 can even collaborate to incorporate joint testing, compatibility, and versioning checks, together with seamline help to make sure Cilium Enterprise runs greatest on Azure.

Prospects can even get a unified billing expertise, auto-upgrades of Enterprise model updates, utilization, and all the opposite key options supplied by the Azure Market platform. It will remove plenty of administration overhead, which in any other case clients must handle manually.

The preview for this new providing will probably be out there early subsequent yr.

Be taught extra

Discover out extra about this strategic partnership from Thomas Graf, Co-founder, and CTO of Isovalent.

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