At its Build developer conference today, Microsoft announced a number of new Azure services (in preview) that companies can now use their concept to run on virtually any CNCF-compliant Kubernetes cluster Azure Arc Multi-cloud service.
Azure Arc, similar to tools like Anthos from Google or AWS EKS everywhereoffers companies a single tool to manage their container clusters across clouds and local data centers. Since its launch in late 2019, Arc has enabled some of the core Azure services to run directly on these clusters. However, the early focus was on a small number of data services, and the team later added some machine learning tools to Arc as well. With today’s update, the company significantly expands that set of Azure containerized services that work with Arc.
These new services include Azure App Service to create and manage web apps and APIs, Azure functions for event-driven programming, Azure Logic Apps to create automated workflows, Azure event grid for event forwarding and Azure API management for … you guessed it … managing internal and external APIs.
“The app services are now Azure Arc-enabled. This means that customers can deploy web apps, functions, API gateways, logic apps and event grid services on prepared Kubernetes clusters,” said Microsoft in its annual ” Book of News “Year of construction. âThis takes advantage of features like provisioning slots for A / B tests, triggers for storage queues, and out-of-box connectors from the app services, regardless of the location. With these portable, turnkey services, customers can save time building apps and then manage them consistently using Azure Arc in hybrid and multicloud environments. “