Azure Kubernetes Service QuickStart: 4-Week POC

Nous Infosystems Inc.

Nous' application modernization solution based on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is a solution that enables faster and more reliable Azure Kubernetes deployment.

Nous' AKS QuickStart enables you to deploy Kubernetes clusters on Azure for quick and easy orchestration of containerized applications. Our solution will also enable dynamic auto-scaling with Kubernetes event-driven auto-scaling (KEDA) for easy scalability on demand.

Azure Kubernetes Service helps you get unified management and governance across platforms for on-premises, edge, and multi-cloud scenarios.

Nous’ Azure Kubernetes Service QuickStart is a Proof of Concept/pilot adoption of this solution that will demonstrate the power of Kubernetes in just 4 weeks.

Engagement Plan

Week 1

  • Azure / AKS insight workshop Azure Kubernetes pricing
  • Identifying candidate application(s)
  • Application scanning and dependency analysis
  • Target architecture definition
  • Azure account set up, policies and compliance
  • Migration roadmap and plan
  • Week 2

  • Repository setup
  • Building scripts – docker, orchestration
  • Packaging and container registry
  • Cloud automation provisioning
  • Azure DevOps setup
  • Azure governance and security templates configuration
  • Week 3

  • DevOps CI/CD pipeline with automated tasks
  • Test run, validation, verification
  • Release management workflow
  • Blue-Green deployment strategy
  • Deploy AKS cluster into production with ARM templates
  • Week 4

  • Kubernetes control plane telemetry and log dashboards
  • Declarative resource management – continuous monitoring, alarm setup, incident mgmt. workflows
  • Auto-scaling
  • Production support
  • Deliverables

  • Azure Kubernetes insight workshop
  • Reference architecture and migration approach documentation
  • Azure governance, policies and security blueprints
  • Fully configured Kubernetes cluster in customer Azure account for selected application(s)
  • Azure DevOps CI/CD pipeline with automated tasks
  • Best practice guide to operating and manage AKS environment