AKS Quickstart: 4 Week Proof Of Concept

Nous Infosystems Inc.

Nous’ application modernization solution based on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is a Microsoft designated “Co-sell prioritized” solution.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) makes deploying and managing containerized applications quick, easy, and scalable with dynamic auto-scaling. Nous’ AKS 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
  • Identify candidate application(s)
  • Application scanning and dependency analysis
  • Target architecture definition
  • Azure account set up, policies and compliance
  • Migration roadmap and plan
  • Week 2

  • Setup repository
  • Build scripts – docker, orchestration
  • Packaging and container registry
  • Cloud automation provisioning
  • Azure DevOps setup
  • Configure Azure governance and security templates
  • 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
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