In this Azure article, we will discuss the Azure web app for containers vs AKS vs container instances. What are the exact differences between the Azure web app for containers and AKS and container instances?
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Azure web app for containers vs AKS
To Play with containers, Azure provides multiple options like Azure web app for containers, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Azure Container Instance, etc. Now here, we will try to compare based on a few parameters like Price, Features, scalability, tools provided, etc.
Now, based on your requirement, you need to decide, which one, you would like to go with.
Azure web app for containers vs container instances
In terms of Price
For Web app for containers, you need to pay only for the App plan you have. You can check out the complete pricing structure now.
Whereas, For AKS, you will just have to pay only for the virtual machine instances, networking resources, and storage you are using. You can check out the complete pricing now.
In the case of the Azure Container instance, you need to pay only for the container group duration. You can check out the complete pricing now.
In terms of Provided Features
Web App Service for containers provides you with different features like a few DNS names, public IP, SSL encryption, etc. Moreover, these features are quite easy to configure.
Whereas AKS also provides you with different features like SSL encryption, DNS, Public IP, etc.
Azure Container Instance provides you with public Ip and dns but one thing to note down here is, you won’t get SSL encryption here.
In terms of tools Provided
Web App Service for containers provides you with different tools like Kudu that help you to analyze your solution and along with this it also provides a few alerts.
Same way, AKS also provides you tools like Kudu that help you to connect to your application, It also provides you control over your Virtual machines.
Whereas Azure Container Instance provides a few numbers of alert diagrams and container logs.
In terms of scalability
As we know application scalability is very much important. Web app service for containers is scalable with a specific App plan. That you must select properly.
Whereas AKS is scalable by default with design.
Azure Container Instance provides a container group of instances. The container in the container group shares local networks, lifecycle, storage volumes, etc.
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