Microsoft Azure and AKS

Get Kubernetes security, observability, and networking on AKS, and for self-managed Kubernetes on Microsoft Azure VMs


Deploy and manage a consistent set of networking and security policies across both Windows and Linux servers hosting Kubernetes clusters on the Microsoft Azure cloud and AKS. Calico Cloud gives teams a single pane of glass across multi-cluster and hybrid clouds to deploy a standard set of egress access controls, enforce consistent security policies for compliance, and easily observe and troubleshoot applications.


With Microsoft and Tigera you can address most common use cases for Kubernetes networking, security, and observability in Microsoft Azure and AKS for both Windows and Linux environments:

  • Windows Container Support: Standardize on a common set of networking and security policies with Calico for both windows and linux container platforms. You can deploy Windows and Linux on the same cloud infrastructure to reduce costs, save time troubleshooting networking and security issues.
  • Manage egress access: Securely control egress access to external resources with the following:
    • DNS policy
    • Egress Access Gateway
  • Enterprise Security and Compliance: Get data-in-transit encryption with industry-leading performance, as well as compliance reporting for security policies and controls. Leverage an incredibly rich intrusion detection feature set that includes threat feeds to identify known bad actors like bots, custom alerts for known attacks, anomaly detection, and honeypods.
  • Observe and Troubleshoot: Detect, identify and resolve the performance hotspots, anomalies, and connectivity issues between microservices running on Microsoft Azure and AKS clusters.

How It Works


Calico provides a common networking and security policy model, using Kubernetes constructs like labels and selectors to control and restrict access to specific namespaces, microservices, and pods in both Linux and Windows environments.

Get Started

Getting started with Calico and AKS is easy. Everything you need to get Calico installed and configured in your Microsoft Azure AKS cluster is available here:

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