Using Azure Container Instances for Ad Hoc Application Hosting

Let's assume your application is containerized. You are looking for hosting options and see that in Microsoft Azure you can use a managed Kubernetes cluster, an App Service plan, or a virtual machine (VM). All these options will serve your needs; still, they may be too complicated for your case. What if you need a simple service that would take your container, run it, and charge you only for the time it was used? Fortunately, we have Azure Container Instances – a simple solution for hosting and running containers only if you need them.

In this chapter, you will learn about the following:

  • Provisioning and configuring a service
  • Container groups as the main unit of work
  • Security ...

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