Will support for DPDK enabled AKS nodepools be available?

Karl Vietmeier 1 Reputation point

I work with customers that use applications that are highly latency sensitive and characterized by highly random, very tiny packets - think 4/5G packet core, OSS, UPF, and high frequency trading.

2 things severely limit our ability to deploy these in native Azure services - AKS.

  1. Lack of a "Network Optimized" instance that decouples NW BW from vCPUs (both AWS and GCP offer these types of SKUs today).
  2. Inability to enable DPDK on AKS nodepools.

We have Proximity Placement Groups and SRIOV, now we just need more BW/node w/fewer vCPU and DPDK.

I know I can use a customer managed cluster but my customers want to use AKS in Azure and at the edge.


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