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Hello Service Mesh Interface (SMI): A specification for service mesh interoperability 

Today we are excited to launch Service Mesh Interface (SMI) which defines a set of common, portable APIs that provide developers with interoperability across different service mesh technologies including Istio, Linkerd, and Consul Connect. SMI is an open project started in partnership with Microsoft, Linkerd, HashiCorp, Solo.io, Kinvolk, and Weaveworks; with support from Aspen Mesh,...

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Helm 3: simpler to use, more secure to operate 

Helm is the best way to find, share, and use software built for Kubernetes, and the eagerly anticipated Helm 3 alpha is now available for testing. Try it out, give feedback, and help the Helm community get it ready for you to depend upon. Why Helm? Many teams already rely on Helm 2 to deploy...

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Extending Kubernetes in the open 

Greetings and welcome to KubeCon EU in Barcelona! As always, it is wonderful to see the community come together to celebrate how Kubernetes has made cloud-native ubiquitous and changed the way that we build and manage our software. These conferences are fantastic because they represent an opportunity to meet with our users and learn about...

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Ansible 2.8: What’s new for Azure 

With the release of Ansible 2.8, Microsoft continues its commitment to ensure Azure provides a great experience for Ansible users. We have our biggest release to-date with new modules supporting a wide range of Azure services. Read below for more details about whats new for Azure with Ansible 2.8. Enhanced support for Azure Virtual Machine...

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Updates on Red Hat and Microsoft Azure joint innovation 

Today at the Red Hat Summit, Microsoft announced a wide array of new services, including availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 images, SQL Server 2017 on RHEL 8, and the general availability of Ansible 2.8 and Certified Ansible Modules on Azure alongside the Azure Red Hat OpenShift GA. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8...

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Announcing the public preview of Azure Image Builder 

Today were announcing the public preview of Azure Image Builder, a service that makes building Windows and Linux virtual machine (VM) images easy in Azure. It helps you build custom VM images with three main purposes in mind: fulfilling security needs, meeting corporate and regulatory compliance rules, and preconfiguring VMs with apps for faster deployment....

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Pre-KubeCon EU workshops on Kubernetes dev tooling 

The Upstream Azure Container Compute Team is headed to Barcelona in a few weeks for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU 2019! Join us the day before the conference starts for FREE open source dev tooling workshops at the Hotel Porta Fira (right by the conference venue) on Monday, May 20th. Get hands-on learning on our open...

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Announcing KEDA: bringing event-driven containers and functions to Kubernetes 

Event-driven architectures areanatural evolution of microservices, enabling a flexible and decoupleddesign, andare increasingly being adopted byenterprise customers. Fully managed serverless offerings like Azure Functions are event–driven bydesign, butwe have been hearing from customers about gapsinthesecapabilitiesforsolutionsbased onKubernetes.Scalingin Kubernetesis reactive,based on the CPU and memory consumption of a container. In contrast, services like Azure Functions are acutely...

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Trill 102: Temporal Joins 

This post is the second in a sequence intended to introduce developers to the Trill streaming query engine, its programming model, and its capabilities. We introduced in the previous post the concept of snapshot semantics for temporal query processing. Here, we go deeper into the mechanics of snapshot semantics by showing its impact on one...

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Adding automated performance quality gates using Keptn Pitometer 

This blog dives into monitoring-as-code and adding automated performance quality gates into your software delivery pipelines. Well walk through examples using a web microservice app and an Azure function app that we developed as open source services that help you qualify the overall performance and quality of applications. Both services utilize the Keptn Pitometer open...

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