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Bringing container magic to cloud-native applications 

Last year at Microsoft Connect and DockerCon we announced the Cloud Native Application Bundle (CNAB) specification in partnership with Docker, HashiCorp, and Bitnami. Since then the CNAB community has grown to include Pivotal, Intel, Datadog, and others, and we are all extremely pleased to announce that the CNAB core 1.0 specification has reached Final Draft...

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Announcing OpenTelemetry: the merger of OpenCensus and OpenTracing 

I’m excited to announce that OpenTelemetry is now a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) sandbox project. You can read more about OpenTelemetry’s origins in A Brief History of OpenTelemetry (So Far) on the CNCF blog. OpenTelemetry is created as a merger of the OpenCensus and OpenTracing projects. This project aspires to make robust, portable telemetry...

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ONNX Runtime: a one-stop shop for machine learning inferencing 

Organizations that want to leverage AI at scale must overcome a number of challenges around model training and model inferencing. Today, there are a plethora of tools and frameworks that accelerate model training but inferencing remains a tough nut due to the variety of environments that models need to run in. For example, the same...

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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 what’s new for Azure with Ansible 2.8. Enhanced support for Azure Virtual Machine...

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88 years of free open source builds in 8 months with Azure Pipelines 

Back in September 2018 we announced our Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery service, Azure Pipelines. Since that time it has seen phenomenal growth and adoption. Azure Pipelines is one of the services that form a comprehensive suite of collaboration services for development teams as part of Azure DevOps, the next version of Visual Studio Team...

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What’s new in the latest release: Terraform Azure provider v1.24.0 and v1.25.0 

There have already been two Terraform Azure provider releases in April and this blog post highlights the new and updated resources in these releases. Before talking about all of the great new functionality, I would like to start by thanking all of the external contributors to the AzureRM provider for these releases. Our support would...

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Brigade tutorial: Instant scaling on demand with serverless Kubernetes 

Microservices built on Kubernetes are fast becoming one of the core scenarios where computing is done, and Kubernetes development and operations skills are therefore becoming a larger part of any cloud-native toolset. This article shows how to use Brigade, along with other tools from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), to build a Kubernetes-native application...

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