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Join us for the first Windows Containers in Kubernetes “Unconference” 

Since Windows containers became a stable feature in Kubernetes earlier this year, we’ve seen exciting growth in use of Windows container technology. The fact that most cloud providers now have managed services supporting Windows containers through the Kubernetes API is a reflection of the demand.  During conversations among the community at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in Barcelona a few months ago, it became apparent that there needs to be more effort...

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Demystifying containers, Docker, and Kubernetes 

Modern application infrastructure is being transformed by containers. The question is: How do you get started? Understanding what problems containers, Docker, and Kubernetes solve is essential if you want to build modern cloud-native apps or if you want to modernize your existing legacy applications. In this post, we’ll go through what they are and how...

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Migrating to HashiCorp Terraform 0.12 on Microsoft Azure 

With the release of Terraform 0.12, we can improve the configuration of our infrastructure resources that are using the Azure Terraform Resource Provider. In this post, we will discuss how we can use Terraform 0.12 to organize, configure, and deploy resources to Azure. What is Terraform 0.12? Terraform is an open source tool that uses...

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Run, operate, and scale modern applications with Redis Enterprise on Microsoft Azure 

Today, we rely on our everyday services to be delivered digitally and expect the experience to be instant. In order for customer-facing applications to respond to users in 100ms, you need a high-performance database capable of handling a variety of application scenarios at the lowest complexity and cost, with uncompromising performance. Redis is the world’s...

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Five steps to add automated performance quality gates to Azure DevOps pipelines 

In our last post, Daniel Semedo and I provided an overview of how to add automated performance quality gates using a performance specification file, as defined in the open source project Keptn Pitometer. In this post, I’ll explain the steps required to add a performance quality gate to your Azure DevOps pipelines for both DevOps “Multi-Stage” and “Classic” pipelines using Keptn Pitometer. Step 1:...

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Kubernetes: What it is and what it isn’t 

I’m a developer and I’ll admit it, I’m learning Kubernetes. I’ve been developing web applications now for more than 20 years; however, the past two years I’ve moved to working with microservices applications. Originally the microservices were web sites on multiple virtual machines. Last year we started moving towards containers to achieve a higher density...

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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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