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In-cluster CNAB management with Brigade 

Next week is KubeCon North America 2019, but we wanted to give you an early preview of one of the things we’ll be showing. Over the last few years, we’ve been working on tools for the cloud native ecosystem. From Helm and Brigade to Porter and Rudr, each tool we have built is designed to stand on its own. But our vision...

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Helm 3: Simpler and more secure 

Ecosystem complexity increases every time we look around, our dizzying panoply of choices multiplies by the day, and (now, as always) we need a way to find, share, and operate applications reliably, in production, and at scale. What’s a busy Kubernetes user to do? Helm is the well-known and much-used package manager for Kubernetes. If...

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Tutorial: Calico Network Policies with Azure Kubernetes Service 

In May 2019, Network Policies on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) became generally available through the Azure native policy plug-in or through the community project Calico. This user-defined network policy feature enables secure network segmentation within Kubernetes and allows cluster operators to control which pods can communicate with each other and resources outside the cluster. In this...

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Announcing the Open Application Model (OAM), an open standard for developing and operating applications on Kubernetes and other platforms 

Kubernetes has become the leading container orchestration environment. Its success has driven the remarkable growth of Kubernetes services on every public cloud. However, the core resources in Kubernetes like Services and Deployments represent disparate pieces of an overall application. They do not represent the application itself. Likewise, objects like Helm charts represent a potentially deployable...

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Announcing Distributed Application Runtime (Dapr), an open source project to make it easier for every developer to build microservice applications 

It is remarkable to see the transformation over the last few years as more and more developers build scalable, cloud native applications, taking advantage of managed services to deploy and run them. With this transformation, microservice architectures have become the standard for building cloud native applications, and it is predicted that by 2022, 90% of...

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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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DevSecOps in Kubernetes 

Traditional security processes can often become a roadblock when delivering software via DevOps processes at the rate that today’s business world demands. Today, security is not just the responsibility of the security teams—it is a shared responsibility among all the teams in the applications lifecycle. This integration is known as DevSecOps. DevSecOps is not about...

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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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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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