How to migrate and modernize Linux workloads and open source databases to Azure 

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With extensive support for all major Linux distributions including Red Hat, SUSE, Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, and managed platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings for open source databases like Azure Database for MySQL, Azure Database for PostgreSQL, and Azure Database for MariaDB—it’s no surprise that Linux is the fastest growing platform on Azure. Furthermore, Azure Migrate makes the discovery,…Read more

Empowering you to achieve more with open source on Azure 

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At Microsoft, we are taking cloud architecture to the next level and our open cloud reduces the friction for developers to get applications up and running. We give autonomy and control to the developers to flexibly choose their infrastructure and give them options to build, migrate, and deploy across multiple environments on-premises, in the cloud,…Read more

Unboxing new Microsoft Azure solutions at SpringOne Platform 2019 

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Spring and Java are first-class citizens on Microsoft Azure and our engineering teams have been working really hard for the past few years to make the developer experience for building and running Spring applications on Azure delightful and productive. To present to you this team’s great work, Microsoft is again coming to SpringOne Platform this…Read more

Demystifying containers, Docker, and Kubernetes 

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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…Read more

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Introducing CNAB: a cloud-agnostic format for packaging and running distributed applications 

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“The day of the distributed app is near.” That is the mantra we’ve been repeating for years. But with robust cloud offerings, the microservice pattern, orchestration platforms like Kubernetes, and the REST-ification of everything, we’re already there. It is the day of the distributed application. Almost. We’ve gotten the “distributed” thing down, but in doing…Read more

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Announcing the Service Fabric provider for Bosh 

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Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that helps you build, deploy and manage microservices in any public cloud or on-premises. The platform powers mission critical services within Microsoft and external workloads running both Windows and Linux. To enable the provisioning of Ubuntu clusters in any environment, today we are announcing the Service Fabric provider…Read more

Attention: MySQL & PostgreSQL Azure Terraform resource users 

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We want to give a heads-up to Azure customers who are using Terraform to provision and manage MySQL and/or PostgreSQL. As planned, the Azure data team will deprecate their ‘2017-04-30-preview’ API for both MySQL and PostgreSQL on December 1, 2018. I know that you are asking yourself, “As a Terraform user, why do I care?”…Read more

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Tutorial: Terraforming your JAMstack on Azure with Gatsby, Azure Pipelines, and Git 

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This article will show how to build a blog (or any other static content) using a very popular JAMstack (GatsbyJS, GraphQL, Markdown) and host it on static website hosting for Azure Storage, which provides a cost effective and scalable solution for hosting static content and JavaScript code. We will demonstrate how to optimize the website…Read more

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Microsoft and HashiCorp collaborate to build a better Terraform provider 

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For those who might be wondering what HashiCorp Terraform is, Terraform is a tool which enables workflows for operators to provision and manage Azure infrastructure using “Infrastructure as Code.” For a good overview, check out this introduction to Terraform. Wait, Infrastructure as Code… isn’t that what Azure Resource Management (ARM) templates are used for? Yes, ARM templates and Terraform…Read more

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Connect with the Azure team at AnsibleFest 

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I am super excited to attend my first AnsibleFest, where the Azure team team will deliver new demos and sessions about Ansible integration with Azure and Visual Studio Code (VS Code). Read on for more details about the sessions, upcoming releases, and how to connect with the Azure team at the event. Ansible modules for Azure…Read more

Tutorial: Automate infrastructure and deployment on Azure using Jenkins and Ansible 

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Both Ansible and Jenkins are powerful open source automation tools. Using Ansible, you can provision virtual machines, containers, network and complete cloud infrastructures on Azure. In addition, Ansible allows you to automate the deployment and configuration of resources in your environment. Jenkins provides hundreds of plugins to support building, deploying and automating any project, including…Read more

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