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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13 things to look for at SpringOne Platform 

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It is going to be a crazy week for sure! On September 24th, Microsoft will be present at SpringOne Platform in Washington D.C. to share the latest and greatest news about Java and Spring cloud-native development with Microsoft tools and Azure services. And while that’s happening, Microsoft Ignite, will be at full blast with its Read more

Join Pivotal and Microsoft for the European JUG Tour 

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In October, as a continuation of our upcoming Microsofhttps://brujug.be/t Ignite and Pivotal SpringOne Platform events, I’ll be hitting the road with four outstanding Pivotal developer advocates/engineers, bringing the latest and greatest about Spring and Azure to Java User Groups (JUG) throughout Europe. From October 8th to 19th, we will be joining Java User Groups to demonstrate how Read more

Updates on DevOps and CI/CD support for Jenkins 

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With DevOps World | Jenkins World around the corner (September 16-19 in San Francisco) and the recent announcement of Azure DevOps, this seems like a good time to provide an update on the options for working with Jenkins on Microsoft Azure. Side note: if you’re at DevOps World | Jenkins World, come visit us at our Read more

How to automate your release notes 

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Two facts are generally true for software releases.  One, as users, we wish software releases came with better release notes, and two, we hate creating release notes when it’s our turn to ship software updates. Creating release notes requires someone to go back in time to the last release, gathering the relevant information, and compiling Read more

Securing Kubernetes workloads in hybrid settings with Aporeto 

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Centralized visibility and security for applications distributed on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and private clouds Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) makes it simple to deploy a managed Kubernetes cluster in Azure.  AKS reduces the complexity and operational overhead of managing Kubernetes by offloading much of that responsibility to Azure and handling critical tasks like health monitoring Read more

DevOps trends and tips from our resident pros 

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TechBeacon recently released the DevOps Top 100 list, recognizing members the DevOps community, who are exceptional writers, speakers, and thought leaders in the space. We caught up with a few of the Microsoft pros on the list to get their quick insights on topics ranging from their favorite DevOps technologies to what they can’t live Read more

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Tutorial: Using Azure REST API in Ansible to automate Azure resources 

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Ansible 2.6 was released with more capabilities to provision and manage Azure resources. It includes four new modules for Azure Kubernetes Service and Azure Resource, and many enhancements to existing Ansible modules for Azure (e.g., Virtual Machine, Networking interface). Here I’ll introduce two new modules azure_rm_resource and azure_rm_resource_facts which allow you to directly call the Read more