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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Join us for Pre-KubeCon Community Workshops 

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Headed into Seattle early for KubeCon North America? Join your open source friends for community workshops at the Seattle Microsoft Reactor on Monday, December 10th. We have an agenda packed with free hands-on learning with our open source Kubernetes tools, including  Virtual Kubelet, Draft, Brigade, Helm, and more. We’ll also introduce you to a new…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

Celebrating OSCON’s 20th anniversary 

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We’re in Portland this week for OSCON’s return to the City of Roses (or Beervana, depending on who you ask) to celebrate the ground-breaking event’s 20th birthday. Some of Microsoft’s 3,000 open source contributors from across the company will be there showcasing some of their favorite open source technologies and community projects throughout many breakout…Read more

How to process streams of data with Apache Kafka and Spark 

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Data is produced every second, it comes from millions of sources and is constantly growing. Have you ever thought how much data you personally are generating every day? Data: direct result of our actions There’s data generated as a direct result of our actions and activities: Browsing twitter Using mobile apps Performing financial transactions Using…Read more

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Q&A with Kubernetes co-founder Brendan Burns 

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Today, we announced that Azure Kubernetes Service, which simplifies the deployment, management, and operations of Kubernetes, is now generally available in five new regions. I sat down with Brendan Burns, co-founder of Kubernetes, to get a behind-the-scenes look at the service, as well as what’s new and what’s next with the Kubernetes community. Q: Where…Read more

Tutorial: Immutable infrastructure for Azure, using VSTS, Terraform, Packer and Ansible 

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This is part 2 of a 2-part series on CI/CD for “infrastructure as code” on Azure. In part 1, we covered a basic pipeline building application and provisioning infrastructure codified as Terraform templates and Ansible playbooks. While it demonstrated how infrastructure is treated as a code – stored, versioned, and audited – there is still…Read more

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Tutorial: CI/CD for Azure using Terraform, Ansible and VSTS 

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This is part 1 of a 2-part series demonstrating how to continuously build and deploy Azure infrastructure for the applications running on Azure. The first article will show how open source tools, such as Terraform and Ansible, can be leveraged to implement Infrastructure as Code. The second article in the series will enhance the infrastructure…Read more

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