New hands-on labs: Create containerized apps with Kubernetes in Azure 

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We are excited to offer new hands-on labs based on the book Designing Distributed Systems, by Kubernetes project cofounder, Brendan Burns. The labs in this GitHub repository will help you build practical experience with the reusable patterns and components covered in the book. Follow step-by-step examples to create containerized and distributed apps in Kubernetes and Kubeless, using Azure Container Services (AKS) and other…Read more

Deploying and using HashiCorp Terraform Enterprise on Azure 

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Many Azure customers have adopted HashiCorp Terraform as their infrastructure provisioning tool of choice. We are working closely in partnership with HashiCorp, the company behind Terraform, to ensure that support for Terraform in Azure is first-class, and momentum we are seeing indicates that we are indeed headed in that direction. As individual usage of Terraform…Read more

How to deploy a production-ready Node.js HA Stack on Azure 

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In our effort to bring the benefits of pre-packaged software to enterprise workloads in the cloud, Bitnami has recently started shipping a new generation of apps and infrastructure stacks in the Azure Marketplace that are designed for production use. One such stack is our brand-new Node.js High Availability (HA) Cluster, which you can deploy on…Read more

Automate more Azure resources with Ansible 2.5 and Galaxy 

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Recently, Microsoft announced several key improvements to the developer experience when using Ansible on Azure, including Ansible in Azure Cloud Shell and Ansible extension in Visual Studio Code. Today, I’d to share with you new Azure content that is available in Ansible 2.5. In total, 13 new Azure modules are now included in the 2.5…Read more

How startup Beco built its IoT cloud on Azure 

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Beco, a Boston-based startup, is changing the way commercial real estate is managed, all while making the experience of living and working in a commercially managed property a lot more convenient and fun. And they are doing it with the help of Microsoft Azure and Portworx, the cloud native storage layer designed for containerized workloads….Read more

Applying compliance frameworks with Chef InSpec on Azure Government 

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2-minute read + video In government, compliance and security are critical components of our job function. The current state of compliance frameworks are bulky and unwieldy for those inexperienced with OpenSCAP/XML. The Microsoft Azure Government cloud and Chef InSpec are designed to provide a common language for security, compliance, and automation teams to converge around….Read more

OpenAI masters scale with Kubernetes on Azure 

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OpenAI’s mission is to build safe artificial general intelligence (AGI) and ensure AGI’s benefits are as widely and evenly distributed as possible. As a non-profit AI research company, they focus on long-term research, working on problems that require fundamental advances in AI capabilities. OpenAI runs Kubernetes for their deep learning research because Kubernetes can provide…Read more

Node.js dev? Learn how to host your apps on Azure 

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On Wednesday, October 18 at 10am (PST), John Papa, Principal Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft, will be presenting a live webinar on deploying packaging and deploying Node.js apps and services to Azure App Service on Linux, manually and through a CI/CD system. Register now – it’s free. Every developer knows that moment when your app is…Read more