New "Designing Distributed Systems" O'Reilly e-book, available for free download 

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Without established design patterns to guide them, developers have had to build distributed systems from scratch, and most of these systems are very unique. Today, the increasing use of containers has paved the way for core distributed system patterns and reusable containerized components. Application containers have grown significantly in popularity over the last few years,…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

Announcing Mesosphere DC/OS Enterprise in the Azure Marketplace 

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7-minute read Post by Mesosphere’s Phil Simpson and Microsoft’s Rob Bagby We are happy to announce the availability of Mesosphere DC/OS Enterprise in the Azure Marketplace. DC/OS Enterprise on Azure allows organizations to eliminate the lag time of procuring new hardware and related equipment while simultaneously accelerating hybrid initiatives and reducing the waste incurred as…Read more

Top themes from KubeCon 2017 

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4-minute read time Last week, the Kubernetes community came together at KubeCon, with the goal of making it easier than ever to use containers to modernize existing applications and manage new applications to drive digital transformation. Here are some of the top themes from the event: Kubernetes growth is stellar. The conference has grown +2x…Read more

Connect with the Azure team at KubeCon (or watch the live stream!) 

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We’re in Austin this week for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, where all the CNCF projects will gather under one roof. Conference co-chairs, Microsoft’s Michelle Noorali and Google’s Kelsey Hightower, have put together a compelling program of emerging trends in microservices architectures and orchestration, container operations, distributed logging for containers, serverless, and more. Drop by the Azure booth to learn more…Read more

Join us for a Kubernetes on Azure AMA 

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Brendan Burns and Gabe Monroy from the Microsoft Azure Container team here, announcing that we’ll be hosting a Reddit AMA on AKS, Microsoft’s new Kubernetes Service this Friday, November 17 at 9 am PT on /r/Azure. We’d like to invite you to join us and give you all the details about the AMA. Why are…Read more

Introducing Brigade: event-driven scripting for Kubernetes 

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The team that brought you Helm and Draft is announcing its newest open source Kubernetes-native tool, designed to help dev and ops get their work done quickly. It’s called Brigade and with it you can build any ordered workflow of containers in Kubernetes and trigger the workflow by listening for arbitrary events. Kubernetes is a…Read more

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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