Ratify container supply chain in Kubernetes 

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Securing the software supply chain and verifying that chain is hard for any software, and containers running in Kubernetes are no exception. Operational best practices like image signing, scanning, provenance verification, and ensuring these operations have been properly completed with signed software bill of materials (SBoMs) are all required, and tons of tools are appearing…Read more

Introducing the Cluster API Provider for Azure (CAPZ) for Kubernetes cluster management 

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Managing Kubernetes clusters is hard. Managing Kubernetes clusters at scale across a variety of infrastructures is—well—even harder. The Kubernetes community project Cluster API (CAPI) enables users to manage fleets of clusters across multiple infrastructure providers. The Cluster API Provider for Azure (CAPZ) is the solution for users who need to manage Kubernetes clusters on Azure…Read more

How to optimize Azure Machine Learning for IoT production usage 

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Introduction Over the last few years IoT devices, machine learning (ML), and artificial intelligence (AI) have become very popular and now a lot of companies are moving forward to use them in production. All cloud providers, including Microsoft Azure, provide services on how to deploy developed ML algorithms to edge devices. The main concern of…Read more

Announcing Akri, an open source project for building a connected edge with Kubernetes 

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Overview One of the hallmarks of “the edge” in computing is the array of sensors, controllers, and microcontroller unit (MCU) class devices that produce data and perform actions. For Kubernetes to be a versatile edge computing solution, a cluster needs to easily find these leaf devices. Most of these devices, however, are too small to…Read more

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Participate in the Java EE cloud migration patterns survey 

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The Java on Microsoft Azure team has been strengthening its commitment and outreach to Java EE users. This effort includes additional technical guidance, tools, scripts, workshops, and more to better support migrations to Virtual Machines, Kubernetes, OpenShift, and managed service (PaaS) offerings. We are working with key industry partners like Oracle, IBM, Red Hat, and…Read more

J4K: an all-star Java and Kubernetes speaker line-up in one conference  

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J4K is a developer-oriented conference focused on open source and hybrid cloud application development of Java and Kubernetes. This is a community event, delivered by stellar Java community leaders, and is dedicated to enriching developers and architects with cloud-focused solutions. Registration is free.  Java has a rich history in enterprise applications and has evolved over the past two…Read more

Calico for Windows goes open source 

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Since Windows worker node support reached general availability in Kubernetes, Microsoft and Tigera have listened closely to feedback from the community. A big contention point of Windows container users in the Kubernetes community is: “One of the most important open source network policy tools in the market is not available for Windows.” This is limiting…Read more

Announcing Dapr integration in Azure API Management Service 

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Dapr integration in the Azure API Management (APIM) service is now available. This new capability enables operations teams to directly expose Dapr microservices as APIs and make those APIs discoverable and easily consumable by developers with proper controls across multiple Dapr deployments—whether in the cloud, on-premises, or on the edge. Since its initial release last…Read more

VS Code Docker extension can now run containers in Azure Container Instances 

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Today we are releasing version 1.4 of our Visual Studio Code Docker extension, which makes it easy to build, manage, and deploy containerized applications from Visual Studio Code (VS Code). In this release, you can now view and troubleshoot containers deployed in Azure Container Instances (ACI) from within VS Code. If you are using, or…Read more

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Announcing Azure Functions extension for Dapr 

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We’re excited to announce a new extension for Azure Functions that lets a function seamlessly interact with Dapr for building cloud-native applications. Azure Functions provides an event-driven programming model and Dapr provides a set of essential cloud-native building blocks. With this new extension, you can now bring both together for serverless and event-driven apps that…Read more

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Announcing Azure Service Operator for Kubernetes 

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Today, we’re announcing Azure Service Operator―an open source project we’ve been working on in collaboration with a handful of customers to expose several Microsoft Azure services as Kubernetes operators. As we’ve seen Kubernetes adoption grow exponentially, we’ve also seen an increasing desire from customers to manage their resources exclusively through the Kubernetes control plane. Kubernetes…Read more

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See you at camp…virtual Cloud Native Camp that is! 

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Join us next Tuesday, June 23, for Camp Cloud Native! Previously known as Cloud Native eParty, the free live virtual event is focused on the cloud native ecosystem, with a focus on education and fun! The 12-hour event will span from 5am PT to 5pm PT. Check out the full schedule here. In addition to…Read more