Achieve workload compliance and scale-to-zero with new Kubernetes open source projects 

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Over the past year or so the Azure upstream open source team has been investing heavily in making serverless Kubernetes a reality. We firmly believe that the Kubernetes operational model can be simplified by removing the burden of managing VMs and by making containers first class compute runtimes on the cloud. From the beginning of Read more

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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

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

Connect with Microsoft at Red Hat Summit (or via the Live Stream!) 

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We’re headed to San Francisco soon for the Red Hat Summit, where we’re proud to again sponsor and participate in a forum that brings together communities who are passionate about open source in the enterprise. We announced our partnership with Red Hat in 2015, when we started making Red Hat solutions available natively to Microsoft Read more

Countdown to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU 2018 

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The Azure Container Services team is headed to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2018 next week in Copenhagen, Denmark. We’re honored to be Diamond sponsors this year, with a goal to help improve the ease of container-native app development.   Be sure to catch us at the Azure booth (located right outside the entrance to Hall C). Read more

5 reasons you should be doing container native development 

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Docker and Kubernetes are no longer the bleeding edge of technology; they’re the clear platform choice of today and tomorrow. Frequently, though, we developers are writing our applications the way we always have. We do all the coding on our host system (as we‘ve always done), and then we look at containers as a deployment Read more

Meet Microsoft at Cloud Foundry Summit! 

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Cloud Foundry Summit is starting tomorrow in Boston, and we’re proud to announce that Microsoft will be a gold sponsor. Microsoft teams from Azure and Azure Stack will be present, to talk about our offerings for Cloud Foundry and Pivotal Cloud Foundry, on our public and private cloud, including some things we’ve been working on Read more

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