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Tutorial: Automate infrastructure and deployment on Azure using Jenkins and Ansible

Both Ansible and Jenkins are powerful open source automation tools. Using Ansible, you can provision virtual machines, containers, network and complete cloud infrastructures on Azure. In addition, Ansible allows you to automate the deployment and configuration of resources in your environment. Jenkins provides hundreds of plugins to support building, deploying and automating any project, including...

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Tutorial: Using Azure REST API in Ansible to automate Azure resources

Ansible 2.6 was released with more capabilities to provision and manage Azure resources. It includes four new modules for Azure Kubernetes Service and Azure Resource, and many enhancements to existing Ansible modules for Azure (e.g., Virtual Machine, Networking interface). Here I’ll introduce two new modules azure_rm_resource and azure_rm_resource_facts which allow you to directly call the...

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

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...

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

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...

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How to create a custom VSTS agent on Azure ACI with Terraform

Open source tools, like Terraform and Ansible, can be leveraged to implement “infrastructure as code,” making it easier to continuously build and deploy cloud infrastructure across your applications. Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) provides automated pipelines to build, test, and deploy your code to any platform. It uses agents to perform build and release tasks....

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Automate more Azure resources with Ansible 2.5 and Galaxy

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...

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Free Webinar – Build your hybrid cloud with Red Hat and Microsoft

Join Harold Wong (Technical Evangelist, Global ISV Developer Experience, Microsoft) and Scott Simmons (Technical Product Marketing Manager, Certified Cloud and Service Provider Program, Red Hat) on 7 February 2017 (12:30 pm AEDT / 9:30 am SGT / 8:30 am WIB) for a live webinar on how to build your hybrid cloud with Red Hat and...

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Alter Way delivers innovative, open source-based solutions

At last week’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), partners got a first-hand look at how Microsoft’s mobile-first, cloud-first vision translates into partner opportunities, including our ability to support a combination of open source and Microsoft technologies. We were particularly fortunate to share our Microsoft + Open Source booth with Alter Way, the winner of the first...

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