Join Microsoft at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022 

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Welcome to KubeCon Europe 2022. While I am unfortunately stuck in rainy Seattle (coldest start to May in 20 years), I’m excited that many of our cloud-native Azure folks will be able to experience sunny Valencia. It’s especially exciting for KubeCon to be the first chance for parts of the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) team…Read more

Simple steps to create scalable processes to deploy ML models as microservices 

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This post was co-authored by Alejandro Saucedo, Director of Machine Learning Engineering at Seldon Technologies. About the co-author: Alejandro leads teams of machine learning engineers focused on the scalability and extensibility of machine learning deployment and monitoring products with over five million installations. Alejandro is also the Chief Scientist at the Institute for Ethical AI…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

Empowering cloud-native developers on Kubernetes anywhere 

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Hello KubeCon and welcome to San Diego! It’s fantastic to have the chance to get some warm California sun, as well as the warmth of the broader Kubernetes community. From the very first community meeting, through the first KubeCon and on to today, it’s been truly amazing to have been able to watch and help…Read more

Kubernetes-based event-driven autoscaling (KEDA) 1.0 release 

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Event-driven applications are a key pattern for cloud-native applications. Event-driven is at the core of many growing trends, including serverless compute like Azure Functions. Event-driven means your application responds and reacts to different events – business or system events. For example, a “new subscriber” event may trigger some code to send a welcome email and…Read more

Join us for the first Windows Containers in Kubernetes “Unconference” 

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Since Windows containers became a stable feature in Kubernetes earlier this year, we’ve seen exciting growth in use of Windows container technology. The fact that most cloud providers now have managed services supporting Windows containers through the Kubernetes API is a reflection of the demand.  During conversations among the community at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in Barcelona a few months ago, it became apparent that there needs to be more effort…Read more

Kubernetes: What it is and what it isn’t 

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I’m a developer and I’ll admit it, I’m learning Kubernetes. I’ve been developing web applications now for more than 20 years; however, the past two years I’ve moved to working with microservices applications. Originally the microservices were web sites on multiple virtual machines. Last year we started moving towards containers to achieve a higher density…Read more

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Helm 3: simpler to use, more secure to operate 

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Helm is the best way to find, share, and use software built for Kubernetes, and the eagerly anticipated Helm 3 alpha is now available for testing. Try it out, give feedback, and help the Helm community get it ready for you to depend upon. Why Helm? Many teams already rely on Helm 2 to deploy…Read more

Extending Kubernetes in the open 

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Greetings and welcome to KubeCon EU in Barcelona! As always, it is wonderful to see the community come together to celebrate how Kubernetes has made cloud-native ubiquitous and changed the way that we build and manage our software. These conferences are fantastic because they represent an opportunity to meet with our users and learn about…Read more

Announcing KEDA: bringing event-driven containers and functions to Kubernetes 

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Event-driven architectures are a natural evolution of microservices, enabling a flexible and decoupled design, and are increasingly being adopted by enterprise customers. Fully managed serverless offerings like Azure Functions are event–driven by design, but we have been hearing from customers about gaps in these capabilities for solutions based on Kubernetes. Scaling in Kubernetes is reactive, based on the CPU and memory consumption of a container. In contrast, services like Azure Functions are acutely…Read more

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What is a service mesh anyways? 

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The service mesh may sound complex, but at its heart, it’s a very simple idea: a set of network proxies that transparently run alongside microservices, implementing reliability, observability, and security features by measuring and manipulating inter-service (“east-west”) traffic. Led by open source projects such as Linkerd, the service mesh model is increasingly popular because it…Read more