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Ansible 2.8: What’s new for Azure 

With the release of Ansible 2.8, Microsoft continues its commitment to ensure Azure provides a great experience for Ansible users. We have our biggest release to-date with new modules supporting a wide range of Azure services. Read below for more details about what’s new for Azure with Ansible 2.8. Enhanced support for Azure Virtual Machine...

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Introducing pg_auto_failover: Open source extension for automated failover and high-availability in PostgreSQL 

When you’re building a new app, there is a lot you need to focus on. Behind the scenes, there is data stored somewhere, often in a Postgres database. Data is essential, and it needs to be accessible and available. Most of us don’t want to become a database expert early on, and instead focus on...

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

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...

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Adding automated performance quality gates using Keptn Pitometer 

This blog dives into monitoring-as-code and adding automated performance quality gates into your software delivery pipelines. We’ll walk through examples using a web microservice app and an Azure function app that we developed as open source services that help you qualify the overall performance and quality of applications. Both services utilize the Keptn Pitometer open...

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What’s new in the latest release: Terraform Azure provider v1.24.0 and v1.25.0 

There have already been two Terraform Azure provider releases in April and this blog post highlights the new and updated resources in these releases. Before talking about all of the great new functionality, I would like to start by thanking all of the external contributors to the AzureRM provider for these releases. Our support would...

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What’s new in the latest release: Terraform Azure provider v1.23.0 

There is a new release of the AzureRM provider fresh off of the presses. Version 1.23 has lots of new resources and data sources. If you want to get into the nitty-gritty details of the release, check out the Change Log for the provider within the GitHub repo. If you are looking for what’s coming...

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What I learned in a year of Postgres – with Azure Database for PostgreSQL 

It’s our birthday! Azure Database for PostgreSQL became generally available exactly a year ago. From public preview to today, we’ve gone from mostly getting the “Postgres + Microsoft???” question to it not being as much of a surprise anymore. There’s an exciting road ahead, but an anniversary is a great time to look back and...

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Improved discovery experience for Microsoft containers on Docker Hub 

Continuing with our approach to delivering a consistent and trustworthy acquisition experience for Microsoft container images, we are pleased to announce updates for the Microsoft Container Registry (MCR). In partnership with Docker, Microsoft has sought to improve the developer experience and servicing of container images while maintaining the current discovery and acquisition process via Docker...

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Announcing the Service Fabric provider for Bosh 

Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that helps you build, deploy and manage microservices in any public cloud or on-premises. The platform powers mission critical services within Microsoft and external workloads running both Windows and Linux. To enable the provisioning of Ubuntu clusters in any environment, today we are announcing the Service Fabric provider...

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