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Announcing Azure Functions extension for Dapr 

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

Scaling Kubernetes: Intro to Kubernetes-based event-driven autoscaling (KEDA) 

A Kubernetes cluster requires compute resources to run applications and these resources may need to increase or decrease depending on the application requirements. This typically falls under the category of “scaling” and can be broadly divided into cluster and application scaling. To deal with increasing requirements, such as high traffic, you can scale out your...Read more

Join the Kubernetes Release Team: learn from and give back to the community 

Thinking about joining the Kubernetes Release Team? Curious what it even is? As someone who started as a shadow on the Communications team for the 1.16 and 1.17 Release Team and eventually became the Communications Lead for the 1.18 release, I want to share what I’ve learned from this journey and answer any questions you may have about the Release Team. ...Read more

Kubernetes Event-driven Autoscaling (KEDA) joins the CNCF as a sandbox project 

Last year Microsoft and Red Hat announced Kubernetes Event-driven Autoscaling (KEDA) – a way to bring event scale for any container or workload deployed into any Kubernetes cluster. Since then, we have been blown away by the response from the community in helping to make KEDA even better. Our mission from the beginning was to...Read more

Kubernetes v1.18 advances Windows container support 

As more users take advantage of Kubernetes for their Windows applications, the Windows community in Kubernetes has been working on improvements that enable even more use cases. With the release of Kubernetes v1.18, many of these changes are taking shape. In addition to the typical enrichment of testing, which makes every Kubernetes release more robust,...Read more

Is there a Helm and Operators showdown? 

The questions started around KubeCon San Diego. Maybe because we had just released Helm 3. Or, maybe because a few operator tools had been put up for adoption by CNCF. Whatever the cause, I started receiving questions about Helm and operators. And most of the questions seemed to imply that these two technologies were engaged in...Read more

Empowering cloud-native developers on Kubernetes anywhere 

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 

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

In-cluster CNAB management with Brigade 

Next week is KubeCon North America 2019, but we wanted to give you an early preview of one of the things we’ll be showing. Over the last few years, we’ve been working on tools for the cloud native ecosystem. From Helm and Brigade to Porter and Rudr, each tool we have built is designed to stand on its own. But our vision...Read more

Helm 3: Simpler and more secure 

Ecosystem complexity increases every time we look around, our dizzying panoply of choices multiplies by the day, and (now, as always) we need a way to find, share, and operate applications reliably, in production, and at scale. What’s a busy Kubernetes user to do? Helm is the well-known and much-used package manager for Kubernetes. If...Read more

Bringing container magic to cloud-native applications 

Last year at Microsoft Connect and DockerCon we announced the Cloud Native Application Bundle (CNAB) specification in partnership with Docker, HashiCorp, and Bitnami. Since then the CNAB community has grown to include Pivotal, Intel, Datadog, and others, and we are all extremely pleased to announce that the CNAB core 1.0 specification has reached Final Draft...Read more

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

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