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Use case: Modern service discovery with Consul on Azure (Part 1) 

Overview This two-part article introduces you to Consul, a service mesh solution from HashiCorp. In the first part, we will focus on its service discovery use case, frame the problem that Consul was designed to solve and will go over basic architectural principles underlying the system. Then, we will show you how you can deploy...Read more

Hacktoberfest: Tips for growing open source communities in October and beyond 

For the last four years, DigitalOcean and GitHub have spearheaded Hacktoberfest, a month-long open source initiative that encourages people of all experience levels to contribute to open source projects. The premise is straightforward: open five pull requests (PRs) in any GitHub-hosted open source project and earn a limited-edition Hacktoberfest T-shirt. People have credited Hacktoberfest for...Read more

13 things to look for at SpringOne Platform 

It is going to be a crazy week for sure! On September 24th, Microsoft will be present at SpringOne Platform in Washington D.C. to share the latest and greatest news about Java and Spring cloud-native development with Microsoft tools and Azure services. And while that’s happening, Microsoft Ignite, will be at full blast with its...Read more

We’re joining Hacktoberfest 2018 

October 1 UPDATE: additional information on how to participate is now available here.  We’re excited to announce that we’re participating in this year’s Hacktoberfest! An annual celebration of all things open source, Hacktoberfest launched as a partnership between DigitalOcean and GitHub in 2014 and rallies a global community of contributors, with last year’s event drawing...Read more

Securing Kubernetes workloads in hybrid settings with Aporeto 

Centralized visibility and security for applications distributed on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and private clouds Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) makes it simple to deploy a managed Kubernetes cluster in Azure.  AKS reduces the complexity and operational overhead of managing Kubernetes by offloading much of that responsibility to Azure and handling critical tasks like health monitoring...Read more

Celebrating OSCON’s 20th anniversary 

We’re in Portland this week for OSCON’s return to the City of Roses (or Beervana, depending on who you ask) to celebrate the ground-breaking event’s 20th birthday. Some of Microsoft’s 3,000 open source contributors from across the company will be there showcasing some of their favorite open source technologies and community projects throughout many breakout...Read more

How to process streams of data with Apache Kafka and Spark 

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

Q&A with Kubernetes co-founder Brendan Burns 

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 

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

Countdown to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU 2018 

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