Customised Serverless using Azure Functions, Docker and Kubernetes Event-driven Architecture (KEDA)

As Azure Functions have matured, the number of ways you can build and run them has increased and the need to execute long-running, compute intensive or complex jobs is becoming more common. Some examples of these emerging job types include the running of Machine Learning models or the batch processing of videos to transcode them. … Continue reading Customised Serverless using Azure Functions, Docker and Kubernetes Event-driven Architecture (KEDA)

Fix Provider error in Cloud Shell when using AKS in a new Azure Region

Given the recent announcement of the GA of Azure Kubernetes Service I thought I would take it for a spin in one of the new Regions it is now available in. I have previously deploy AKS in East US using the Azure Cloud Shell so didn't expect to run into any issues. However, I hit … Continue reading Fix Provider error in Cloud Shell when using AKS in a new Azure Region

Understanding Azure’s Container PaaS Capabilities

If you've been using Azure over the past twelve months, you can't but have the feeling that it's become a bit like this... .. and you'd be right. To be fair, though, Containers have been one of the hot topics in computing in general and certainly one that's been getting the most interest in my … Continue reading Understanding Azure’s Container PaaS Capabilities

Continuous Deployment for Docker with VSTS and Azure Container Registry

I've been watching with interest the growing maturity of Containers, and in particular their increasing penetration as a hosting and deployment artefact in Azure. While I've long believed them to be the next logical step for many developers, until recently they have had limited appeal to many every-day developers as the tooling hasn't been there, … Continue reading Continuous Deployment for Docker with VSTS and Azure Container Registry

Global Azure Bootcamp 2017 Session – .Net Core, Docker and Kubernetes

If you are attending my session and would like to undertake the exercise here's what you'll need to install locally, along with instructions on working with the code. Pro-tip: As this is a demo consider using an Azure Region in North America where the compute cost per minute is lower than in Australia. Prerequisites Visual … Continue reading Global Azure Bootcamp 2017 Session – .Net Core, Docker and Kubernetes

Why You Should Care About Containers

The release this week of the Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 which includes the first public release of Microsoft's Docker-compatible container implementation is sure to bring additional focus onto an already hot topic. I was going to write a long introductory post about why containers matter, but Azure CTO Mark Russinovich beat me to … Continue reading Why You Should Care About Containers