Three Azure-Native Storage Options for Azure Kubernetes Service

Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) is one of the most versatile platforms on Azure. It can be tailored to run just about any kind of workload that you can throw at it ranging from a simple website to big data that requires access to massively scalable compute. One of the options that is most tunable on…

Tech on Fire: Azure App Service Plans

In this edition of Tech on Fire, you will learn about Azure App Service Plans, which are the foundation for defining your Azure App Service on Azure. This includes the kind of resources needed as well as the scale and scope of an app service.
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When to Use a Service Mesh with Kubernetes

If one has been around the Kubernetes space for any significant amount of time, one has probably heard the words, “service mesh” mentioned, or at least some implementation of one such as Istio, Linkered, or Consul. At first, one might wonder why one would need to add something to Kubernetes, an already complex package that…

Tech on Fire: Take a Tour of Cosmos DB

Cosmos DB has quickly become the go-to database as a service for many NoSQL database paradigms, including document databases and graph databases. With these offerings, there are a lot of possible solutions for a variety of different projects. In this video, you’ll get a long-form introduction to Cosmos DB on Microsoft Azure.

Delivering Desktop Apps in Docker Containers

In this session from DockerCon 2020, Microsoft MVP Blaize Stewart will teach you two different ways to deploy desktop applications. The first, how desktop apps can be deployed to a local machine running Docker, and second how to run the application through the desktop. You will also learn how a similar approach can be used…

Tech on Fire: Using Cloudfare with Blob Storage

Cloudflare offers some amazing protection for websites such as DDoS protection, a Web Application Firewall, and End-to-end SSL. In this video, we’ll look at how to configure a static site hosted on Azure Blob Storage to work with Cloudflare to take advantage of all the security Cloudflare offers.

Dockerfile Tips and Tricks

The ubiquity of Docker Containers has made knowledge of how to write Dockerfles an essential skill for developers, DevOps engineers, and even data scientists that use Docker containers for different kinds of workloads. While Dockerfiles on the surface don’t seem overly complicated, when not done optimally, it can leave a container exposed to a security…