Category Archives: azure

New ACS features available in azure-cli 2.0.12

Some features from acs-engine have been rolled into azure-cli 2.0.12. Whilst only available in a couple of locations, that will certainly change and these are very useful features.

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ACS Supports Windows Based Kubernetes nodes running Windows Containers

You can now create Windows based Kubernetes infrastructure using ACS. The Kubernetes master node runs on Linux and the agent nodes run Windows. This service is currently in preview mode. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/container-service/container-service-kubernetes-windows-walkthrough

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John Gossman, Lead Architect @ Azure talks about Open Source

John Gossman, Microsoft Azure, Lead Architect

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New Tool to Create and Deploy Containers to Kubernetes called Draft

Draft creates a Docker container from your code and deploys it into a Kubernetes cluster. Draft comes with packs for Python, Node.js, Java, Ruby, PHP and Go. To use is a simple 2 step process. 1. “draft create –pack=rails” to … Continue reading

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Azure – Large Disks finally available

Larger disks are finally available via Azure storage, the new options are : Premium Disks – 7500 256k IOPS, 250 MBps Throughput P40 2048 GB P50 4095 GB Standard Disks – Upto 500 256k IOPS, 60 MBps Throughput S40 2048 … Continue reading

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Azure Announcements from Microsoft Build 2017

Tons of new features on Azure have been announced at Build 2017. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-innovations-at-microsoft-build-2017-helping-developers-achieve-more/ https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/stbnewsbytes/2017/05/10/cloud-platform-release-announcements-for-may-10-2017/

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Hyper-Threaded VMs available via Azure

The tech press seems to of missed this public announcement from Microsoft. These will be the first Hyper-Threaded VM’s that will be offered via Azure. Microsoft will be offering for the first time a new generation of Hyper-Threading Technology virtual … Continue reading

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