Background A while ago, I wrote a post: Azure DevOps Multi-Stage pipelines for Enterprise AKS scenarios. The idea was having a platform team that enforces best practices, security and other compliance aspects to Kubernetes platform and allows one ore more workload-teams (i.e., product teams) build and deploy their workload into the cluster. The previous post suggested … Continue reading Empower Kubernetes developers with guardrails
All the example codes are available in GitHub. Background Governance of cloud estates is challenging for businesses. It’s crucial to enforce security policies, workload redundancies, uniformity (such as naming conventions), simplify deployments with packaged artifacts (i.e., ARM templates), Azure role-based access control (Azure RBAC) across the enterprise. Generally, the idea is, a centralized team (sometimes … Continue reading Azure Resource Governance with Template Specs & Biceps
Background ARM templates offer a great way to define resources and deploy them. However, ARM templates didn’t have any support to invoke or run scripts. If we wanted to carry out some operations as part of the deployment (Azure AD app registrations, Certificate generations, copy data to/from another system etc.) we had to create pre … Continue reading Azure AD App via ARM Template Deployment Scripts
In this article I would document my journey on setting up Linkerd Service Mesh on Azure Kubernetes service. Background I have a tiny Kubernetes cluster. I run some workload there, some are useful, others are just try-out, fun stuffs. I have few services that need to talk to each other. I do not have a … Continue reading Linkerd in Azure Kubernetes Service cluster
TL;DR: URL: CloudOven Use Google account or sign-up Google Chrome please! (I've not tested on other browsers yet) Background In recent years I have spent fair amount of time in design and implementation of Infrastructure as code in larger enterprise context. Terraform seemed to be a tool of choice when it comes to preserve the … Continue reading CloudOven – Terraform at ease!
What is a swarm?The cluster management and orchestration features embedded in the Docker Engine are built using SwarmKit. Docker engines participating in a cluster are running in swarm mode. You enable swarm mode for an engine by either initializing a swarm or joining an existing swarm. A swarm is a cluster of Docker engines, or … Continue reading Azure template to provision Docker swarm mode cluster
As cloud Software development heavily leverages virtualized systems and developers have started using Continuous Integration (CI), many things have started to change. The number of environment developers have to deal with has gone up significantly. Developers now release much frequently, in many cases, multiple times in a single day. All these releases has to be … Continue reading IAC – Using Azure RM templates