Self-Hosted Azure DevOps pool on Azure Container Apps

A while ago, I have worked with few of our customers, helping to build elastic self-hosted pool for their Azure DevOps pipeline agents based on Azure Kubernetes Service. You can read all about that journey here - where I have created a Kubernetes Controller that observes the Job queue of Azure DevOps for incoming pipeline … Continue reading Self-Hosted Azure DevOps pool on Azure Container Apps

Demystifying Azure Container Apps & Dapr – Part 2

Part 1 of this article is here. Last time, I created an empty Azure Container Apps Environment using Bicep. I also created some required components like Key vaults, Log analytics workspace, Application Insights and Computer vision. Application Architecture Today I want to make progress on that. As I have briefly explained before, I want to … Continue reading Demystifying Azure Container Apps & Dapr – Part 2

Demystifying Azure Container Apps & Dapr – Part 1

I have played with Dapr on Kubernetes (AKS to be specific) before and loved it for its ability to simplify distributed applications development with out of the box binding, service to service communications, secret abstractions, actors and observabilities. I have previously worked with LinkerD and Istio as service mesh and ran workload in production, but … Continue reading Demystifying Azure Container Apps & Dapr – Part 1

Empower Kubernetes developers with guardrails

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

Elastic self-hosted pool for Azure DevOps (on Kubernetes)

UpdateThere is a follow up post with some updates, you can read here. Introduction If you are using Azure Pipelines, then you surely have used Microsoft-hosted agent. With Microsoft-hosted agents, maintenance and upgrades are taken care of for you. However, there are times when self-hosted agents are needed (i.e. customized images, network connectivity requirements etc.). … Continue reading Elastic self-hosted pool for Azure DevOps (on Kubernetes)

Bridge to Kubernetes – be confident on shipping software

Bridge to Kubernetes is a successor of Azure Dev Space. Distributed software’s are comprised of more than one services (often referred as micro-services), they depend on each other (one service invoking APIs of another service) to deliver capabilities to end users. While separations of services bring flexibility in delivering features (or bug fixes) faster, it … Continue reading Bridge to Kubernetes – be confident on shipping software

Manage Kubernetes running anywhere via Azure Arc

Azure Arc (currently in preview) allows attach and configure Kubernetes Clusters running anywhere (inside or outside of Azure). Once connected the clusters shows up in Azure portal and allows applying tags, policies like other resources. This brings simplicity and uniformity managing both cloud and on-premises resources in a single management pane (Azure Portal). Azure Arc … Continue reading Manage Kubernetes running anywhere via Azure Arc

Restricting Unverified Kubernetes Content with Docker Content Trust

Docker Content Trust (DCT) provides the ability to use digital signatures for data sent to and received from remote Docker registries. These signatures allow client-side or runtime verification of the integrity and publisher of specific image tags. Image source: Docker Content Trust Through DCT, image publishers can sign their images and image consumers can ensure … Continue reading Restricting Unverified Kubernetes Content with Docker Content Trust

Azure AD Pod Identity – password-less app-containers in AKS

Background I like Azure Managed Identity since its advent. The concept behind Managed Identity is clever, and it adds observable value to any DevOps team. All concerns with password configurations in multiple places, life cycle management of secrets, certificates, and rotation policies suddenly irrelevant (OK, most of the cases).Leveraging managed identity for application hosted in … Continue reading Azure AD Pod Identity – password-less app-containers in AKS