Azure SQL Elastic Jobs

Elastic Jobs are a new Azure feature that might be a useful replacement for SQL Agent, which isn't available in Azure, alongside tools like Azure Automation. This article takes a closer look at this service and some of the gotchas and advanced techniques.

Complex ACS Engine Deployments using Terraform and Helm

ACS Engine generates ARM templates to deploy Kubernetes, but what about all the other resources that need to be deployed alongside it? Helm packages, Kubernetes configuration etc. This article documents a way to deploy all this in one go using Terraform.

Hands on with the Azure Resource Manager Terraform Provider

Earlier this month at Build Microsoft announced a new feature for ARM templates, the Terraform Resource Provider. If you’re not familiar with Terraform, it’s a way to define cloud infrastructure declaratively much like ARM templates, but one of its big benefits is that it works across cloud provider

User Defined Functions in ARM Templates

Some new functionality for ARM templates was announced at the recent Build conference, one of these was user-defined functions. What this lets you do is create re-useable functions that you can call inside your template. You’re still limited to using the built-in ARM functions inside your function,

Create Custom Azure Kubernetes Clusters with ACS Engine

If your looking to run Kubernetes in Azure then the Azure Kubernetes Service is what you’ll generally be looking at, it offers a semi-managed solution with PaaS based management nodes and is by far the simplest and easiest Kubernetes service to use in Azure. If AKS meets all your needs, then no need