Azure Key Vault is an excellent solution for storing secrets, be these simple passwords or certificates, and allowing applications to access them securely. This means however that Key Vault data becomes critical for your application and you need to make sure it is protected and available. Key Vault
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.
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.
Find out how the Open Service Broker for Azure allows us to deploy Azure PaaS resources as native Kubernetes resources and even integrate them into Helm charts.
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
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,