Containers are an ever-growing feature of the cloud world and Microsoft has announced that open-source system Kubernetes is now available its Azure Container Service (ACS)
Source: Kubernetes Now Generally Available On Microsoft Azure Container Service
I’m excited about tomorrow’s Red Hat’s OpenShift on Azure Workshop. We have a great speaker and a packed house.
Develop, Host, and Scale Your Apps in the Microsoft Azure Cloud with Red Hat OpenShift
February 7th, 2017, 9-4 PM Pacific at Microsoft MTC in Bellevue, WA
- Learn the OpenShift Container Platform (built on Docker and Kubernetes)
- Understand how applications run as containers
- Learn techniques to build and deploy applications using source code, dockerfile, and binaries.
- Deploy multi-tiered application
- Techniques for zero downtime deployments.
Veer Muchandi is a Principal Architect with Red Hat Inc. He is a technology evangelist for Containers, PaaS and DevOps. Veer conducts education sessions, technology deep dives, workshops, and proof of concepts or whatever it takes to enable customer adoption of these emerging technologies. He is a well-known blogger, speaker, and an open source enthusiast.
An operating system only matters because it is a platform for applications. Apps make money for businesses and productivity for individuals — i.e. they deliver the real value of computing.
Answer by Mathew Lodge, Board member of CNCF, a Linux Foundation project, on Quora:
Microsoft has decided that the operating system is no longer an important battleground, and that it’s more important to gain market share in cloud (Azure and Office 365) than it is to put energy into battling Linux for application market share. <more>
Microsoft is dropping its Azure RemoteApp technology over the course of the next year and guiding customers to go, instead, with virtualization software and service from Citrix.
Source: Microsoft to drop Azure RemoteApp in favor of Citrix virtualization technologies | ZDNet
According to a new survey by Spiceworks Inc., Microsoft Azure is their top choice for cloud providers.
Most organizations are using at least one cloud-based IT service.
Specifically web and email hosting services, but the list is long…
IT pros expect an even larger shift to the cloud on the horizon.
Almost a third of survey respondents expect to see more than half of their organizations’ IT services become cloud-based in the next two to three years.
IT buyers are still cautious about adopting emerging cloud services.
IT pros are still waiting for a cloud provider to take flight and lead the charge in categories like Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). But when looking at more conventional services like cloud storage and productivity suites, there are several providers that stand out in each category.