Database Patterns with Azure Kubernetes Service Part 1: MySQL + Azure Managed Disk

One of the non-straight forward aspects of implementing for applications in Kubernetes is the stateful data store. I will be showing 2 relational database patterns in Azure Kubernetes Service. Since containers are the fundamental building blocks, these are stateless by default. That is the containers can lose its data when it is terminated or fail. …

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Understanding Ingress Controllers and Azure App Gateway for Azure Kubernetes Part 1: Intro

I will share my experiences with a design and implementation of Azure Application Gateway for an Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster. This is so that you may get some practical insight as you plan and design for using the Azure App Gateway. In this blog series, I will go over Fundamental Ingress conceptsArchitecture and deployment …

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Azure Kubernetes Fundamentals: My Development Tools

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is an orchestrating engine to run multiple containerized applications in a cluster. It is currently growing in the developer and cloud engineering community and gainer more adoption in the enterprise. Learning and working with AKS has known to have a steep learning curve. There are many parts and pieces to get …

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Comparing Azure Kubernetes Networking Scenarios – Part 5 Concluding Analysis

In this final blog post of the following series Comparing Azure Kubernetes Networking Scenarios - Part 1 IntroComparing Azure Kubernetes Networking Scenarios - Part 2 KubenetComparing Azure Kubernetes Networking Scenarios - Part 3 Azure CNI Comparing Azure Kubernetes Networking Scenarios - Part 4 Http App Routing Let’s recap the AKS network related configuration settings I …

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Comparing Azure Kubernetes Networking Scenarios – Part 4 Http App Routing

In this 3rd configuration profile, I will walk through the resulting configuration of AKS and its effect on the Load Balancer, Virtual Network, VM network interface card, deploy and test a web application into the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster. The configuration profile is mainly around the Azure CNI network model and enabling the HTTP …

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Comparing Azure Kubernetes Networking Scenarios – Part 2 Kubenet

In this 1st configuration profile, I will walk through the resulting configuration of AKS and its effect on the Load Balancer, Virtual Network, VM network interface card, deploy and test a web application in the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster. The configuration profile is mainly around the Kubenet network model. Kubenet is a very basic, …

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Comparing Azure Kubernetes Networking Scenarios – Part 3 Azure CNI

In this 2nd configuration profile, I will walk through the resulting configuration of AKS and its effect on the Load Balancer, Virtual Network, VM network interface card, deploy and test a web application into the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster. The configuration profile is mainly around the Azure CNI network model. Please read the Part …

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Comparing Azure Kubernetes Networking Scenarios – Part 1 Intro

In Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), I personally found the networking concepts much to understand and the configuration options are varied. After reading and experimenting with the configuration options, I hope to clear things up with 3 network oriented AKS configuration profiles I have come up with. Note that I won't be covering App Gateway Ingress …

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Planning Essentials for an Azure Kubernetes Cluster – Part 1

Background: Getting started and learning Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is known to be a steep learning curve. In addition to planning for an AKS setup has a ton of design and architecture considerations. Objective: Go through some essentials for planning a simple Azure Kubernetes Cluster to host your containerized or micro-services application in a development/test …

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