Dynamic disks in AKS

Some workloads running on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) requires persisting state on disk. In general, I recommend to use external PaaS services, i.e. Azure Blob Storage, Azure SQL DB, Azure Cosmos DB, etc. . Those services take care of the stateful nature of the service, manages HA, backups, geo-replication, etc. . Persisting state on disks … More Dynamic disks in AKS

Designing Distributed Systems by Brendan Burns

In this article I wanted to talk about a book I just finished reading. Although its title and scope is around distributed systems in general, Brendan Burns discussion is mostly using containers & Kubernetes. Brendan Burns is currently (as of this writing in November 2018) at Microsoft. He is a cofounder of the Kubernetes project. … More Designing Distributed Systems by Brendan Burns

Authoring a Helm Chart on Kubernetes / AKS – Parametrized values

In the last article, we authored a very simple chart. In this article I want to show how to use one of the powerful features of Helm: values. Values act as parameters to a chart. Having parameters is key for dev ops as we want to deploy the same chart to different environment with different … More Authoring a Helm Chart on Kubernetes / AKS – Parametrized values

Authoring a Helm Chart on Kubernetes / AKS – Getting started

As we discussed in our last article, Helm is a great technology. I recommend using it not only to manage third party packages but also your own custom-developed solutions. But how do you author a Helm Chart? I found that question hard to answer. The common answer is “look at existing ones”. I have two … More Authoring a Helm Chart on Kubernetes / AKS – Getting started