Tech on Fire: Azure Functions With Azure App Services

Azure Functions are Microsoft’s serverless solution, providing an event-driven programming model that simplifies developing APIs and integrations. Going serverless helps get developers out of the business of having to configure, maintain, and scale servers while also improving application development agility.
Role Permissions

Azure Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) As Fast As Possible

Role-based access control (RBAC) is the centerpiece of any robust, distributed system. The ability to use RBAC allows users to be decoupled from the systems that they use by assigning roles to an individual, then defining privileges based on roles rather than trying to assign people permissions directly. This allows systems administrators and security personnel…

Using NFS with Azure Blob Storage

A Little History or Why NFS? File shares on computer networks are as old as the concept of a network itself. The idea of being able to access data across a wire by multiple machines was created not long after the first network was created. When the PC industry took off in the 1980’s file…

Tech on Fire: Azure App Service Advanced Tools a.k.a. Kudu

Azure Kudo is an advanced set of tools for working with Azure App Services and supplements the tools in the Azure Portal and Azure CLI. In this edition of Tech on Fire, learn how you can use Kudo to get access to the file system and run commands in the App Service context that’s running…

Tech on Fire: Azure App Service Deployment Center

Azure App Service Deployment Center can be used to create simple Continuous Deployment pipelines for apps running on Azure App Services. When combined with a Continuous Integration service like GitHub, full CI/CD pipelines can be built using only a few mouse clicks. In this video, you will learn how to set one up in just…

Tech on Fire: Autoscale on Azure App Services

Dynamically scaling an application in the cloud is one of the value propositions of using the cloud. Azure makes this easy with Azure App Services and Autoscaling, which enables apps to scale on all kinds of metrics. In this video, we’ll show you how to use it.

Three Azure-Native Storage Options for Azure Kubernetes Service

Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) is one of the most versatile platforms on Azure. It can be tailored to run just about any kind of workload that you can throw at it ranging from a simple website to big data that requires access to massively scalable compute. One of the options that is most tunable on…

Tech on Fire: Azure App Service Plans

In this edition of Tech on Fire, you will learn about Azure App Service Plans, which are the foundation for defining your Azure App Service on Azure. This includes the kind of resources needed as well as the scale and scope of an app service.
N-Tier App

When to Use a Service Mesh with Kubernetes

If one has been around the Kubernetes space for any significant amount of time, one has probably heard the words, “service mesh” mentioned, or at least some implementation of one such as Istio, Linkered, or Consul. At first, one might wonder why one would need to add something to Kubernetes, an already complex package that…