Containers without Servers, the coolest thing in Azure
Containers are one of the hottest topics. You can ship stuff in them! But then what? Well, build a server or create a VM that can run your container. What?!? Oh yea, then pick an orchestrator to care and feed your instances. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just run it? Come find out how! A Container is a fascinating technology that in essence virtualizes your application stack instead of having to virtualize your entire Operation Systems. It’s one of the most interesting application packaging technologies currently in use. What gets difficult is that after you have your web site, web service, batch/cron/windows service all packaged up, you need some place to run it. There are some great options such as Kubernetes, Docker, RedHat OpenShift, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Azure App Services, Azure Service Fabric, etc… All of those take some kind of setup, and most require extensive knowledge to prepare and then deploy to. Azure Container Instances (ACI), the PaaS hosting offering exclusively in Azure, allows users to simply run a container. That means, no setting up servers, no settings up an orchestrator, just ask Azure to run your Container. During this talk, we will do a simple overview of Containers, talk about ACI, then demonstrate containerizing a Node JS web application, and have it running in Azure thru a DevOps pipeline.
Andy Wahrenberger1 Recording
Andy is a Technical Leader with over 20 years of development and delivery experience of high end systems, in a variety of industries such as Financial Services (Insurance, Banking, and Risk Management), eCommerce, and Medical (EMR and Billing). A specialization in several of those engagements was a focused on ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) with several implementations of Continuous Delivery strategies. Andy’s versatility and breadth of knowledge allows him to pivot from Software Architect, to Cloud/Infrastructure Architect, Development Lead, or Senior Developer as needed. Currently has been focused on Microsoft based delivery with particular focus to On and Off Premise Azure solutions at global scale.
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