AzureFunBytes – Containers and Kubernetes with @brendandburns

Jay Gordon

AzureFunBytes is a weekly opportunity to learn more about the fundamentals and foundations that make up Azure. It’s a chance for me to understand more about what people across the Azure organization do and how they do it. Every week we get together at 11 AM Pacific on Microsoft LearnTV and learn more about Azure.

This week I welcomed Kubernetes co-founder and Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Brendan Burns. Brendan has been there from the beginning and is kind enough to join the show to show off some of the power of using containers along with some new tricks found in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

05:21 – Intro to Brendan
12:03 – Docker and transformative technology
17:57 – Getting Kubernetes past 100 machines
26:51 – Open source communities, the FreeBSD vs. Linux Wars
28:52 – Remember to register for Microsoft Build 2021
29:24 – Kubernetes VSCode Extension Demo
35:02 – Security considerations with Kubernetes
40:07Azure Arc and Kubernetes
47:09 – Arc and Brendan’s use case
51:55Microsoft acquires Kinvolk to accelerate container-optimized innovation

A container is a standard unit of software that packages up code and all its dependencies so the application runs quickly and reliably from one computing environment to another. It includes everything needed to run the application: code, runtime, system tools, and libraries as well as settings. Multiple containers are run by a single OS kernel, therefore are more lightweight than virtual machines.

Azure Kubernetes Service allows users to maximize their potential to ship apps faster with less operational overhead. AKS provides a standard control plane for managing your Kubernetes clusters backed by the reliability you expect

From the Azure container services product page:

Save costs by lifting and shifting your existing applications to containers, and build microservices applications to deliver value to your users faster. Use end-to-end developer and CI/CD tools to develop, update, and deploy your containerized applications. Manage containers at scale with a fully managed Kubernetes container orchestration service that integrates with Azure Active Directory. Wherever you are in your app modernization journey, accelerate your containerized application development while meeting your security requirements.

Some of our agenda:

Learn about Azure fundamentals with me!

Live stream is available on Twitch, YouTube, and LearnTV at 2 pm EST Thursday. You can also find the recordings here as well:

AzureFunBytes on Twitch
AzureFunBytes on YouTube
Azure DevOps YouTube Channel
Follow AzureFunBytes on Twitter

Useful Docs:

Get $200 in free Azure Credit
Microsoft Learn: Introduction to Azure fundamentals
Microsoft Learn: Develop and deploy applications on Kubernetes
Quickstart: Deploy an Azure Kubernetes Service cluster using the Azure CLI
What is Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes?
Quickstart: Connect an existing Kubernetes cluster to Azure Arc
Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes Agent Architecture
Microsoft acquires Kinvolk to accelerate container-optimized innovation


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