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I presented at Raleigh-Durham Global Azure Bootcamp last weekend, April 22nd, 2017. I had a blast and the other presentations were great.

My talk was on Azure Container Service. Azure Container Service can be broken down into three things:

  • Containers: packaged version of an application with all dependencies, commonly a Docker container.
  • Container Service: otherwise known as a container orchestrator. This is software that manages a cluster of machines and can spin up running instances of software from a container image. You get features like auto-scaling, self-healing, versioned deployments, rolling deployments. These features work for any software that can be packaged into a container.
  • Azure: normally getting started using an container orchestrator can be a bit painful since you have to have the cluster of machines, you have to install the software and configure the cluster. This is where Azure Container Service comes in, you can run a single command using the Azure CLI 2.0 and create a cluster using one of three container orchestrators.

My presentation includes a sample ASP.NET Core application I wrote and packaged into a container on Docker Hub. Follow the presentation and create your own cluster and try out rolling deployments, self-healing, replication in your own Azure account or create a free trial Azure account.

Have fun learning!