Being an “open” company does not just mean embrace open-source solutions. It’s also meant to be open and listen to our partners with VMware being one of them. Recently, we joined arms on the NSX space which is kinda exciting!
You are not wrong, this title is very much accurate. This year is going to be a very special VMworld for me as this will be the first time Microsoft will host a booth in the Solutions Expo as well as a couple of sessions.
So it’s been quite a while since I blogged, the longest “dry season” for me since starting. Why is that?! Well, I kinda flipped my life with moving to the US and becoming a program manager in Azure Compute R&D.
There are some announcements that make you feel like a kid again! about two hours ago, Microsoft announced the “Transforming your VMware environment with Microsoft Azure” program. This is our way to show VMware customers that there is another way, there are more options and that Azure is that cool!
It’s time to become a member of the DevOps team and deploy our application to production. If you think we used Azure Container Registry only to deploy containers on top of DC/OS in Azure, well, think again.
Now, when Azure Container Registry contains our repository, new containers can be deployed out of it. Let’s switch role and become members of the Integration team as our role now is to deploy the application at scale on the DC/OS cluster deployed on Azure.
Now that we have all our puzzle pieces in place the real fun begins as we start to move containers around. From the developer laptop through the integration team tests and finally to a running container in production. Let’s get it on with playing the developer role…
We have two working DC/OS clusters, one on Azure and another on vSphere – Great progress so far! Now, it’s time deploy Azure Container Registry (ACR) which will be used as a private catalog for our docker images.