hypernephelist n. [from Greek nepho-, cloud] someone who goes above the clouds.

Installing SUSE CAP on AKS

This article describes the steps to deploy the SUSE Cloud Application Platform (CAP) on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). SUSE Cloud Application Platform is a software platform for cloud-native application deployment based on SUSE Cloud Foundry; SUSE Cloud Foundry differentiates itself from other Cloud Foundry distributions by running in Linux containers managed by Kubernetes, rather than virtual machines managed with BOSH, for greater fault tolerance and lower memory use.

Getting started with Traefik and Kubernetes using Azure Container Service

Traefik is a modern, dynamic load-balancer that was designed specifically with containers in mind. It is able to react to service deployment events from many different orchestrators, like Docker Swarm, Mesos or Kubernetes, and dynamically reload its configuration to route the traffic to these services.

Azure Container Service: Docker swarm mode + NFS server deployment

This article details how to create a Docker swarm mode cluster using the Azure Container Service engine, alongside a separate Virtual Machine acting as an NFS server, then mount an NFS filesystem from a service running on the swarm.

Adding a data disk to a VM using Packer

Packer is an amazing tool to generate virtual machine images for all your favorite hypervisors, container engines, or cloud platforms. In my case, I have several partners who use Packer to generate images for publishing within the Azure Marketplace.

Compile and deploy an Ethereum smart contract using client-side signatures

In my last post I showed you how to deploy an Ethereum Smart Contract programmatically, using the web3 API. The code I showed works in the case you are working with a local Ethereum node, where you can safely unlock your account. However, if you are using a remote node, which is the case if you are using our Bletchley infrastructure template for example, then unlocking an account on the remote node exposes it to abuse, i.e. while it is unlocked, anyone can submit transactions on that account behalf.