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

Azure VM Custom Script Extensions with Terraform

Terraform provides support for Azure Virtual Machine Custom Script extensions, that are often used to configure a newly created virtual machine and prepare it so it is ready to perform its role. Typical tasks performed in these custom scripts include installing additional packages, configuring system services, creating users, etc.

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.