I recently built a machine learning model, trained it, and explored the implications of deploying it using Kubernetes.  Machine learning trains a program to recognize patterns in data so when new data is provided, it can make predictions based on what it’s learned. Kubernetes is a container orchestrator that automates the deploying and scaling of […]

I’m working on a project with a straightforward requirement that’s typically solved with out-of-the-box PowerApps platform features. The customer needs to capture employment application data as part of their online hiring process. In addition to entering standard employment data, applicants enter a typical month’s worth of budgeted expenses to paint a clear financial picture which […]

Let’s say you are trying to move an Oracle database to Azure, but don’t want to go down the route of creating an Oracle Database in an Azure VM for obvious reasons: You don’t want to be responsible for maintaining the VM’s availability, hotfixes patching, etc. At the same time, let’s say you do want […]

It started off as a small idea – a donation drive to support a local organization – and quickly expanded into multiple drives across the country.    The AIS Women’s Network began in October 2018 as a small group of 10 individuals and quickly grew to 54 members strong.  To support part of our mission, we set out to lead an effort to help […]

If you’ve worked in software development or IT for any amount of time, chances are you’ve at least heard about containers…and maybe even Kubernetes. Maybe you’ve heard that Google manages to spin up two billion containers a week to support their various services, or that Netflix runs its streaming, recommendation, and content systems on a […]

We’re proud to announce that AIS has successfully renewed all six of our Microsoft Gold Partner competencies for 2019. AIS has been consistently recognized as a Microsoft Gold Partner for many years now, and we’re currently distinguished at the Gold level for: DevOps Cloud Platform Cloud Productivity Application Development Application Integration Collaboration and Content The Microsoft […]

Today, let’s talk about network isolation and traffic policy within the context of Kubernetes. Network Policy Specification Kubernetes’ first-class notion of networking policy allows a customer to determine which pods are allowed to talk to other pods. While these policies are part of Kubernetes’ specification, tools like Calico and Cilium implement these network policies. Here […]

Define cloud apps and infrastructure in your favorite language and deploy to any cloud with Pulumi. If you search the Internet for Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC), it’s pretty easy to come up with a list of the most popular tools: Chef, Ansible, Puppet, Terraform…and the freshman to the IaC:  PULUMI. It’s 4 a.m. and the production server […]