Platform Engineering

We regularly write about our technical experiences (good and bad) and what we're learning from the market.

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    The Secrets of Kubernetes

    Posted by Reza Susanto on 29 June 2021

    Azure, CICD, Microsoft Azure, kubernetes, Azure Key Vault, secrets management, kubernetes secrets

    At Deloitte Platform Engineering, I help organisations build Kubernetes clusters and establish baseline policies and governance to ensure that they remain secure. A key aspect of cluster governance is defining how sensitive application configuration or ‘secrets’ are managed and used within the cluster.

    Secrets such...

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    Custom Distributed Tracing and Observability Practices in Azure Functions – Part 2: Solution Design

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 24 February 2021

    Azure, Azure Functions, Microsoft, Application Insights, Microsoft Azure

    Introduction

    In my previous post, I discussed why it is important to consider traceability and observability practices when we are designing distributed services, particularly when these are executed in the background with no user interaction. I also covered common requirements from an operations team supporting...

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    Platform Management: Enterprise Integration Patterns on Azure Integration Services

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 10 December 2020

    Azure, Azure Functions, Enterprise Integration Patterns, Service Bus, Azure Event Grid, Logic App

    When implementing modern application integration solutions, we rely on platforms that abstract many of the challenges inherent to these types of solutions. While the Enterprise Integration Patterns previously covered in this series describe architectural and implementation patterns, the Platform Management patterns...

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    Contract-First API Development using Dell Boomi and Azure API Management

    Posted by Sarah Fernando on 22 October 2020

    Azure, Azure API Management, CICD, Integration, Azure Resource Manager, DevOps, Microsoft Azure, Azure DevOps, Boomi, Dell Boomi, DPE

    Context

    At Deloitte Platform Engineering (DPE), we hold a substantial digital footprint within the Platform Engineering and Systems Integration national practice, offering professional services to meet clients' needs. Our strength comes from an expansive portfolio in providing innovative consulting services to cloud...

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    Validating RSA JWT Tokens with Azure API Management

    Posted by Sujay Athavale on 31 July 2020

    Azure, Azure API Management, security, OAuth 2.0, api policy, RSA, RS256, JWT

    TL;DR

    In this post, I highlight recently enhanced capabilities of the Validate JWT policy in Azure API Management and the specific gap that addresses for customers. I also provide related recommendations, tips and policy samples, which are not as yet available in Microsoft documentation.

    Validate JWT policy

    The ...

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    New Dev SKU for Azure Integration Service Environment (ISE)

    Posted by Dan Toomey on 06 August 2019

    Azure, Integration, Logic Apps, Microsoft Azure, Azure Integration Services

    Last week, Microsoft responded to numerous requests from the community by announcing a new developer tier offering for Integration Service Environments (ISE). The ISE has been generally available for several weeks, but the single available SKU prior to this announcement carried a hefty price tag.

    I had the great...

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    TimeKeeper: Using Azure Logic Apps to generate updates from Tempo in Jira

    Posted by Kris Barton on 28 June 2019

    Azure, Azure Functions, Logic Apps, automation, innovation, transparency, TimeKeeper

    Two of the more consistent problems faced by service management professionals are transparency around billed hours and a lack of automation within this space. At Deloitte Operate, we leverage Jira Tempo to keep track of our clients’ billed hours and current utilisation levels. 

    Currently, Jira Tempo lacks...

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    Knocking on Azure's Front Door

    Posted by Ross McDermott on 18 April 2019

    Azure, Azure Front Door, Networking

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    Swift Service Fabric Deployments with PowerShell

    Posted by Dan Toomey on 05 March 2019

    Azure, Azure Service Fabric, Development, Azure PowerShell, DevOps, Microsoft Azure

    A few weeks ago I had the great privilege of presenting a 60 minute breakout session at Microsoft Ignite | The Tour in Sydney. It was thrilling to have over 200 people registered to see my topic “Seamless Deployments with Azure Service Fabric”, especially in the massive Convention Centre. 

    In the session I...

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    A Pace-Layered Integration Architecture

    Posted by Dan Toomey on 05 July 2018

    Architecture, Azure, BizTalk Server, Integration, iPaaS, Microsoft, Microsoft iPaaS, Article, Technology, Learning & Development, Integrate2018, Systems of Differentiation, Systems of Innovation, Message Bus, MSBTS, Systems of Record

    Integration at Pace Within the Adaptive Enterprise

    In the modern enterprise, it is rare to see a single monolith application that rules the entire landscape. While there still may be a large mainframe or another system which holds the principal data and source of truth (SoT) for an organisation, most landscapes today...

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