Y Combinator Collaboration: Deploying SailsJS to Azure Web Apps

Y Combinator Collaboration: Deploying SailsJS to Azure Web Apps by Felix Rieseberg, Partner Catalyst Team   This case study describes the first open-source collaboration between TED and Y Combinator, enabling applications developed with SailsJS to be deployed directly to Azure.   Customer Problem SailsJS is an open-source real-time MVC framework for Node.js. It used widely…


Using nginx and Docker Containers on Azure to migrate a Java/HTML/MongoDB Solution

Overview By Shawn Cicoria, Partner Catalyst Team This case study focuses on migrating existing multi-tiered applications to Azure, using Docker containers and nginx to expedite rehydration and reduce the overall surface area for open ports for the main application. After reviewing this case study you’ll have a basic understanding on a use case for nginx…

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Storing Data Securely in Azure Blob Storage with Azure Encryption Extensions

The Problem When building applications which require data encrypted at rest and on-the-wire there may be significant complexity added to the software development process.  Organizations building these types of applications must not only invest in the additional resources to write the code, but they must also ensure the implementation is actually secure. In this document…


Diagnosing Transient Network Issues and Deadlock on Azure Web Sites

Overview Diagnosing distributed system failures and deadlock conditions can be difficult. This case study provides insight on how to use existing tools from the Microsoft Azure platform. In addition utilities to assist in diagnosing and identification of root cause. With the information provided and the tools as a foundation, readers have additional guidance for identification…

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DemocracyOS (YC-W15) and Deis on Azure: A TED Case Study

DemocracyOS (YC-W15) and Deis on Azure: A TED Case Study Steven Edouard, Tim Park The Problem  Who is Democracy OS? DemocracyOS (DOS) is a Y-Combinator Winter 2015 cohort non-profit startup that aims to redefine how organizations make decisions, from government to academic organizations. DOS aims to redistribute decision making in organizations by making it easy…

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