A Secure Software Supply Chain with Containers

The concept of software supply chain is not a new one. What may be new is that CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery) with containers makes it conceptually easy to understand and technically practical to implement. Here’s a process diagram illustrates this approach with five steps. CI/CD Process A software supply chain is here the “master” branch… Continue reading A Secure Software Supply Chain with Containers

Connecting Raspberry Pi with Sense HAT to Azure IoT Hub Using Node-RED

Following up with A Simulated IoT Device with Node-RED, I replaced the simulated device with a Raspberry Pi with Sense HAT. Node-RED Flow The flow is much similar to that of a simulated device with as shown below, where I initialize temperature, humidity and pressure as global variables and each is set to 0. In… Continue reading Connecting Raspberry Pi with Sense HAT to Azure IoT Hub Using Node-RED

A Simulated IoT device with Node-RED

In the last few months, I have gradually shifted to use Node-RED as the tool for demonstrating and prototyping Azure IoT solutions. In particular, I configure a dashboard to display the ambient information sent from the device and verify the data received by an Azure IoT Hub and stored in an Azure storage account using… Continue reading A Simulated IoT device with Node-RED

NIST Guidance on Container Security

Here, a selected few of NIST documents which I’ve found very informative may help those who seek formal criteria, guidelines and recommendations for evaluating containerization and security. NIST SP 800-190 Application Container Security Guide Published in September of 2017, this document (800-190) reminds us the potential security concerns and how to address those concerns when… Continue reading NIST Guidance on Container Security

Microsoft Nano Server with Docker Enterprise Edition (EE)

This article details the process to install the latest Docker EE Version 17.06.2-ee-3 to a Microsoft Nano Server. I am sure there are different ways to do this. After a few iterations, here is one verified approach. A sample script is available. Background As shown below, when adding the server feature, containers, in Windows Server… Continue reading Microsoft Nano Server with Docker Enterprise Edition (EE)

Microsoft Cortana Intelligence Suite Workshop Video Tutorial Series (5/5): Predictive Web Service

The last part of this video tutorial series includes three exercises. First, Exercise 6 uses Power BI Desktop, import the summary data from the Spark cluster and create a report with drag-n-drop to visualize the data. Exercise 7 is the exciting part, configures and deploys a sample web app and configures it to consume the… Continue reading Microsoft Cortana Intelligence Suite Workshop Video Tutorial Series (5/5): Predictive Web Service