Guy Barrette

Information & Communications Technology

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Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Guy Barrette

Cloud Native Digital Learning Experiences Creator

Guy Barrette is a freelance trainer based in Montreal, Canada, and a Microsoft Azure MVP. His focus is to train organizations in using Docker/Kubernetes at Kubernetes Academy Online, offering hands-on public and private corporate classes, and self-paced video training. He has been a speaker at developers' conferences like Confoo, Microsoft TechDays, and DevTeach. Guy was the leader of the Montreal .NET User Group for more than 23 years and is the Visual Studio Talk Show French podcast co-host. Guy has the following certifications: Kubernetes and Cloud Native Associate, Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), AWS Cloud Practitioner, Google Cloud Associate Cloud Engineer, Azure Fundamentals, Azure Developer Associate, and Azure Architect Design.

Current sessions

Containers on Azure App Service - Tips & Tricks

You probably already deploy Web apps on App Service but do you know that you can also deploy and run containers on App Service using Web App for Containers? In this presentation, you will see a series of tips and tricks to help you run containers on App Service. You will see among other things, how to configure continuous deployment, activate and view logs, use external storage, configure an Nginx reverse proxy as an entry point, how to connect to the container via SSH and much more.

Technologies: Containers, Azure App Service


Service Mesh: Observability using Linkerd

There are many ways to monitor a Kubernetes cluster. Metrics can be gathered by Prometheus and displayed in Grafana or by using a Cloud provider service like Azure Monitor. This is fine if you want to monitor the cluster but what about your services?
Linkerd is a service mesh for Kubernetes. It gives you runtime debugging, observability, reliability, and security, all without requiring any changes to your code.
In this presentation, we’ll take a look at the benefits of using a service mesh, tour the Linkerd features, learn how to install it and how to “mesh” running services, monitor an application, configure a retry policy and configure traffic split to do a canary deployment.

Technologies: Kubernetes, Containers, Linkerd