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Run Your Pipelines in Azure Container Instance

2021-07-16 6 min read Tutorial
Background Microsoft-hosted Azure Pipeline agent run in the public space; therefore, they can only deploy to environments that are publicly accessible. Some organizations may need to deploy to target environments that are only accessible within private space (e.g., inside a Azure Virtual Network). When the target environment is not publicly accessible, deploying self-hosted pipelines agents are a common solution. Organizations can self-host Azure Pipeline agents on Linux, macOS, or Windows (physical or virtual machines) or Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets; however, this may introduce unwanted overhead in having to patch and maintain these machines. Continue reading