This week in #DevOps (07/02/2017)

Posted by Laura Bria on Thu, Feb 9, 2017

Welcome to the 111th edition of #ThisWeekInDevOps !
This blog aims to keep you up to date with the latest news from the world of DevOps.

New Content



Sam Van Oort shared some best Practices for writing Scalable Pipeline Code.

Patrick Wolf announces the general availability of Jenkins's declarative pipeline.



The Radius staff team have an update of AWS's partnership with VMware that was announced last October for a hybrid cloud offering.

Tara Walker has highlighted lots of upcoming AWS training webinars coming up this month.

Twain Taylor blogged about how to monitor ECS containers with CloudWatch and Sumo Logic.

Daniel Berman went through a first look at Amazon X-Ray.

Chris Zelenak blogged about Amazon Kinesis: the best event queue you’re not using.

Microsoft Azure

Venkat Gattamneni announced some price cuts on virtual machines and blob storage. One to keep an eye on.

Alexander Green has a great in depth comparison between AWS and Azure if you're deciding between the two.



Johan Philippine gave us a look back at Tectonic summit.

Josh Wood shows us the CoreOS roadmap of moving from fleet to Kubernetes.

Jerzy Szczepkowski shows how to set-up a reliable, highly available distributed Kubernetes cluster.

Yi Wang, and Xiang Li blogged about how to run deep learning with PaddlePaddle on Kubernetes.


John Engelman showed us how to manage container clusters with Terraform and Rancher.



There are now Ansible playbooks to deploy StackStorm.


Martin Alfke posted another great tip about creating resources from hashes in Puppet 4. Please look at this before writing another




Jérôme Petazzoni gave us some insights about GELF logging protocol in the context of Docker world.



Mazdak Hashemi shared some insights into how Twitter has scaled their infrastructure over the years.



Emily Chang shows how to keep track of the status of all your Jenkins jobs with Datadog.



Here are the details from GitLab's recent incident which caused the loss of six hours of database data. The interesting thing here is how open they've been about the whole process.


Francesco Azzola managed to monitor for gas leaks in a project using Arduino sensors - here's a great tutorial to get you started.


LCFS Graph driver for Docker | A Docker storage driver that speeds container build and spin up times at least 2x.


You can now read the Site Reliability Engineering for free online. In this book the members of Google's SRE team explain how their engagement with the entire software lifecycle has enabled Google to build, deploy, monitor, and maintain some of the largest software systems in the world.

New Releases

Kontena 1.1.0 | The biggest improvements to the Kontena Platform are support for Liquid templates in Stacks & the brand new Kontena CLI installer for MacOS!

Rancher 1.4 | move towards a friendlier Kubernetes experience by transitioning to Dashboard and Helm, which replace the Rancher Kubernetes UI and Catalog Kubernetes templates, respectively

Vault 0.6.5 | Various updates to Transit, Okta and RADIUS authentication, and configurable audited HTTP headers.


GitHub Satellite 2017 | May 22-23 | London (UK)

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Also if you are interested in the latest Scala news you can check Petr's blog post: This week in #Scala 06/02/2017).

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