This week in #DevOps (18/04/2017)

Posted by Laura Bria on Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Welcome to the 121st edition of #ThisWeekInDevOps !
This blog aims to keep you up to date with the latest news from the world of DevOps.

New Content



Amazon Athena has new support for querying encrypted data in Amazon S3.


Courtney Oka gives us a preview of the Azure CLI Shell.

Sam Cogan looks at how to retrieve Azure instances metadata and scheduled events.

Google Cloud

Seth Vargo shared an example of using Terraform to manage Google Cloud Platform infrastructure as code.

Ameet Jani blogged about Google's recently launched Cloud Identity-Aware Proxy (Cloud IAP), which controls access to cloud applications running on Google Cloud Platform by verifying a user’s identity and determining whether that user is allowed to access the application.



Mesosphere announced the release of the book Application Delivery with DC/OS: Building and Running Modern Data-Driven Apps. Check the blog post for a free copy of the ebook.



Kevin Paulisse wrote an article detailing how Github did the upgrade from Puppet 3 to 4..

Alessandro Franceschi wrote an article explaining what changes and benefits Hiera version 5 contains.



Two new projects have been announced at this year's DockerCon:

  • LinuxKit - a toolkit for building secure, portable and lean operating systems for containers
  • The Moby Project - a new open-source project to advance the software containerization movement and help the ecosystem take containers mainstream


The Rancher Labs Team announced Longhorn: an open source project for microservices-based distributed block storage.



Daniel Berman wrote a detailed guide for setting up Heartbeat to monitor service uptime.



Sudeep Kumar describes the cluster lifecycle for eBay’s implementation of Elasticsearch as service.



The Netflix team blogged about Bolt, an instance level daemon that runs on all their EC2 servers and exposes custom actions as REST commands for execution.

New Releases

ElectricFlow 7.2 comes with built-in push-button deployment for Docker, Kubernetes, Amazon Container Services (ECS), Google Container Engine (GKE), Microsoft Azure Container Service, OpenShift Container Platform, and Cloud Foundary container-based PaaS. AWS Lambda is also supported for Serverless-type application releases.


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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 17/04/2017).

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