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This week in #DevOps (18/07/2017)

Posted by Laura Bria on Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Welcome to the 134th edition of #ThisWeekInDevOps !

This blog aims to keep you up to date with the latest news from the world of DevOps.

New Content

CI/CD

Gene Kim blogs about how feedback loops make it safe to deploy to production.

Jenkins

Kayan Azimov wrote a walkthrough blog about Dockerizing Jenkins 2, Part 1: Declarative Build Pipeline With SonarQube Analysis.

Cloud

Dwayne Monroe compares AWS and Azure market share, performance, monitoring, and cost control.

AWS

Jeff Barr announces a target tracking policy for EC2 auto scaling. The new policy provides automatic scaling capabilities based on CloudWatch metric values you want to target.

Jeff Barr also announces that Lambda@Edge is now generally available. Lambda@Edge provides the capability to run AWS Lambda operations close to end users.

Shiri Ivtsan blogs about strategies for running stateful applications in EC2 spot instances. Aviv Shukron demonstrates how to run MongoDB on EC2 spot instances.

Michael Wittig blogs about maintaining an open source library of production-ready CloudFormation templates, and CloudWatch components.

Tara Walker announces server-side encryption support for Amazon Kinesis Streams.

Google Cloud

Dave Stiver announces a new GCP region for London.

Ben Chong introduces Transfer Applicance, an appliance for ingesting and transferring large volumes of data from custom data centers to Google Cloud Storage.

Cluster Management and Orchestration

Kubernetes

Slawek Skowron looks at managing secrets in Kubernetes and Helm, using a new Helm plugin.

Sandhya Kapoor wrote a blog about How Watson Health Cloud Deploys Applications with Kubernetes.

Docker Swarm

Ying Li discusses in detail about Swarm's use of TLS certificates and features such as transparent root key rotation.

Configuration Management

Puppet

Martin Alfke wrote an informative tip on how to utilize PSICK.

Containerization and Virtualization

Docker

Viktor Farcic blogged about building a self-sufficient docker cluster.

Monitoring and Logging

ELK

PJ Hagerty wrote a blog post on how to deploy the ELK stack on a Raspberry Pi.

Security

Skimmer

Brian Krebs reported that thieves are using Infrared communications to pull data from ATM skimmers.

Steam Processing

Prashant Sharma wrote an introduction to Kafka

Events

How ServiceChannel Automated Their AWS Environment with Puppet | 2017/07/20 2AM UTC | Webinar

MLB Advanced Media: Delivering a Digital Experience to 25 Million Fans with New Relic and AWS | 2017/07/25 2AM UTC | Webinar


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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 17/07/2017.

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