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This week in #DevOps (20/06/2017)

Posted by Laura Bria on Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Welcome to the 130th 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

Jenkins

Viktor Farcic shows how to use Docker to automate the installation of Jenkins plugins and setup an administrator user.

Continuous Experimentation

Nirmal Govind gives us an insight into the scientific experiments performed in production at Netflix in order to improve the users' quality of experience.

Cloud

AWS

Jeremy Cook gives an overview of AWS X-Ray. He demonstrates what challenges X-Ray solves, what it's composed of, what its pricing is like, and how to get started with it.

Randall Hunt shows how to use Latency Distribution Graph in AWS X-Ray.

Jeff Barr announces auto scaling for Amazon DynamoDB. The feature makes it possible to dynamically scale read and write capacity based on usage.

Google Cloud

Dave Stiver announces a new GCP region in Singapore.

Azure

Ravi Kiran talks about how to manage updates for Azure VMs using a private preview feature in Azure's Update Management solution.

Configuration Management

Puppet

Alessandro Franceschi wrote a nice guideline for how to control your repo's documentation

Containerization and Virtualization

Docker

@lvh gives a simple example of how to build a Docker image with multi-stage builds.

Monitoring and Logging

Daniel Rolls talks about the use of histogram metrics to monitor response times, explains how reservoir sampling can help and shows the trade-offs among reservoir types.

Paul Bellamy covers epic fails experienced moving to microservices using the RED method to monitor what matters, and production outages they solved with detailed telemetry.

Rafal Gancarz talks about monitoring serverless architectures on AWS.

Roi Ravhon did an extensive benchmark on Elasticsearch's performance using magnetic EBS volumes.

Secret Management

HashiCorp Vault

Chris Kent blogs about how Vault encrypts application data during transit and at rest.

Search Engines

Rafał Kuć compiles a comparison between Solr and Elasticsearch.

Security

Dan Goodin wrote about a recent flaw that affects the security of every mainstream OS out there. It's a local privilege escalation vulnerability which they are calling "Stack clash".

Stream Processing

Shivangi Gupta wrote a blog about Streaming in Spark, Flink, and Kafka.

New Releases

Apache Mesos 1.2.1 | This release includes important bug fixes and improvements on top of 1.2.0. It is recommended to use this version if you are considering using Mesos 1.2.

Events

Sysdig Camp-Con-World-Fest-Summit | September 26-27 | San Francisco, CA Open Source Summit Europe 2017 | October 23-25 | Prague, Czech Republic


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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 19/06/2017.

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