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This week in #DevOps (01/08/2017)

Posted by Laura Bria on Thu, Aug 3, 2017

Welcome to the 136th edition of #ThisWeekInDevOps !

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

New Content

Here's the DevOps Pulse 2017, a study published by Logz.io covering various aspects of the DevOps culture.



R. Tyler Croy experiments with launching Jenkins as an Azure Container Instance.



Jeff Bar announces CloudFormation StackSet. StackSet allows defining AWS resource configurations across multiple AWS accounts and regions using a single CloudFormation template.

Ben Whaley describes how to secure credentials for ECS tasks using the EC2 Parameter Store.


Corey Sanders announces a new service for delivering containers, Azure Container Instances. Azure Container Instances (ACI) allows deploying and running containers without having to manage any virtual machine infrastructure.

Kelly Anderson shows how to improve disaster recovery with Azure Site Recovery.

Google Cloud

Colt McAnlis shows three steps for improving Compute Engine startup-time.

Configuration Management


David Lutterkort presented a blog in which he describes the challenges of container configuration management.

Cluster Management and Orchestration

Amr Abdelrazik wrote a comparison between Docker, Kubernetes, and Apache Mesos: Why What You Think You Know is Probably Wrong.


Rob Genova demonstrates how to run Apache Spark on Nomad.

Containerization and Virtualization

Raul Sanchez Liebana blogged about Setting Up a Docker Registry with JFrog Artifactory and Rancher.

Twain Taylor wrote a blog about Container Security Tools Breakdown.


Amit Joshi and Andrew Spyker talk about Project Titus, Netflix's container runtime on top of Amazon EC2, focusing on the lessons learned from a year in production.

Chaos Engineering


Aaron P Blohowiak, Nora Jones and Casey Rosenthal explain how Netflix uses ChAP to test a target microservice by creating experimental and control clusters and routing a small portion of traffic to them.

Monitoring and Logging


Adam Michael Wood wrote a tutorial on how to monitor Amazon Simple Storage Service with Datadog. This includes: cost analysis, performance and usage metrics.


Windows 10

Peter Bright wrote a blog detailing Microsoft's approach to combat the increasing amount of Ransomware.


The Packer Book by James Turnbull

New Releases

HashiCorp Nomad 0.6 | This release includes:

  • Job deployment mechanism for transitioning between application versions
  • Job history and revert mechanism
  • Dynamic environment variable support
  • Automatic advertisement of container IP address with HashiCorp Consul


DevOpsDays London 2017 | September 6 - 7 | London

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That is all for this edition of #ThisWeekInDevOps. If you want to get in touch with us regarding any DevOps news or content here's our details:

Also if you are interested in the latest Scala news you can check Petr's blog post: This week in #Scala 31/07/2017.

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