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This week in #DevOps (03/10/2017)

Posted by Jaakko Pallari on Thu, Oct 5, 2017

Welcome to edition number 145 of #ThisWeekInDevOps !

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

New Content



Philip Stroh gives an example of sharing a standard Pipeline across multiple projects with Shared Libraries in Jenkins.

Check out this playlist of 10-15 minute demos from Jenkins World covering aspects of using Pipeline and Blue Ocean.



The unrestful Jeff Barr never ceases to surprise us and this time we have a new AMI with some cool features like the system manager agent being preinstalled on the ami

AWS makes a brief, but nevertheless important announcement on CodeBuild support for building github pull requests

Google Cloud

Interesting short writeup from Scott Van Woudenberg on Nested Virtualization

More announcements on custom roles and a beta network policy go hand in had this past week, brought to us by Rohit Khare and Andy Randall respectively


Ashley McNamara announces the next azure opendev where speakers will be covering topics like open source contributions. Unforeseen indeed

Cluster Management and Orchestration


A swift delivery from Aparna Sinha with a well targeted blog on Kubernetes 1.8: Security, Workloads and Feature Depth. Definitely worth a quick read


Sara Davila explains how Hitachi infrastructure combined with Mesosphere DC/OS to provide PaaS element integration, user interface, container engine, scheduling, orchestration and workflow can add value to your business on yet another partnership announcement. Any new cloud provider is always welcome. Looking forward to learning about their 'per-nanosecond billing' kind of innovative/killer feature

Configuration Management


Alessandro Franceschi wrote a blog post explaining how to use tenant modules.


Matthew Torrisi explains secondary DNS, looking into what to do if you use ALIAS records and traffic balancing.

Monitoring and Logging

Peco Karayanev gave a talk at Velocity this year on: Ensuring Performance In Complex Architectures


Radu Gheorghe did a benchmark on how does Java 9 work with Elasticsearch performance-wise.


Rishabh Moudgil wrote a guide on monitoring AWS ALBs using Datadog.

Performance and reliability

Drew Gallatin blogs about Netflix's efforts on reaching 100 Gbps speed on an Open Connect CDN appliance.

Jessica Fisher describes how Dropbox handles system failures during payment communication.


Rob Szumski blogs about the recent DNS security vulnerability found in Kubernetes. The vulnerability can be found in Kubernetes 1.5.0 through 1.7.6. Users of CoreOS Tectonic can patch their Kubernetes using the Tectonic platform.

Sonic Drive-in

Brian Krebs wrote an article reporting that Sonic has suffered a breach and millions of credit/debit cards have been stolen.

New Releases

Project Calico 2.6 | Summary of release notes:

  • Support for Kubernetes NetworkPolicy selectors and rules
  • Stability enhancements


Hacktoberfest | October

DigitalOcean and GitHub launched a month-long campaign for celebrating open source software. The campaign is open for everyone.

Cake Solutions are hiring DevOps Engineers!

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 02/10/2017.

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