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This week in #DevOps (04/08/2015)

Posted by Laura Bria on Thu, Aug 6, 2015

Welcome to the 34th edition of #ThisWeekInDevOps !
This blog aims to keep you up to date with the latest news from the world of DevOps.

New Content



A few interesting talks are available here from the recent edition of JUC Europe.



Check out this paper for guidance on how to leverage Amazon Web Services to develop applications that meet HIPAA compliance requirements.


Neil Wilson explains how to deploy a Flynn Cluster on Brightbox Cloud.

Google Cloud

John Lowry wrote a useful post on troubleshooting latency in App Engine Applications.

Josh Moore’s post covers the troubleshooting steps when getting “Connection refused” from Compute Engine VM instances.

Siddharth Choudhuri wrote about testing the performance of the Hellium data engine and obtaining multi-million operations per second on a single Google Compute Engine instance.


Phil Hopkins continues the blog series on installing OpenStack from source explaining how to install and start the glance process on the controller node and then how to install nova.



R.I.Pienaar wrote about his experience so far with Puppet 4, the good and the not so good.



Viktor Farcic wrote an interesting blog series on Scaling to infinity with Docker Swarm, Docker Compose and Consul: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.

Matthew Bentley wrote about migrating Docker images from a v1 registry to a v2 registry using the migrator tool.


Alena Prokharchyk explains how to leverage Rancher’s Load Balancer latest feature to route traffic between multiple services registered within the same LB service.


Michael Bridgen demonstrates how Weave works with rkt and with runc.

Ilya Dmitrichenko’s post links to the latest guide for using Weave with Apache Mesos & Marathon which encourages the use of proxy and IP allocator instead of Docker bridge.


James Turnbull recently ran a small Monitoring survey and is now starting a blog series in order to analyse the results. In the first post he looks at the demographics of the responses.

Arun Gupta shared a tutorial on getting started with the ELK stack using Docker.



Alan Potter demonstrates how Conjur can give Jenkins jobs temporary access to the secrets they need to run tests and build artifacts.

New Releases

Apache Mesos 0.23.0 | Release includes:

  • Per-container network isolation
  • SSL
  • Oversubscription
  • Persistent volumes
  • Dynamic reservations
  • Fetcher caching

RightScale Enhancements | Including Cloud Analytics, Cloud Appliance for vSphere and More


Dockercon Europe | November 16-17 | Barcelona, Spain

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That is all for this edition of #ThisWeekInDevOps. You can get in touch with me directly via email or on Twitter (@LauraGlasu) with any DevOps news or content. Tip: Tweet about your content using #DevOps.

Also if you are interested in the latest Scala news you can check Petr's blog post: This week in #Scala (03/08/2015).

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