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This week in #DevOps (05/04/2016)

Posted by Laura Bria on Thu, Apr 7, 2016

Welcome to the 68th edition of #ThisWeekInDevOps !
This blog aims to keep you up to date with the latest news from the world of DevOps.

New Content

CLOUD

AWS

John Robel and Kevin Dillon hosted a session about implementingAWS Security Best Practices.

Josh Campbell explains how to automatically delete terminated Instances in Chef Server with AWS Lambda and CloudWatch Events.

Dean Wilson shared a quick guide for marking AWS instances on ssh login as contaminated.

Azure

Nir Mashkowski wrote about the new Azure Functions, event driven compute-on-demand that extends the existing Azure application platform with capabilities to implement code triggered by events occurring in Azure or third party service as well as on-premises systems.

Google Cloud

Here’s an interesting talk about how a Financial services firm processes 25 billion stock market events per hour with Google Cloud Bigtable.

Omer Dawelbeit wrote about reduced cloud usage costs using Google Compute Engine Per-Minute Billing.

Google Cloud Platform introduced the capability of resizing Google Cloud Persistent Disks without downtime.

HIGH AVAILABILITY

Netflix

Netflix continue the series about their Global Availability architecture.

CLUSTER MANAGEMENT

Kubernetes

The Kubernetes 1.2 series of in-depth posts continues with:

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

Chef

Franklin Webber hosted a webinar on Writing Great Unit Tests.

Puppet

Scotty Coulton shows how to deploy Docker Swarm with Puppet.

CONTAINERIZATION AND VIRTUALIZATION

Docker

Tim Miller blogged about the process of moving the entire RightScale platform, comprising 52 services and 1028 cloud instances, to Docker.

Michael Chiang and Dave Tucker presented an overview of Docker for Mac and Windows.

Ryan Wallner wrote about running persistent disk enabled containers on top of GCE infrastructure.

Here are some tips from Brian DeHamer for optimizing Docker images.

OS

DCOS

Here’s a quick guide for installing DCOS Enterprise Edition 1.7.

MONITORING AND LOGGING

Riemann

James Turnbull explains how to implement a basic maintenance and downtime scheduling system for Riemann.

Sysdig

Apurva Davé blogged about troubleshooting Kubernetes using container metadata.

Tools

Yeobot | Cross-account and cross-region SQL interface to AWS.

New Releases

GitLab Runner 1.1 | The release includes:

  • Autoscaling feature
  • Distributed cache server
  • Artifacts improvements

Flocker 1.11 | This release brings us:

  • Google Compute Engine support.
  • Performance improvements.
  • The Flocker container agent is now optional.

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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 04/04/2016).

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