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This week in #DevOps (07/11/2017)

Posted by Eslam ElHusseiny on Thu, Nov 9, 2017

Welcome to edition number 150 of #ThisWeekInDevOps !

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

New Content


Russell Sullivan blogs about serverless and CRDT’s relation to edge computing. He proposes stateful edge computing will primarily be based on CRDTs. He demonstrates the robustness of CRDT + serverless combination using the Kuhiro project.


Happy belated Halloween! Keith Gregory shares a story of ghost traffic he met on AWS.

Jeff Barr shares the news with us on the availability of the new generation of c5 type of AWS instances which come with the home brewed KVM as the new hypervisor.

Cluster Management and Orchestration


Weaveworks announces Kured, a Kubernetes Reboot Daemon.

Julia Evans shares some useful notes on operating a Kubernetes network.

Ajeet Singh Raina shared the step-by-step instructions to build your own Kubernetes cluster using Linuxkit.

Configuration Management


Michael Stahnke wrote a blog on the benefits of using CI.

Containerization and Virtualization


Richa Karn looks at a few native tools for docker containers performance analysis.

Monitoring and Logging

Vytautas Saltenis, Edvinas Vyzas, & Marijonas Petrauskas present Uber’s on-call dashboard and the key bells and whistles it contains.

Michael Wittig demonstrates how to make CloudWatch send alarms to Slack with AWS Lambda. You can find the source code for the solution in GitHub.


Mateo Burillo wrote a guide on how to write a custom Kubernetes scheduler based on your monitoring metrics.


Fabian Reinartz announces that Prometheus, the backbone of container monitoring, hits 2.0.


Rachel Windzberg blogged about the new Datadog feature, recovery thresholds for metric alerts.


Keshav Murthy blogs about how to optimise database pagination using Couchbase N1QL.



Brian Krebs gave a good tip: when looking for banks you should search for one that is willing to use verbal passwords.

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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 06/11/2017.

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