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This week in #DevOps (09/05/2017)

Posted by Laura Bria on Thu, May 11, 2017

Welcome to the 124th edition of #ThisWeekInDevOps !
This blog aims to keep you up to date with the latest news from the world of DevOps.

New Content



Ian Miell shared a solution for automating dockerized Jenkins upgrades.



Trey McElhattan demonstrates how to quickly develop, build, and deploy applications on AWS using AWS CodeStar.

Jeff Barr announces EC2 price reductions in reserved instances and M4 instances.

Tenpa Kunga shows how to integrate Packet and Rancher to Spotinst Elastigroup.

Alon Brody gave us a thoughtful comparison between Athena and Redshift.

Google Cloud

Quan To announces more container support for Google Cloud Launcher. Google now maintains containers for Cassandra, ElasticSearch, Jenkins, and more.

Travis Tomsu demonstrates how to build lean containers using Google Cloud Container Builder.


Dimah Zaidalkilani announces that on-premises data gateway to Azure is now generally available. The gateway can be used for moving data between cloud and on-premise data center while keeping data sources on premises.



Amr Abdelrazik introduces GPU-based scheduling in DC/OS 1.9, accelerating machine learning with GPUs and DC/OS 1.9.


Harry Mower announces Red Hat OpenShift.io, an end-to-end development environment for planning, creating, and deploying hybrid cloud services in less time, with better results.



Cody Herriges wrote an extensive list of DevOps tools that help create a DevOps environment.


Dylan Silva wrote a blog post detailing all of the new features and modules that came with the latest Ansible version.



Mikel Jimenez and Henry Kwok blogged about building Facebook's cross-data center backbone network, called the Express Backbone (EBB).



Stefan Prodan introduces MGOB, an open source MongoDB backup automation tool built with golang.



Sebastian Anthony wrote an article describing how millions of windows based computers are vulnerable to remote attackers thanks to a bug in Windows Defender.


Greg Sypolt summarized Gannett | USA Today Network's testing tool belt at every phase of their development cycle here.


Guy Fighel wrote a series about the art of structuring alerts:

New Releases

HashiCorp Vault 0.7.1 | This release includes:

  • Vault authentication usign AWS IAM principals
  • TOTP Secret Backend
  • Database Backend with Secure Plugins (Beta)

HashiCorp Consul 0.8.2 | This release includes:

  • Improved TLS configurability
  • Faster Dev mode
  • Expanded API data
  • UI improvements

Rancher 1.6 | This release introduces:

  • Validating EBS Support
  • Rancher Secrets Support in Compose


CloudNativeCon + KubeCon | December 6 - 8 | Austin, Texas

DevOpsDays Portland + Config Mgmt Camp + Container Days | August 1–3 | Portland, Oregon

OpenStack Summit | May 8-11 | Boston, MA

Cake Solutions are hiring DevOps Engineers!

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Also if you are interested in the latest Scala news you can check Petr's blog post: This week in #Scala 08/05/2017).

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