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

Posted by Laura Bria on Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Welcome to edition number 146 of #ThisWeekInDevOps !

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

New Content



Randall Hunt does a swift delivery of a new great enhancement for the ALBs: Application Load Balancers Now Support Multiple TLS Certificates With Smart Selection Using SNI.

If anyone was curious what is the driving force behind Jeff Barr's influential blogs, his secret is revealed right at the top of this nice and concise writeup on what is coming in the world of AWS step functions.

Google Cloud

And here are some good news from the folks at Google Cloud: extending GCE machines resource sliders up to 96vCPUs and 642GV of memory.

Cluster Management and Orchestration


This space has been quiet for the past week, with the exception of a quick how-to on Request Routing and Policy Management with the Istio Service Mesh, right out of the oven. We are watching you Kubernetes


Kapil Arya's post on Mesos 1.4.0 release and Mesosphere's discussion/post on Marathon 1.5.1 reads are definitely worth having together.

Jörg Schad wrote a guide on how you can improve your deployments when using a DC/OS cluster.

Configuration Management


Grace Andrews wrote a blog explaining how to get started with Puppet.

Containerization and Virtualization

Michael Churchman blogged about containers vs serverless computing.



Matthew Groves demonstrates how to use Pillowfight for performance and load testing Couchbase.



Arun Pyasi wrote a tutorial on how to block ranges of IPs using IPset.

Monitoring and Logging

Apache Vs NGINX

Zachary Flower wrote a comparison of logging formats between NGINX and Apache.


James Turnbull gives us an introduction to Prometheus.



Bruce Schneier wrote about NIST's recent publication on digital identity guidelines.

Stream Analytics

Haohui Mai, Bill Liu, and Naveen Cherukuri announce Athena X, Uber's open source platform for streaming analytics. It gives the capability to run streaming analytics programs written in SQL on a Flink cluster.

New Releases

Apache Mesos 1.4.0 | Agents are now allowed to re-register after they have been marked Unreachable.


AWS Advent 2017 | 01/12/2017

AWS Advent returns this year to provide AWS related articles every day starting from 1st of December till Christmas. The Advent is also looking for contributors.

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 09/10/2017.

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