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This week in #DevOps (12/09/2017)

Posted by Guido Dobboletta on Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Welcome to edition number 142 of #ThisWeekInDevOps !

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

New Content

Release Management

Chuck Rossi describes how Facebook changed their release strategy from a "cherry-picking" to a "push-from-master" approach over a period of one year.



Paul Duvall blogged about Continuous Delivery to S3 via CodePipeline and CodeBuild.

Stuart Scott gives a summary of AWS shared responsibility model.

Google Cloud

Dave Stiver and Michael Korbacher announce a new GCP region for Germany. The new region, europe-west-3, is located in Frankfurt.


Nir Mashkowski announces that App Services on Linux and Web App for Containers are now generally available. Apurva Joshi provides an overview of the two services.

Corey Sanders announces a preview of B-series, an Azure VM family for handling high burst workloads at a lower price.

Cluster Management and Orchestration


Jason Messer blogged about Windows Networking at Parity with Linux for Kubernetes.

Liam Crilly announces NGINX Kubernetes Ingress Controller, which enhances the integration between Kubernetes and NGINX.

Tobi Knaup announces beta availability of Kubernetes on DC/OS.

Configuration Management


Bill Nottingham reports on the upcoming release of Ansible Tower 3.2 which focuses on making automation more powerful and customizable.


Glenn Sarti wrote a blog post detailing how to write custom facts using Puppet in a Windows environment.

Martin Alfke wrote a tip on how to have a reusable and automated hiera eyaml setup.

Monitoring and Logging

Andrew Alexeev announces general availability of NGINX Amplify, a monitoring suite for NGINX.


John Matson wrote an article on how to monitor Docker and Kubernetes using Datadog.



Brian Krebs announced a worrying breach at Equifax, this may affect up to 143 million US citizens and could pose a high risk of identity theft.


Rathnadevi Manivannan wrote a comparison between Apache Drill and Amazon Athena.


ice | Ice provides a birds-eye view of our large and complex cloud landscape from a usage and cost perspective.

New Releases

HashiCorp Vault 0.8.2 | Included in this release:

  • Lazy Lease Loading: leases on dynamic credentials and Vault tokens are loaded asynchronously in the background while Vault continues to service requests.
  • SSH login with vault ssh using certificates.
  • Signing of self-issued certificates in PKI

HashiCorp Vagrant 2.0 | Included in this release:

  • Breaking change: Both Ansible provisioners are now capable of automatically setting the compatibility_mode that best fits with the Ansible version in use.
  • Support for two-factor authentication
  • Improved resilience of some VirtualBox commands

HashiCorp Consul 0.9.3 | Included in this release:

  • Improved handling for node IP address changes
  • WAN join for cloud providers
  • RPC rate limiter
  • Network segments (only available in the enterprise edition)

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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 11/09/2017.

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