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This week in #DevOps (13/12/2016)

Posted by Laura Bria on Thu, Dec 15, 2016

Welcome to the 104th edition of #ThisWeekInDevOps !
This blog aims to keep you up to date with the latest news from the world of DevOps.

New Content



Michael Heap demonstrates some of the functionality available in today’s Jenkins Pipelines.



AWS launched their 16th region located in London.

Ana Visneski demonstrated how to Set up a Streaming Data Pipeline using Amazon Kinesis.

Jeff Barr announced AWS Managed Services – Infrastructure Operations Management for the Enterprise.

The AWS Advent continues with useful posts:

Google Cloud

Martin Buhr announces Red Hat’s OpenShift Dedicated generally availability on Google Cloud.

Omar Ayoub announces new Google Cloud Client Libraries for four key services.

Microsoft Azure

Josh Caplan demonstrates how to create your first data model in Azure Analysis Services.

Harsha Kiran Kanna announces StorSimple as a Backup Target


Jon Brouse shared a Terraform deployment strategy/design pattern.



Bernard Van De Walle describes a new approach for Kubernetes network policy enforcement using Trireme, which translates the network policy to an authorization policy, and it implements a transparent authentication and authorization function for any communication between pods.

Sebastien Goasguen shows how to convert Compose format to Kubernetes manifests using kompose.



Chris Matteson explains how Hiera works under the hood, and the steps to troubleshoot when Hiera doesn't work as you might have anticipated.



@docker introduces containerd - a core container runtime project for the industry.

Stefan Thies shows how to run a truly elastic Elasticsearch cluster on Docker Swarm.

Docker For Azure is in Public Beta.

docker/labs is a collection of tutorials for learning how to use Docker with various tools.


As part of the series about using Fli and FlockerHub, Ryan Wallner looks at using a CloudFormation template to get started with Fli on AWS.



Guy Fighel wrote about the benefits of using multiple DNS providers and the risks of not doing so.



Xiaobing Li and Ankur Bansal blogged about Uber’s open-source tool for end-to-end Kafka auditing: Chaperone.


Loggly introduces a new approach for high-performance search, the Loggly Gamut Search™, developed specifically for time-based datasets like log files.


Jamie Riedesel blogged about Logstash Fundamentals including: architecture, configuration, inputs, outputs, filters and scaling.


Orchestrator | is an open source MySQL replication management and high availability solution. It observes MySQL replication topologies, auto-detects topology layout and changes, understands replication rules across configurations and versions, detects failure scenarios and recovers from master and intermediate master failures.

Netflix/conductor | is a microservices orchestration engine

hyper.is/ | a terminal written in HTML, JS and CSS

New Releases

Kubernetes 1.5 | The release includes:

  • StatefulSet beta (formerly known as PetSet)
  • PodDisruptionBudget beta
  • Kubefed alpha
  • HA Masters alpha
  • Windows server containers alpha
  • Container Runtime Interface (CRI) alpha
  • Node conformance test beta

Terraform 0.8 | This release adds major new functionality to Terraform. Highlights include:

  • Console
  • Conditional Values
  • Terraform Version Requirement
  • Depending on Modules
  • Vault Provider
  • Nomad Provider


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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.

Also if you are interested in the latest Scala news you can check Petr's blog post: This week in #Scala 12/12/2016.

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