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This week in #DevOps (14/11/2017)

Posted by Guido Dobboletta on Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Welcome to edition number 151 of #ThisWeekInDevOps !

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

New Content


Geeta Schmidt explores what it means to be Cloud Native by collating thoughts from several industry veterans.


Michael Wittig shares some tactics for dealing with AWS Lambda’s delivery guarantees. He gives examples of non-idempotent Lambda functions and how to make them idempotent using DynamoDB.

Configuration Management


Alessandro Franceschi wrote about a useful tip that lets you check config files before applying them.


JJ Asghar wrote a tutorial on how to to integrate Terraform with vCenter and Chef.

Containerization and Virtualization

Miska Kaipiainen introduces Kontena Cloud Compute: Fully integrated and scalable infrastructure for containers.


Gerald Venzl shares techniques for shrinking the size of Docker images.

Viktor Farcic shared a blueprint of a self-sufficient Docker Cluster.

Load balancing

Andrew Larkin provides a quick introduction to AWS Network Load Balancer. He talks about what it is and when to use it.

Monitoring and Logging


Daniel Berman showed how you can now monitor your Logstash pipelines with ELK on the new version 6.


Keshav Murthy provides a comprehensive guide on Couchbase indexes. He covers 12 different index types and rules for creating indexes.

Shannen Wehrman shares basic examples on getting started with NoSQL data modelling in Cassandra.


Blair McKee looks at several aspects to consider for Secondary DNS solutions.

Distributed Storage


Michael Haggerty explains how GitHub overcame some latency problems and achieved continent-wide distributed storage of the Git data with their system called Spokes.

New Releases

Prometheus 2.0 | Summary of release notes:

  • CPU usage reduced
  • Disk space usage reduced
  • Staleness handling
  • Snapshot backups

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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 13/11/2017.

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