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This week in #DevOps (15/08/2017)

Posted by Laura Bria on Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Welcome to the 138th edition of #ThisWeekInDevOps !

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

New Content



R. Tyler Croy demonstrates how to run Azure CLI commands from a Jenkins Pipeline, leveraging the improved Azure Credential plugin.

Nomad & Terraform

Nic Jackson shows how easy it is to deploy Nomad services using Terraform.



Payam Moghaddam describes an approach for deploying Lambda effectively using Terraform.

Michael Wittig runs through a solution for backing up DynamoDB.

AWS announced:

  • The General Availability of AWS Glue: a fully managed, serverless, and cloud-optimized extract, transform and load (ETL) service

  • The beta release of a new tool, SAM Local, that makes it easy to build and test your serverless applications locally

  • AWS CloudTrail is now enabled by default for all AWS customers and will provide visibility into the past seven days of the account activity

  • The Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) supports encryption for Data at Rest

  • New security service called Amazon Macie that uses machine learning to help identify and protect sensitive data stored in AWS from breaches, data leaks, and unauthorized access with Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) being the initial data store


Microsoft Azure expands with two new regions for Australia.

Replicated tables are now in preview for Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

Google Cloud

Adrian Hilton introduced us to the concept of dark launches and explains some of its practicalities.

Cluster Management and Orchestration

Matthew Campbell discusses what to keep in mind when choosing between different container schedulers - Mesos, Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, Nomad, manual - for different applications/microservices.


Michael Churchman blogged about load balancing in Kubernetes.

Charlie Drage blogged about how Kompose helps developers move Docker Compose files to Kubernetes.

Configuration Management


Chris Meyers addresses five key questions regarding testing Ansible Playbooks and roles.


The @webmastersjury team put together a bunch of facts about Domain Names.


Nishant Gupta talks about migrating from Redis to ElastiCache.

Monitoring and Logging


Daniel Berman wrote an article explaining how to use Ansible to deploy an ELK stack in an easy and reproducible way.



Antonio Regalado reported that scientists have created the first DNA-based exploit of a computer system.


Regressr | an open source command line tool for regression testing HTTP services

New Releases

Apache Mesos 1.2.2 | This release includes important bug fixes and improvements on top of 1.2.1

Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) 17.06 | Summary of release notes:

  • Windows, Linux and Linux-based mainframe applications
  • UCP 2.2 and DTR 2.3 and establishes Docker EE
  • Multi-Architecture Orchestration
  • Secure Multi-Tenancy
  • Policy-Based Automation

Vault 0.8 | Highlights for this release include:

  • Secure Plugins
  • Disaster Recovery (Vault Enterprise)
  • Mount Filters for Replication (Vault Enterprise)
  • Entities and Multi-Factor Authentication (Vault Enterprise)

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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 14/08/2017.

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