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This week in #DevOps (17/10/2017)

Posted by Cornel Foltea on Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Welcome to edition number 147 of #ThisWeekInDevOps !

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

New Content


Hrishikesh Barua blogs about the challenges and triumph Ericsson faced when adopting the CI/CD model. Ericsson's paper on adopting continuous delivery and deployment practices and talk at DOES17 London provide additional insight.


Daniel Beck announces an important security update for Jenkins. Recently released versions 2.84 and 2.73.2 contain fixes for several security vulnerabilities for Jenkins core. The latest Swarm and Maven plugins also contain a few security fixes. Speaks! plugin has known vulnerabilities, but no fixes available. Start patching!

Missed out on Jenkins World 2017? Alyssa Tong announces that the videos for the conference are now available. All the talks are listed in a YouTube playlist.


Paul Duvall shares his vision on the next-generation of managed services. According to Paul, the next-gen MSPs will offer more self-servicing capabilities which would allow customers to rely on MSPs less.


Randall Hunt is giving us a new AWS fact: AWS ElasticSearch Service now supports VPC. But that comes with a couple of notes: 1st) currently, you cannot move existing domains to a VPC or vice-versa; 2nd) currently, Amazon ES does not support Amazon Kinesis Firehose integration for domains inside a VPC.

And here is a short nevertheless useful follow-up to our previous blog on step functions help you engage your users from Michael Wittig.

Cluster Management and Orchestration

Docker & Kubernetes

Solomon Hykes blogs about recently announced at DockerCon game changer: Docker Platform and Moby Project add native support for Kubernetes.

In the same space, Banjot Chanana gives us a good insight into Docker EE with Kubernetes. Rock on!

Configuration Management


Martin Alfke wrote a tip on how to use Puppet Bolt.

Containerization and Virtualization



Sarah Dickinson explains why Elementary chose to use Snaps for their distribution.

Monitoring and Logging


Flux7 Labs blogs about why they recommend everyone to use CloudWatch logs. Even when using other logging solutions, they recommend using CloudWatch as the first stop for logs before pushing logs to other platforms.


Vince Power wrote a comparison on NGINX load balancing vs AWS ELB.

Performance and reliability

Joe Michalowski blogs about why internal SLAs shouldn't feel like punishments. He suggests that internal SLAs should be used for setting performance expectations and highlight potential problems instead of using them for punishing business users.


Patrick Flanders blogs about how multi-cloud environments improve the security footprint of systems.


Sean Gallagher reported on the newly found WPA2 vulnerabilities and their implications.



Miguel Fernández blogged on how they mitigate replication lag and reduce MySQL read load.


DockerCon | 16-19 of October 2017 | København

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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 16/10/2017.

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