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This week in #DevOps (19/09/2017)

Posted by Jaakko Pallari on Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Welcome to edition number 143 of #ThisWeekInDevOps !

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

New Content


Anita from Weaveworks blogged about Continuous Delivery The Hard Way.

Travis CI

Sven Fuchs wrote about some of the limitations of Travis CI's build stages which have been recently addressed.



Jeff Barr announces availability of EC2 instances with 4 TB of memory. The new x1e.32xlarge instances are available in four AWS regions: US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo). He also announces that EC2 instances and EBS volumes will be billed in one-second increments starting 2nd of October.

Flux7 Labs demonstrate how to implement a continuous deployment pipeline for serverless applications using AWS SAM and CodePipeline.

Google Cloud

Lorne Kligerman announces the beta release of managed SSL/TLS certificates for Google App Engine applications. The managed certificates are available at no charge.

Gianluca Brindisi, Carly Schneider, Anton Sapozhnikov, Chris Law, and Carrie McDaniel blog about Spotify's and Google's experience working together building Forseti, an open source toolkit for GCP security.


Mark Russinovich announces Azure confidential computing, a service for encrypting dat while in use. Azure confidential computing is available as an early access program.

Cluster Management and Orchestration


Erez Rabih goes over a monitoring setup example for a Kubernetes cluster.

Neil McAllister announces Tectonic Sandbox, the easy way to test drive enterprise-ready Kubernetes.

Configuration Management


Martin Alfke wrote an article explaining when should we place data in hiera.

Containerization and Virtualization

Derek Weeks made a comparison of container orchestrators.

Monitoring and Logging


Jon Gifford wrote an article on how Loggly tries to detect hotspots on their Elasticsearch cluster.

Asaf Yigal wrote a guide explaining how to migrate from Splunk to the ELK stack.

Hosted Graphite

Here's how the @HostedGraphite team built a fault tolerant distributed alerting system in Python.



Peter Bright reported how a a new Azure feature will encrypt data at rest, in transit and also when being computed on in-memory.

New Releases

HashiCorp Packer 1.1.0 | Release highlights:

  • New builders for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, LXC, and LXD.
  • Windows support for Puppet
  • Amazon tags applied at launch

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That is all for this edition of #ThisWeekInDevOps. If you want to get in touch with us regarding any DevOps news or content here's our details:

Also if you are interested in the latest Scala news you can check Petr's blog post: This week in #Scala 18/09/2017.

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