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This week in #DevOps (20/12/2016)

Posted by Laura Bria on Thu, Dec 22, 2016

Welcome to the 105th edition of #ThisWeekInDevOps !
This blog aims to keep you up to date with the latest news from the world of DevOps.

New Content


The SysAdvent series continues with more interesting articles. Here are a few links from this week’s posts:



Noah Zoschke experimented with Amazon’s Elastic File System (EFS) service on a real web app running across multiple instances and shared his thoughts about the challenges encountered.

@awscloud announces: Amazon ECS – Support for Windows Containers (Beta).

Andrew Langhorn takes a look at ways for limiting your Attack Surface in the AWS cloud.

Nitheesh Poojary describes the session management options for Web-Applications on AWS Cloud.

James Andrews shared some ideas about ”Taming and controlling storage volumes” on AWS.

Lennart Koopmann looks at ways to protect your AWS network with FlowLogs.

Doug Ireton blogged about: Paginating AWS API responses with the Boto3 SDK.

Here’s the list of AWS webinars announced for January.

Google Cloud

Prajakta Joshi explains how to build scalable private services on Google Cloud with Internal Load Balancing.



Check out this series of in-depth articles on what's new in Kubernetes 1.5 covering so far:

  • Introducing Container Runtime Interface (CRI) in Kubernetes by Yu-Ju Hong
  • StatefulSet: Run and Scale Stateful Applications Easily in Kubernetes by Kenneth Owens and Eric Tune
  • Windows Server Support Comes to Kubernete by Michael Michael


    Mark Church takes a look at the different Docker Networking Drivers and their use cases.


    @coreos introduces rkt’s ability to automatically detect privilege escalation attacks on containers.


    In this session from this year’s AWS re:Invent, Alfonso Acosta and Paul Maddox described how Weave open source projects (Weave and Weave Scope) can help with networking, visualization, and control for ECS.

    @weaveworks and @kinvolkio blogged about: Testing Distributed Systems with Weave Scope’s Traffic Control Plugin.



    Asaf Yigal wrote about OpenStack monitoring and provided a step-by-step guide that shows how to retrieve, ship, and analyze the data using the ELK Stack.


    Jorge Salamero illustrates how to use Sysdig Tracers to track down application bottlenecks.


    Weave Flux | A tool for turning container images into running Kubernetes services

    New Releases

    Apache Mesos 0.28.3 | This release includes some important bug fixes and improvements on top of 0.28.2.

    Cake Solutions are hiring DevOps Engineers!

    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 19/12/2016.

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