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This week in #DevOps (29/06/2017)

Posted by Jaakko Pallari on Thu, Jun 29, 2017

Welcome to the 131st edition of #ThisWeekInDevOps !

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

New Content



Brent Laster illustrates how you can extend you Jenkins pipelines with shared libraries.



Michael Bruns talks about what serverless is a good fit for, how it actually works and in which cases it would be better to look at other options.

Google Cloud

Zack Ontiveros announces Cloud Identity support for GCP.

Cluster Management and Orchestration


Michael Stowe wrote a blog about what to consider when it comes to Kubernetes 1.7. Eric Chiang blogged about the depcrecation of TPR in favor of CRD in Kubernates 1.7.

Configuration Management


Kevin Henner wrote a report on the new updates to the Puppet learning VM. The focus on the new VM is to simulate a real world architecture set up instead of focusing on solely Puppet code.

Monitoring and Logging


Daniel Berman reports on the history and evolution of ELK's log shippers.

Alexandra White demonstrates how to do rolling deployments using Docker Compose in Triton.

Rafal Kuć wrote a very detailed comparison between Elasticsearch VS Solr.



Gao Chao blogged about custom sharding cache keys across multiple ElastiCache machines.



Dan Goodin wrote about the new Petya self-replication ransomware. This is another iteration of the WCry outbreak that made use of the exploits stolen from the NSA.

Secret Management

HashiCorp Vault

Matthew Lapworth shares details on how Vault helps New Relic manage secrets for their digital intelligence platform.

Site Reliability Engineering

Adrian Hilton blogs about how to spread SRE support across multiple applications. He explores questions like how to know when a company SRE team is at its limit, how to choose the best subset of applications to support, and when the SRE team should drop support for an application.

New Releases

Calico 2.3 | Summary of release notes:

  • Significant Performance Improvements
  • v1 NetworkPolicy API Support
  • Introducing Typha – and Greater Scale

Weave Net 2.0 | Summary of release notes:

  • A peer discovery feature via Weave Cloud
  • An updated Docker Swarm plugin
  • Weave Net’s CLI changes


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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 26/06/2017.

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