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This week in #DevOps (28/11/2017)

Posted by Jaakko Pallari on Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Welcome to edition number 153 of #ThisWeekInDevOps !

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


This week’s edition will be the last one for the year as This Week In DevOps is going to take a winter break. But don’t worry, dear reader, we’ll be back to our regular schedule in the second week of January!

New Content


Giles Gaskell introduces tutorials in the Jenkins user documentation. In this blog post, he talks about why Jenkins user documentation now has tutorials, what topics those tutorials will be covering, and how they’re useful for the newcomers.


WeaveWorks announces Flux 1.1, an open source continuous deployment tool for Kubernetes.



Not that difficult to anticipate the next genegeration m# instances announced by Jeff Barr, but the new h1 type took us by surprise. A good one!

Busiest man on the planet these day with re:Invent ongoing in Vegas, Jeff Barr gives us a bit of insight into what private links are.

And last one this week from the Jeff Barr, Media Services is being announced as a tool for those businesses that try to thrive in the world of media content streaming.

Diego Tiziani and Andrew Larkin blog about the first day impressions from this year’s AWS re:Invent. For Diego, the first day of re:Invent has been about the community. Andrew talks about the new AWS Elemental Media Service and the workflow problems it solves.

Google Cloud

Google Cloud announces through the voice of Aparna Sinha that fees is being cut down on Kubernetes Engine.

Configuration Management

Ian Miell blogs about ten things he wishes he’d known about chef. A detailed analysis of 10 tips that will help you to make your life easier whether you are an experiencied or a new Chef user.


Martin Alfke wrote a tip on how to document Puppet modules.


Sean Carolan wrote a blog on how to automate configuration management on bare metal servers using Chef and HPE.

Load balancing

Andrew Marshall announces a new local and global load balancing solution built on NGINX Plus and Cedexis. The solution utilises Cedexis Radar to detect network traffic issues and adjusts the load balancing accordingly.

Monitoring and Logging


John Matson announced the new log collection feature in Datadog.


Kalyan Ramanathan wrote a blog post detailing how you can monitor Kubernetes powered applications using Sumo Logic.



Brian Krebs reported a highly sensitive exploit in which you can log in as root without supplying a password.


Another SRE Weekly with 8 outages reported (and their analysis). Also (as always) a few articles.

Kevin Casey blogs about 7 habits of a highly successful SRE. This article dives into each one of those 7 habits and explains why they are important in Site Reliability Engineering.


The Chaos Toolkit | The Chaos Toolkit is a free, open source project that enables you to create and apply Chaos Experiments to various types of infrastructure, platforms and applications

Escape | Escape is a framework which makes it easy to apply release engineering principles, such as versioning, testing, deployment and roll-back to every platform component throughout the software life-cycle.

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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 27/11/2017.

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