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This week in #DevOps (12/09/2017)

Posted by Guido Dobboletta on Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Welcome to edition number 142 of #ThisWeekInDevOps !

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

New Content

Release Management

describes how Facebook changed their from a "cherry-picking" to a "push-from-master" approach over a period of one year.



blogged about .

gives a summary of .

Google Cloud

Dave Stiver and Michael Korbacher announce . The new region, europe-west-3, is located in Frankfurt.


announces that . provides .

announces , an Azure VM family for handling high burst workloads at a lower price.

Cluster Management and Orchestration


blogged about .

announces , which enhances the integration between Kubernetes and NGINX.

announces .

Configuration Management


on the upcoming release of Ansible Tower 3.2 which focuses on making automation more powerful and customizable.


wrote a post detailing how to write custom facts using Puppet in a Windows environment.

wrote a on how to have a reusable and automated hiera eyaml setup.

Monitoring and Logging

Andrew Alexeev announces , a monitoring suite for NGINX.


wrote an on how to monitor Docker and Kubernetes using Datadog.



announced a worrying at Equifax, this may affect up to 143 million US citizens and could pose a high risk of identity theft.


Rathnadevi Manivannan wrote a comparison between .


| Ice provides a birds-eye view of our large and complex cloud landscape from a usage and cost perspective.

New Releases

| Included in this release:

  • Lazy Lease Loading: leases on dynamic credentials and Vault tokens are loaded asynchronously in the background while Vault continues to service requests.
  • SSH login with vault ssh using certificates.
  • Signing of self-issued certificates in PKI

| Included in this release:

  • Breaking change: Both Ansible provisioners are now capable of automatically setting the compatibility_mode that best fits with the Ansible version in use.
  • Support for two-factor authentication
  • Improved resilience of some VirtualBox commands

| Included in this release:

  • Improved handling for node IP address changes
  • WAN join for cloud providers
  • RPC rate limiter
  • Network segments (only available in the enterprise edition)

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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 11/09/2017.

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