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This week in #DevOps (21/03/2017)

Posted by Laura Bria on Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Welcome to the 117th edition of #ThisWeekInDevOps !
This blog aims to keep you up to date with the latest news from the world of DevOps.

New Content

CICD

explains why and what you should consider as alternatives.

Jenkins

sums up the events from FOSDEM 2017 and shared the videos from two Jenkins related .

TravisCI

announced TravisCI's , a new smart build management feature.

CLOUD

AWS

shows us how, using EC2 Systems Manager, we could . Useful for those wanting to mature faster using immutable infrastructure.

brings to our attention that the AWS Elasticsearch service now supports ! Excellent time if you were looking to upgrade.

Google Cloud

Scott Ellis reminds us that at Google Cloud Next '17 they unveiled the . It's still in beta so now's a good time to try it out and give your feedback if this is something you'll use.

LOAD BALANCING

NGINX

shows how you can use nginScript to comply with . Remember that IP addresses are legally recognised as personal information.

DigitalOcean

blogged about .

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

Chef

introduces , an open-source testing framework that uses a human-readable language to define infrastructure tests and compliance controls. InSpec can locally or remotely test a host and report back its compliance status.

CONTAINERIZATION AND VIRTUALIZATION

Docker

demonstrates how you can test your Docker images using .

Rancher

gave some insights on using Packer, Ansible, Terraform, and docker.

CLUSTER MANAGEMENT AND ORCHESTRATION

DC/OS

introduces .

MONITORING AND LOGGING

ELK

shows us with a detailed how we can easily monitor Docker containers using the ELK stack.

Apache

Emily Chang did a 3 part guide on detailed apache monitoring. It's a very interesting read which gives insight on the metrics you should be monitoring on an Apache Webserver. .

SECURITY

Microsoft

wrote a on a virtual machine escape exploit at the Pwn2Own hacking contest. The chinese security team successfully escaped the Edge browser VM and sandbox.

CHAOS ENGINEERING

Netflix

discussed the motivation behind Netflix's . He also talks about how they implemented ChAP, and how Netflix service teams are using it to identify systemic weaknesses.

WAYS OF WORKING

Akos Szokodi, Balint Csak and Tamas Torok blogged about how you can create a for your team that ensures everyone’s code follows the same style guide and goes through predefined tests to check functional quality.

New Releases

| This release includes:

  • Improved IP Auto-Detection Options
  • New Cross-Subnet Option in IP-in-IP Mode for Traffic Handling
  • Host Protection Now Applies to Forwarded Traffic
  • Untracked Policies and Support for High Load Applications
  • Endpoint Labeling Support for Docker
  • Improved IP Selection Configurations
  • Felix 100% Written in Go

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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 20/03/2017).

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