DEVOPS WEEKLY ISSUE #313 - 25th December 2016

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A short issue today (well, it is Christmas day) but still some great content from the last week or so on everything from container networking, lessons from security breaches, load balancing and more.

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News

A great rundown of a selection of production errors caused by mistakes made by the team at The Guardian. Some excellent lessons learned too. If anyone else is brave enough to do a post like this let me know.
https://www.theguardian.com/info/developer-blog/2016/dec/18/what-we-learnt-from-our-mistakes-in-2016

Some great lessons learned from being involved in a large number of security incidents. Good practical tips and things to ponder based on more data that most of us have.
https://medium.com/starting-up-security/learning-from-a-year-of-security-breaches-ed036ea05d9b#.matzyfiok

A solid presentation on how to go about implementing continuous delivery when using containers.
http://www.slideshare.net/dbryant_uk/oreillynginx-2016-continuous-delivery-with-containers-the-trials-and-tribulations

A useful reminder that configuration management is as much about documentation and relationships as anything to do with changing state.
https://www.axelos.com/news/blogs/november-2016/what-is-configuration-management

AWS plays an increasing role in many infrastructure deployments, so insights into how competing products may evolve in the future is interesting, both from the point of view of would-be creators but also consumers.
https://medium.com/@cloud_opinion/competing-with-aws-17b69d3e15bb#.2kn5zwdnv
https://medium.com/@cloud_opinion/competing-with-aws-part-2-fa4bff3843fa#.g3o6mrehe

2016 was definitely a year where people had to get more interested in networking, partly driven by the needs of containers and designs of cluster managers. These two posts make for a good overview.
https://jvns.ca/blog/2016/12/22/container-networking/
https://medium.com/@anne_e_currie/kubernetes-aws-networking-for-dummies-like-me-b6dedeeb95f3#.szm0if2g7

A good article all about load balancing, and in particular the difference between using a load balancer and using it well.
http://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=3028689

A collected set of talks from the recent Systems we Love conference - everything from NTP and BGP to man pages and AWK.
https://blog.bradfieldcs.com/all-the-talks-from-systems-we-love-debcd9cffca#.ekxae0zzi

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