DEVOPS WEEKLY ISSUE #335 - 28th May 2017

2 minute read

From big-picture views of containers and networking, to interesting new tools, views on the evils of feature branching and experience reports of using various tools.

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An excellent blog post series on the future of the network. Lots of details of future problems and how hardware and software solutions are emerging.
https://blog.mccrory.me/2017/05/22/the-future-of-the-network/
https://blog.mccrory.me/2017/05/22/the-future-of-the-network-part-2/
https://blog.mccrory.me/2017/05/22/the-future-of-the-network-part-2/
https://blog.mccrory.me/2017/05/25/networks-openness-istio-the-future-of-networks-part-4/

A solid argument against feature branching, arguing that there are many ways of using a distributed version control system, not all of them good.
https://speakerdeck.com/tdpauw/xp2017-feature-branching-is-evil

A good post about current serverless deployment practices, covering blue/green and canary releases.
https://medium.com/@PaulDJohnston/serverless-and-deployment-issues-d26e15fa1ae3

ChefConf last week saw some interesting additions to the InSpec testing tool, with support for testing AWS, Azure and vSphere resources.
https://blog.chef.io/2017/05/23/inspec-launches-support-cloud-platform-assessments/

A good write-up of the Monitorama conference last week, with write-ups from some of the talks and links to the videos from the three days.
https://michael-kehoe.io/post/monitorama-2017-summary/

A solid comparison of Salt, Ansible and StackStorm. Explains the differences in architectures and looks at support and security capabilities.
https://medium.com/@anthonypjshaw/ansible-v-s-salt-saltstack-v-s-stackstorm-3d8f57149368

A nice detailed example of using Nomad, Consul and Envoy together to provide a fabric for deploying container-based applications.
http://timperrett.com/2017/05/13/nomad-with-envoy-and-consul

An interesting set of posts taking a big-picture view of containers and orchestrators and why all the interest.
http://container-solutions.com/containers-best-cloud-native-tool/
https://container-solutions.com/dynamic-management-real-ops-disruptor/

A useful starting point for anyone working with VPC networks in AWS. Covers space size and tips for subnetting.
https://ukcloud.pro/aws-vpc-subnetting-and-addressing-6dd627a0ef50

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