DEVOPS WEEKLY ISSUE #361 - 26th November 2017

2 minute read

Several posts this week on adapting to modern systems architecture practices, including looking specifically at logging and monitoring, monorepos and multi-cloud. A few deep-dive technical posts too on containerd and the difference between Docker images and instances.

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News

Deciding whether to adopt a monorepo or a multi-repo approach to organising your code is an interesting exercise. This post lays out the pros and cons of each option.
http://www.gigamonkeys.com/mono-vs-multi/

This post explains some of the issues faced with logging when moving to a microservices architecture, and looks at solutions including structured logging, schemas and tracing.
https://medium.com/@kathrynjonas/transitioning-logging-and-monitoring-systems-at-the-economist-3c6116ba30a8

Adopting new technologies and processes is a journey, and this post tries to explain the steps on that journey from proof-of-concept to transformation.
https://container-solutions.com/structure-day-2-problems/

Helm Charts provide a way for packaging up Kubernetes applications. This post looks at how chart usage is evolving with higher-level features and composition.
https://codeengineered.com/blog/2017/helm-chart-higher-level-programming/

Containerd recently implemented namespaces, which allow for a number of multi-tenancy use cases. This post shows how these work, and why they could be useful.
https://blog.mobyproject.org/containerd-namespaces-for-docker-kubernetes-and-beyond-d6c43f565084

For those that like to understand how things work under the hood, this post on what’s inside a scratch container is a great introduction to what happens to a Docker/runc container image at runtime.
https://embano1.github.io/post/scratch/

A collection of tips for designing multi-cloud systems, with some diagrams explaining the various possible evolutions of the architecture.
https://www.simform.com/multi-cloud-architecture/

Azure has been shipping some interesting Kubernetes features recently and this post does a good job of introducing using Azure Container Instances with Kubernetes.
https://anthonychu.ca/post/windows-containers-aci-connector-kubernetes/

User expectations change over time, and this post explores the changing attitudes to availability. Other service level expectations are changing in similar ways too.
https://www.itproportal.com/features/availability-has-a-new-meaning-and-it-doesnt-include-planned-downtime/

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Tools

SPIFFE is a set of open-source standards for securely identifying software systems in dynamic and heterogeneous production environments. It’s still in development, but a useful shared solution to a common problem.
https://spiffe.io/
https://github.com/spiffe/spiffe

The Chaos Toolkit is a set of tools for describing and running chaos engineering style experiments against your systems. The tutorial does a good job of introducing the toolset.
http://chaostoolkit.org/
https://github.com/chaostoolkit/

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