DEVOPS WEEKLY ISSUE #475 - 2nd February 2020

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A short issue this week, but with links to lots of great technical talks, a discussion of the changing role of the CIO and some kubernetes security and low-level container posts.

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News

For lots of people in large organisations, the CIO is the top role on the IT side. But the expectations, and the environment, are changing. This post explores the changing role of the CIO in response.
https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/mckinsey-digital/our-insights/the-cio-challenge-modern-business-needs-a-new-kind-of-tech-leader

A good talk on Kubernetes security, dipping into several tools but mainly showing the nature of a few specific exploits and giving tips to avoid common problems.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZWqSoCq6rw514I0ZAcs4cU-5-OJVMfO3/view

The start of a series of posts implementing a container manager/runtime, in order to better understand the relationship between high-level tools like Kubernetes and the containers that run on the operating system.
https://iximiuz.com/en/posts/conman-the-container-manager-inception/

A collection of 30 of the best technical talks from last year. Topics range from building reliable services to low-level linux features and global traffic management to testing in production.
https://medium.com/@copyconstruct/best-of-2019-in-tech-talks-bac697c3ee13

A look at some of the patterns of container evolution, in particular exploring the rise of microVMs, unikernels and container sandboxes.
https://upstart.chrishic.com/the-future-of-containers-whats-next/

A nice walkthrough of installing Cloud Foundry on Kubernetes, looking at the different tools available to do the job.
https://starkandwayne.com/blog/running-cloud-foundry-on-kubernetes-using-kubecf/

Jobs

Hiring DevOps engineers in Berlin & remotely, Arweave is a permanent information storage network, built on a new type of blockchain called a blockweave. They’re working to solve the problem of the ‘memory hole’, as formulated by George Orwell in Nineteen Eighty-Four, by building the first data storage medium that truly never forgets. Arweave works by rewarding network participants for contributing hard disk space to the network, in a similar fashion to proof of work in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Contact [email protected] or apply at:
https://stackoverflow.com/jobs/350106/devops-arweave-arweave

Tools

Rode looks like an interesting software supply chain tool. It provides for the collection, attestation and enforcement of policies, supported by Grafeas and Open Policy Agent.
https://github.com/liatrio/rode

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