Every December, the SysAdvent community publishes twenty-five articles, one per day until Christmas. The articles touch on a broad set of DevOps topics, ranging from low-level sysadmin tools to people and process issues. SysAdvent 2014 is now underway with twelve articles already published. Each SysAdvent acts like a yearly snapshot, making it possible to follow DevOps history over the years.
DigitalOcean, a young cloud hosting company based in New York has secured a funding of $50 million.
Cloud Foundry Foundation is formed to established formal open governance model for the Cloud Foundry open source Platform as a Service (PaaS).
Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, the most popular Linux distribution on the cloud launched a lightweight cloud-optimised version of the OS called Snappy Ubuntu Core.
AWS OpsWorks, the DevOps service from Amazon can be used for managing existing EC2 instances and on-premises servers running within the data center.
Strengthening their long-standing partnership, Microsoft and Accenture has announced the launch of a new hybrid cloud solution for enterprise customers.
CenturyLink, one of the largest telecommunications and cloud providers has announced the acquisition of Canada based disaster recovery software company, DataGardens.
Google’s customers can now launch Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition instances on Compute Engine. They can also move Microsoft workloads to Google Cloud Platform through the License Mobility initiative.
Mirantis released a free developer edition of Mirantis OpenStack Express with tutorials.
Docker, Inc. announced orchestration services and enterprise hub making it more attractive for enterprises to use container technology.
MapR Technologies, provider of the Apache Hadoop distribution, has open sourced their MapR-DB NoSQL database for unlimited production use. MapR-DB is a Wide Column NoSQL database with native integration to Hadoop and support for strong consistency and ACID transactions.
At their re:invent 2014 show Amazon launched AWS Key Management Service (KMS), “a managed service that makes it easy for you to create and control the encryption keys used to encrypt your data, and uses Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) to protect the security of your keys”. At launch the service supported EBS, S3 and Redshift. Additional support for Elastic Transcoder was added in late November.
53/100 speakers and 2 keynotes have been confirmed for QCon London 2015, (Mar 2-6, 2015). The 9th annual conference will feature talks from language pioneers, project leads, and practitioner case studies from companies like IBM, The Guardian, SoundCloud, ThoughtWorks, JetBrains, and more. Registration is open and new speakers and sessions are being posted to the conference site every week.
Yunong Xiao, a Software Engineer at Netflix, recently wrote in the company's official tech blog about the latency problems that his team faced while working to move Netflix website UI to Node.js. In the post, he described the complex engineering process used to find out the root cause and how it lead to the decision of substituting the underlying API framework.