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DevOps and the Key to High Performance: Nicole Forsgren at the DevOps Enterprise Summit London

by Daniel Bryant on  May 30, 2017

In preparation for the upcoming DevOps Enterprise Summit in London, InfoQ sat down with Dr Nicole Forsgren, CEO and chief scientist at DORA, and discussed the fundamentals of DevOps, the challenges of specifying organisational goals, and how to measure high performance.

AWS Lambda Support Added to AWS X-Ray Distributed Tracing Service

by Daniel Bryant on  May 30, 2017

Following from the General Availability (GA) release of the AWS X-Ray distributed tracing service in April, Amazon has added AWS Lambda support for AWS X-Ray, enabling function invocations and associated metadata to be recorded, displayed graphically via the AWS Console, and analysed for debugging or fault resolution purposes.

Microservices and Modularity

by Mark Little on  May 29, 2017 3

Gene Hughson discusses how the reasons for choosing microservices are important and that he does not believe improved modularity is a valid reason. Furthermore, this applies equally well to the data architecture where he believes that a disciplined, monolithic team can maintain modularity in a monolithic data architecture.

The Technology Stack at Medium

by Andrew Morgan on  May 27, 2017

Medium is an online publishing platform developed by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams. Launched in 2012, it now has over 60 million unique monthly visitors. The technology stack behind the site includes deployment to AWS, applications and services written in NodeJS and Go, data storage with DynamoDB, and Amazon Redshift as their data warehouse.

Google, IBM and Lyft Open-Source Microservice Service-Mesh Istio

by Abel Avram on  May 27, 2017

Google, IBM and Lyft have open sourced Istio (Greek word for “sail”), a framework for managing, securing and monitoring microservices.

Calculating the Operations Cost of Software You Haven't Developed: Q&A with John Davis from easyJet

by Daniel Bryant on  May 26, 2017 1

At the DevOps Enterprise Summit, John Davis, lead architect at EasyJet, will present “Calculating the Operations Cost of Software You Haven't Developed”. InfoQ sat down with Davis to discuss how traditional organisations can migrate to a more collaborative “DevOps”-enabled approach for implementing IT projects, and how project management and costing will change.

Metrics Collection and Monitoring at Robinhood Engineering

by Hrishikesh Barua on  May 23, 2017

The Robinhood server operations team published a series of articles talking about their metrics collection, monitoring and alerting infrastructure. OpenTSDB, Grafana, Kafka and Riemann form the core of the stack, with Kafka acting as a proxy layer from which the data is pushed into Riemann for stream processing of the metrics and into OpenTSDB for storage.

Datacenter Operators: Bumpy Ride Running Containers on Infrastructure Built for VMs

by Michael Redlich on  May 23, 2017 1

Specialized container technology company Diamanti was named a “cool vendor” by Gartner for their hyperconverged container platform. Mark Balch, VP of products and marketing, spoke to InfoQ with his take on the current friction that containers are creating between developers and data center operators.

Self-Service Operations: Better, Faster, Cheaper? Damon Edwards at DevOps Enterprise Summit

by Daniel Bryant on  May 22, 2017

In preparation for the upcoming DevOps Enterprise Summit in London, InfoQ sat down with Damon Edwards, co-founder at Rundeck, Inc, and discussed the benefits and implementation of “Self-Service Operations”.

Moby and LinuxKit Open Source from Docker

by Chris Swan on  May 19, 2017

At DockerCon in Austin, Docker Inc announced two significant open source projects, Moby and LinuxKit. Moby essentially marks the split of Docker the open source project from Docker Inc the company, with the docker/docker GitHub repo moved to moby/moby. LinuxKit provides a set of tools to build ‘custom Linux subsystems that only include exactly the components the runtime platform requires’.

QCon San Francisco 2017 Tickets on Sale; Committee Announced; Top Podcasts & Top Talks from 2016

by Wesley Reisz on  May 18, 2017

QCon San Francisco, the 11th annual Bay Area software conference that attracts attendees from all over the world, returns to the Silicon Valley area November 13-15, 2017 and tickets are officially on sale.

Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) Released in Preview: In-Memory Cache for Read-Intensive Workloads

by Daniel Bryant on  May 16, 2017

AWS has released Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) in preview, a fully managed write-through caching service that sits logically in front of DynamoDB tables in order to improve performance for read-intensive workloads. DAX is API-compatible with DynamoDB, meaning that existing applications will not have to be re-written to take advantage of DAX.

Weaveworks Adds Release Automation and Incident Management to Weave Cloud Continuous Delivery SaaS

by Daniel Bryant on  May 15, 2017

Weaveworks has released new features for the Weave Cloud SaaS platform that aims to simplify deployment, monitoring and management for containers and microservices, including: incident management with historical audit, instant query, and customisable analytics and dashboards; release automation and point-in-time rollback for continuous delivery pipelines; and advanced Kubernetes troubleshooting.

Microsoft Announces Draft .NET Architecture Guidance

by Michael Stiefel on  May 12, 2017

Four application architecture guidance drafts are available from Microsoft. These drafts cover four areas: Microservices and Docker, ASP.NET Web Applications, Azure Cloud Deployment, and Xamarin Mobile Applications. Each guidance consists of a set of documents appropriate for the topic. Microsoft wants feedback from the general community on these draft documents.

Red Hat Releases Next Generation of OpenShift Online

by Andrew Morgan on  May 11, 2017

Red Hat has announced the initial availability of the next generation of OpenShift Online, the PaaS cloud application platform. This next edition is re-engineered to be built on top of OpenShift container platform, powered by open source tools such as Docker and Kubernetes.

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