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Stack Overflow Becomes HTTPS by Default

by Andrew Morgan on  Jun 06, 2017

Nick Craver, architecture lead at StackOverflow, has published a blog announcing StackOverflow's migration to HTTPS. Some of the technical challenges along the way included supporting hundreds of domains, migrating URL’s, user generated content, and meeting the sites stringent performance requirements.

Puppet Releases Its 2017 State of DevOps Report

by Hrishikesh Barua on  Jun 06, 2017

The Puppet State of DevOps Report 2017 shows that high-performing IT teams are deploying more frequently and recovering faster. There is more focus on automation, with loosely coupled architectures and teams facilitating continuous delivery. Transformational leadership and lean product management practices are also key drivers behind high performing teams.

Ocado Technology Releases “Kubermesh”, a Prototype Self-Provisioning Mesh Network Kubernetes Cluster

by Daniel Bryant on  Jun 04, 2017

The Ocado Technology team has created Kubermesh, a prototype “bare-metal, self-hosted, self-healing, self-provisioning, partial-mesh network Kubernetes cluster”. Kubermesh can essentially be seen as the glue joining several technologies together to form a container deployment platform consisting of an OSPF3 partial-mesh network and a iPXE-booted self-installing Kubernetes deployment.

Atlassian Announces Bamboo 6.0 and Bitbucket Server 5.0

by Ben Linders on  Jun 01, 2017

Atlassian annouced new versions of Bamboo and Bitbucket Server, two tools aimed to support DevOps in enterprises. New functionalities include configuration as code, enhanced build control, and build progress monitoring.

Building Starling Bank in the Cloud: Greg Hawkins Discusses Open Banking, DevOps and Hackathons

by Daniel Bryant on  May 31, 2017

At QCon London, Greg Hawkins presented “Building and Trusting a Cloud Bank”in which he discussed how the Starling Bank team has created a UK Bank running on the AWS public cloud. InfoQ caught up with Hawkins at a recent StarlingDev Hackathon, and discussed Open Banking and PSD2, the challenges of legacy applications, and what the future holds for online banking.

Red Hat to Acquire Codenvy to Extend DevOps Tools Capability

by Helen Beal on  May 31, 2017

Red Hat has announced the acquisition of Codenvy, an Agile and cloud-native tools provider. Financial terms of the deal are not being publicly disclosed.

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”.

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