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AWS Organizations Offers Centralized Policy-Based Account Management

by Steffen Opel on  Mar 31, 2017

After a three month preview since re:Invent 2016, Amazon Web Services has recently moved AWS Organizations to general availability. The new service allows to centrally manage multiple AWS accounts within a hierarchy of organizational units and attach service control policies with fine-grained access permissions. AWS Organizations also supersede the formerly separate consolidated billing feature.

Overview of the Reliable Event Delivery System at Spotify

by Jan Stenberg on  Mar 31, 2017

Spotify clients generate up to 1.5 million events per second at peak hours and all are handled by their Event Delivery System, designed to have a predictable latency and to never lose an event, Igor Maravic noted in his presentation at the recent QCon London conference, where he gave a high level overview of the system and some of the key operational aspects.

Public Docker Image Vulnerability Research Findings Released

by Hrishikesh Barua on  Mar 30, 2017 2

A researcher from Federacy released a report analyzing vulnerabilities in Docker images in public repositories. 24% of images were found to have significant vulnerabilities, with Ubuntu based ones having the most and Debian based ones having the least.

Vaadin Releases Version 8 of Their Polyglot Framework

by Michael Redlich on  Mar 26, 2017

Four years since the release of version 7, Vaadin released version 8 of their polyglot framework that features 21 improvements in areas of typesafe APIs and performance.

HashiCorp Terraform 0.9. Released with State Locking, State Environments, and Destroy Provisioners

by Daniel Bryant on  Mar 26, 2017

HashiCorp have released Terraform 0.9., which includes: significant improvements to how remote state is managed, including state locking, ‘state environments’ and a new centralised initialisation command ‘terraform init’; destroy provisioners that can be configured run before a resource is destroyed; and resource interrupts, allowing the immediate interrupts to be handled with custom logic.

Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Adds Linkerd, gRPC, and CoreDNS to Growing Portfolio

by Daniel Bryant on  Mar 25, 2017

Since the beginning of 2017 the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has added three new projects to their portfolio for hosting and stewardship, including: linkerd, a transparent proxy ‘service mesh’ that provides service discovery, failure handling and visibility; gRPC, a language agnostic high performance RPC framework; and CoreDNS, a fast and configurable cloud native DNS server.

Agile is King, But Continuous Integration is an Elusive Goal

by Rui Miguel Ferreira on  Mar 23, 2017 4

A recent survey led by Dimension Data on the testing trends in modern development teams shows that agile methods are widely adopted, whereas only a few organizations reported the ability to deploy on a hourly-basis, an increasing goal amongst the respondents.

HelloFresh's Migration to a New API Gateway to Enable Microservices

by Hrishikesh Barua on  Mar 22, 2017 2

HelloFresh recently migrated their applications to a new API gateway with zero downtime. Their Director of Engineering, Ítalo Lelis de Vietro, shared the challenges and the migration process in a recent article.

Platform9 Introduces 'Kube2Go' Alongside Managed Kubernetes and 'Fission' Serverless Framework

by Daniel Bryant on  Mar 21, 2017

Platform9 has released ‘Kube2Go’, a Kubernetes deployment service, which complements their recently launched multi-cloud managed Kubernetes offering and ‘Fission’ open source serverless framework that runs on top of Kubernetes.

Conference Recap: Google Cloud Next

by Richard Seroter on  Mar 14, 2017 4

Cloud enthusiasts from around the world attended Google Cloud Next to hear an update from the search giant. Three broad themes emerged from the many keynotes and 200+ sessions: service scale and maturity, usable machine learning, and enterprise-friendliness.

Open Source Linkerd Project Celebrates First Anniversary in Quest to Become TCP/IP of Microservices

by Michael Redlich on  Mar 13, 2017

Bouyant, a cloud-native services company, announced the one-year anniversary of Linkerd, an open source “service mesh” project for cloud-native microservices-based applications. William Morgan, founder and CEO of Bouyant, spoke exclusively to InfoQ about this milestone.

How JD.com Moved to Kubernetes from OpenStack

by Hrishikesh Barua on  Mar 13, 2017

JD.com, one of China’s largest e-commerce companies, recently shared their experience in adopting Kubernetes to evolve to an application container based infrastructure from an OpenStack-managed IaaS one. The move, that also includes an in-house component for networking, improved resource utilization by 30%.

Is it Possible to Test Programmable Infrastructure? Matt Long at QCon London Made the Case for "Yes"

by Daniel Bryant on  Mar 12, 2017

At QCon London, Matt Long, QA Consultant at OpenCredo presented “Testing Programmable Infrastructure with Ruby”. Key takeaways included: it is possible to test programmable infrastructure at the unit, integration, and acceptance level; Ruby provides the power of a full programming language for integration and acceptance tests, and is often understood by both testers and sysadmins;

Improving IT Performance with Continuous Delivery

by Ben Linders on  Mar 11, 2017

The main benefit of continuous delivery is lower-risk releases; comprehensive test automation and continuous integration are practices that have the biggest impact on IT performance. Research of continuous delivery and IT performance tells us that implementing continuous delivery practices leads to higher IT performance and high performers achieve both higher tempo and higher levels of stability.

Public Review of JSON-P Specification 1.1 is Now Open

by Michael Redlich on  Mar 08, 2017 1

Public review of JSR 374: Java API for JSON Processing (JSON-P) version 1.1 is now open. This version adds support for IETF standards and is expected to be included in the release of J2EE 8 along with Java API for JSON Binding (JSON-B).

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