DEVOPS WEEKLY
ISSUE #481 - 15th March 2020

Several posts on modern network stacks, discussion of application security, standard interfaces, packaging and serverless adoption this week.


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News
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A post (fair warning, from one of my colleagues) on the ongoing evolution of application security as cloud adoption shifts more responsibilities towards developers.

https://snyk.io/blog/cloud-transforms-it-security-appsec/


Some interesting data points from a recent survey on Serverless adoption. Everything from concerns and benefits to adoption and tooling.

https://www.oreilly.com/radar/oreilly-serverless-survey-2019-concerns-what-works-and-what-to-expect/


A nice example of building a deployment workflow for network code, in this case with Calico. Lots of demos, including using Conftest and GitHub Actions to verify network policies and ArgoCD to deploy it.

https://www.tigera.io/blog/decentralized-calico-network-security-policy-deployment-for-gitops-part2/


A discussion of where the CNAB (Cloud Native Application Bundles) packaging format fits in, and how it bridges technologies to enable a more PaaS-like experience for users.

https://blogs.endjin.com/2020/03/an-overview-of-the-azure-cnab-quickstarts-library/


A post on the evolution of interfaces in open source infrastructure, looking mainly at Kubernetes the work done on CNI, CRI, CSI and SMI.

https://medium.com/@kgamanji/interoperability-of-open-source-tools-the-emergence-of-interfaces-f3b7a90891e4


The Bazel build-tool has a high barrier to entry. This post is a good starting point if you’re building Go applications and outputting to container images.

https://brendanjryan.com/golang/bazel/2018/05/12/building-go-applications-with-bazel.html


A look at CIlium Cluster Mesh, including a deep-dive into eBPF and CNI networking stacks.

https://itnext.io/kubernetes-multi-cluster-networking-cilium-cluster-mesh-bca0f5367d84


Tools
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Monitoror is a wallboard monitoring app to monitor server status; monitor CI builds progress or even display critical values.

https://github.com/monitoror/monitoror
https://monitoror.com/



What’s the most important metric for SRE? Well, Splunk Cloud Platform SRE, Jonathan Schwietert, argues that it’s customer happiness. On Tuesday (03/17), join Splunk + VictorOps for a webinar about using SRE and observability to build customer-first applications and services:

https://go.victorops.com/devopsweekly-sre-for-happier-customers



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