IT Modernization and DevOps News Week in Review 1.13.20

IT Modernization and DevOps News Week in Review 1.13.20

By Flux7 Labs
January 13, 2020

The team at Split recently released findings from its State of Feature Delivery research in which it found that while companies are releasing faster than ever, with almost 20% releasing features daily, releases aren’t issue-free with 82% uncovering bugs in production. Moreover, these issues can take a long time to remediate with 38% reporting an MTTR of a day or more. Simultaneously, Forrester Research calculated the value of improving customer experience by just one point, and found that in some industries (auto manufacturers, we’re looking at you) the difference could mean more than $1B in additional revenue.

DevOps News


  • Atlassian announced a new Bitbucket Server integration for Jenkins. According to a blog announcement, the new Bitbucket Server integration for Jenkins plugin allows operators to streamline the entire set-up process, from creating a webhook to trigger builds in Jenkins, to posting build statuses back to Bitbucket Server. It also supports smart mirroring and lets Jenkins clone from mirrors to free up valuable resources on your primary server. The plugin is available now.
  • HashiCorp released to GA its HashiCorp Terraform cloud paid offerings.

AWS News 


  • AWS announced AutoGluon, an open source tool kit it claims will help “democratise machine learning by removing much of the hand tooling data scientists currently fill their time with.” Indeed, at AWS re:Invent, AWS had a strong focus on making ML more accessible, and with the release of AutoGluon, it continues to make the process of prototyping deep learning solutions easier for developers. The new open-source library for developers building applications involving machine learning allows them to do so by writing just a few lines of code, according to AWS.
  • Amazon has announced that AWS PrivateLink now supports Private DNS names for internal and 3rd party services, thus allowing operators to access AWS PrivateLink based services privately from within their VPC using Private DNS names. Our IT consulting services team like that this will enable them to access AWS PrivateLink based services — internal and third party — without having to change an application to use AWS specified public DNS Names.
  • Our DevOps consultants were happy to see that Amazon SES now allows operators to use their existing IP address ranges to send email. Per a blog announcement, SES now includes a feature called Bring Your Own IP (BYOIP), which makes it possible to use Amazon SES to send email through publicly-routable IP addresses that you already own.
  • Last, our AWS consulting team enjoyed this AWS blog discussing how to deploy the callback pattern of an AWS Step Functions Standard Workflow to add a manual approval step into an automated security incident response framework. Author Benjamin Smith shares how the framework can be expanded to automatically remediate, per individual, defined policy actions.

Flux7 News


Read our two new AWS case studies about how the Flux7 IT consulting services team developed and built an AWS-Based Tableau Infrastructure for a leading biopharmaceutical organization focused on curing cancer. And, the security best-practices we helped put into place in our AWS infrastructure in order to ensure the security of the company’s intellectual property, and patient’s personal data. 

Flux7 Helps BioPharma Beat Cancer with AWS-Based Tableau Infrastructure

AWS Security Hub, Tableau Backup Solution Keep BioPharma Research Secure

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Written by Flux7 Labs

Flux7, an NTT DATA Company, is the only Sherpa on the DevOps journey that assesses, designs, and teaches while implementing a holistic solution for its enterprise customers, thus giving its clients the skills needed to manage and expand on the technology moving forward. Not a reseller or an MSP, Flux7 recommendations are 100% focused on customer requirements and creating the most efficient infrastructure possible that automates operations, streamlines and enhances development, and supports specific business goals.