IT Modernization and DevOps News Week in Review 3.9.2020

IT Modernization and DevOps News Week in Review 3.9.2020

By Flux7 Labs
March 9, 2020

Results of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s annual survey are here. In it, they reveal that cloud-native technology use has reached a tipping point. Eighty-four percent of respondents, for example, report now using containers in production, a 61 percent change from just three years ago. Kubernetes saw similar growth in inspiring IT modernization efforts, with 78% reporting its use in production.


CNCF reports up and coming technologies to include serverless with 41% reporting its use in production and service mesh with 47% of respondents currently evaluating a service mesh for their organization. Last, respondents report increasing their release cycles, with daily releases having grown 15% from last year alone.

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DevOps News

  • The Google Cloud Next event will now be held as a free, online event. Still scheduled for April 6-8, attendees can now stream keynotes, and sessions online.
  • GitLab has introduced continuous accessibility testing as a new feature in GitLab 12.8.
  • As the traditional mainframe application development market transitions to DevOps, BMC has announced its intent to acquire mainframe mainstay Compuware.
  • HashiCorp Terraform Sentinel v2 imports are now in technology preview.
  • Our DevOps consulting team enjoyed this blog by Martin Fowler, The Elephant in the Architecture in which he shares why business value should be treated as an architectural attribute. 

AWS News 

  • AWS unveiled this week AWS Config multi-account and multi-region support for advanced query. This new feature combines advanced query’s ability to query resource configuration properties of AWS resources with configuration aggregators. Thus, allowing users to run the same queries across accounts and regions. According to AWS, this provides operators with an easy mechanism to query their entire AWS footprint — all from a central account.
  • AWS updates AWS ParallelCluster to 2.6.0. The updates include native integration with CloudWatch to send HPC cluster and job scheduler logs to CloudWatch. Support for NICE DCV has been extended to Ubuntu 18 and Amazon Linux 2. And, users can choose to create a persistent FSx for Lustre file system, higher burst speeds, and smaller increment granularity for file system sizes.
  • Amazon Redshift introduced column-level access control for Redshift data. Users can now use column-level grant and revoke statements.
  • Amazon announced that its Amplify Console has added a command-line interface. The new CLI allows users to configure continuous deployment with its fully managed hosting service.

Flux7 News

  • As development releases faster to production, having a software repository that can keep pace while growing the reliability of the release process is important. Read our recommendations for DevOps organizations looking to move their artifactories in our latest blog, JFrog Artifactory on AWS: Migration Best Practices.
  • Each week AWS features innovative cloud architectures from its partners and customers in a video feature it calls, This is My Architecture. We’re excited to share that a new episode features our very own DevOps Engineer, Arthur Mandel, and David Fluck from Toyota Research Institute. In the episode, they highlight how two technologies — AWS P3 GPU instances and AWS Service Catalog — enable TRI data scientists to more quickly progress their research.

Toyota Research Institute: On-Demand Self-Service Portal for Data Scientists to Process Data Sets

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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.