IT Modernization and DevOps News Week in Review 6.22.2020

IT Modernization and DevOps News Week in Review 6.22.2020

By Flux7 Labs
June 22, 2020

In this week’s IT Modernization news, Google announces the beta launch of Filestore High Scale. Called the next step in the evolution of Google’s file storage product, Filestore High Scale is inspired by researchers using HPC to discover a solution to COVID-19. The new tier adds the ability to easily deploy shared file systems that can scale extensively.

Microsoft acquires ADRM Software to expand its data and AI offerings. The companies announce that they will combine ADRM’s industry models with Azure storage and compute allowing customer data to be brought together more quickly, and at scale. 

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DevOps News

  • At HashiConf Digital, HashiCorp announced the HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP), what it’s dubbing a new flagship cloud offering. With the fully managed platform, operators will be able to use HashiCorp products to provision, secure, connect, and run cloud-based infrastructure. Consul will be the first service available on the new platform.
  • GitHub unveils the Super Linter. It describes the Super Linter as, “a source code repository that is packaged into a Docker container and called by GitHub Actions.” Any GitHub.com repo can call the Super Linter and start using it. 
  • Microsoft releases to preview Azure Monitor for Containers support for Azure Arc.  
  • Katalon touts new features to support the migration of Selenium test scripts to Katalon Studio’s testing platform, making it easier for QA teams to test.
  • Datadog now supports Amazon Elastic File System for AWS Lambda. With the integration, developers will gain additional visibility across their serverless components.

AWS News 

  • Amazon introduces AWS CloudFormation Guard to preview.  The tool is an open-source CLI for infrastructure compliance. In a blog announcement, AWS notes that CloudFormation Guard will help enterprises keep their AWS infrastructure and application resources in compliance with their company policy guidelines. It will do so via a policy-as-code language that defines rules that can check for required and prohibited resource configurations, thereby allowing operators to check their CloudFormation templates against those rules.
  • In other CloudFormation news, AWS extends AWS Certificate Manager support for  CloudFormation templates. The three new capabilities allow operators to 1) automate SSL/TLS certificate issuance for DNS-validated certificates with domains managed in Route 53, 2) issue private certificates from an ACM Private Certificate Authority, and 3) configure certificate transparency logging.
  • AWS announces Instance Refresh for Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling within Auto Scaling Groups. EC2 Auto Scaling can now automatically update Auto Scaling Group instances to release new application versions or to make infrastructure changes.
  • Now GA is AWS Lambda support for Amazon Elastic File System. With the added support, operators can now enable Lambda functions to access EFS. As Lambda mounts the file system and provides a local path to read and write data, operators can now use Lambda for more data-intensive use cases.
  • AWS releases AWS Snowcone, a portable, rugged, and secure data transfer device.

Flux7 News

  • It can be easy to go over budget on cloud use if you’re not paying attention. If your organization is in this boat and you’ve been surprised by a recent cloud bill or are just looking to proactively avoid such surprises, read the Cloud Cost Optimization Checklist

  • As the old adage goes, what gets measured gets done. Get off the starting blocks successfully with these Research-Based DevOps Metrics That Matter.

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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.