The latest News and Information on DevOps, CI/CD, Automation and related technologies.


Using Automation and SLOs to Create Margin in your Systems

With the difficulties we’re facing during this time, it can be difficult to keep up with the increasingly vast demand for our services. You need to make use of all the tools in your toolbelt in order to conserve your team’s cognitive resources. Two ways you can do this are through automating toil from your processes and prioritizing with SLOs.


Lessons from the Recent Facebook iOS SDK Crash

On July 10, popular apps like Spotify and Tinder suffered crashes due to a Facebook SDK issue. OverOps CTO Tal Weiss breaks down a few key learnings development teams can take from this mishap. The recent Facebook iOS SDK crash highlights how a code or environment change by another company (e.g. FB) whose API you rely on can bring down your own app for no fault of your own. In 2020 no app is an island.

Logging Best Practices in the CI/CD Era

With the overabundance of log data available today, it’s easy to simply limit logging events. However, this pattern overlooks the latent value in your log data. To be proactive, rather than reactive. Utilizing their experience serving 1,500+ customers worldwide, Ariel Assaraf, CEO of Coralogix, will show you how to transform your logs into a treasure trove of opportunities for improving your CICD process and anticipating operational problems before they happen.

What is Rancher?

This video provides a short introduction to Rancher, the world’s most widely deployed Kubernetes management platform. With Rancher, IT organizations can deploy, manage and secure any Kubernetes deployment regardless of where it is running. Best of all, Rancher is intuitive to use, and built to support DevOps teams, as they use containers to automate operations and move to continuous delivery. Rancher is 100% free and open source.

Kublr, enterprise-grade Kubernetes -- an overview (short demo)

Centrally deploy, run, and manage Kubernetes clusters across all of your environments with a comprehensive container orchestration platform that finally delivers on the Kubernetes promise. Optimized for large enterprises, Kublr is designed to provide multi-cluster deployments and observability. We made it easy, so your team can focus on what really matters: innovation and value generation.

Diagnosing out-of-memory errors on Linux

Out-of-memory (OOM) errors take place when the Linux kernel can’t provide enough memory to run all of its user-space processes, causing at least one process to exit without warning. Without a comprehensive monitoring solution, OOM errors can be tricky to diagnose. In this post, you will learn how to use Datadog to diagnose OOM errors on Linux systems.


A pivotal paradox: 6 lessons learned managing a fully remote team

A mere few months ago the majority of the world was forced to change drastically, including the move into a ‘fully remote’ mode of office work. As reality was bearing down upon us, tech managers and CEOs everywhere were huddled together trying to figure out how to not only make it work, but work well.


MicroK8s HA tech preview is now available

High availability (HA) for MicroK8s, the lightweight Kubernetes, is now available as a tech preview for Linux, Windows and macOS. The Kubernetes control plane can now be distributed across multiple nodes, bringing resiliency to the cluster while maintaining a low footprint using Dqlite, the distributed SQL engine as the Kubernetes datastore.