#172 — June 27, 2018

Read on the Web

Web Operations Weekly

PDF: Is IPv6 Only For The Rich? — APNIC is doing experiments with IPv6 to measure support and are finding the pace of adoption is slowing. India, however, is in the lead thanks to a few progressive companies.

Geoff Huston (APNIC Labs) Slidedeck

Convergence to Kubernetes: Standardization to Scale — An insightful reflection on the increasing popularity of Kubernetes and the effect it’s had on the companies that use it and the ops field in general.

Paul Ingles

Manifold Is the Marketplace for Independent Developer Services — Find, organize, and connect the best cloud services for your application.

Manifold sponsor

MySQL High Availability at GitHub — GitHub uses MySQL as its main datastore for all non-git related things so it’s a critical piece of infrastructure that needs to stay up. This post digs deep on how they keep MySQL highly available.

Shlomi Noach (GitHub)

Architecting Applications for Kubernetes — A guide to some principles and patterns you can adopt to help you scale and manage your workloads on Kubernetes.

Justin Ellingwood (DigitalOcean)

▶  DockerCon 2018: The Top 5 Rated Sessions — Including ‘Tips and Tricks of the Docker Captains’, ‘Message-Based Microservices Architectures Driven with Docker’, and ‘Demystifying Container Connectivity with Kubernetes in Docker’.

Jamie Rachel (Docker, Inc.)

Introducing VMware Kubernetes Engine (VKE) — Joining Azure, Amazon, and Google are VMware with their Kubernetes Engine, a Kubernetes-as-a-Service offering. Yet another sign of the convergence upon Kubernetes.


CloudBees Raises $62M for Its Devops Platform — They also recently acquired Codeship.


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📘 Tutorials

Using API Gateways to Facilitate Your Transition from Monolith to Microservices

Daniel Bryant

eBook: Efficient Project Management for Small Engineering Teams — Learn how to build trust, buy-in, engagement, and professionalism with your engineers.

Codeship sponsor

Building Serverless Mobile Applications with React Native and AWS

Nader Dabit

AWS Development: The Dark Art of VPC Networking

Brian Zambrano

💬 Stories & Opinions

Effectively Using AWS Reserved Instances at Stripe — AWS’s reserved instances can be hard to purchase effectively, but here’s how Stripe automates their AWS capacity planning.

Ryan Lopopolo (Stripe)

How SendGrid Scaled to 40 Billion Emails Per Month — We used SendGrid to send this newsletter to you :-)


PDF: Going IPv6 Only at T-Mobile — A deck looking at T-Mobile’s journey to becoming ‘IPv4 independent’. It seems they’re now at 94%.

Stephan Lagerholm (T-Mobile) slidedeck

The Oldest Domains in the .com, .net, and .org TLDs

Frederic Cambus

Nvidia Opens GPUs for AI Work with Containers and Kubernetes

Janakiram MSV (The New Stack)

Envoy vs NGINX vs HAProxy: Why The Open Source Ambassador API Gateway Chose Envoy

Richard Li

▶  Building a Dynamic Multilingual Application Server with NGINX Unit — This is a particularly handy talk if you haven’t got your head around why Unit is useful.

Nick Shadrin

Is Serverless Just a New Word for 'Cloud Based'?“there is some confusion about what it really means and how it really works.” Our serverless newsletter may also help you out.

Rick Golba

Serverless Migration Strategies: What to Know Before Making the Leap

B. Cameron Gain

🔧 Tools

HashiCorp Consul 1.2: Create Service Mesh Solutions — Consul 1.2 has added a major new feature called Connect that automatically turns any existing Consul cluster into a service mesh solution.


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7 Essential DevOps Tools to Maintain Serverless Operations

Mark Boyd (The New Stack)

Saw: Fast, Multi-Purpose CLI Tool for Tailing AWS CloudWatch Logs

Tyler Brock