In this issue, we're taking a look back at the best of 2016. If you've missed any issues, this is a great place to catch up with the stories that caught everyone's imaginations in the world of Web operations :-)

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In brief
Cloud 66
Michael Gorven
Get full root access on any Linux distribution you want for only $10 per month, all with SSD storage included.
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Clay Smith
Matt Ranney
CloudFlare’s Marek Majkowski shows off how they deal with L3 attacks and IP spoofing.
Marek Majkowski
Jean De Klerk
Waldemar Quevedo Salinas
A roundup of a major attack which made numerous popular sites unavailable across the US earlier this year.
Mark Jeftovic
Quickly pinpoint what’s broken and why. Get the context and insights to defeat all Node errors.
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Dawn Parzych
'Quick UDP Internet Connections' is a new protocol for the web developed on top of UDP instead of TCP.
Mattias Geniar