Week 4 - Issue #63
Google Cloud Deploy eliminates the scaling and maintenance responsibilities that typically come with self-managed continuous delivery solutions. Delivery pipelines and targets are defined declaratively and retained with each release. The delivery pipeline also provides structure. That means if your delivery pipeline changes, the path to production remains durable. No more time lost troubleshooting issues on in-flight releases caused by changes made to the delivery pipeline. Now you can reclaim the time spent maintaining your continuous delivery tooling and spend it delivering value to your customers.
Nirmata released it's first annual The State of Cloud-Native Policy Management report. The report surveyed 600 DevOps and security and operations professionals on their use of policy management tools in Kubernetes. Nearly 50% of respondents report having policy enforcement active in production. However, almost 6% say they are not adopting some form of K8s policy enforcement. The report says that OPA is the most widely adopted tool for implementing Kubernetes policies. But a lack of executive support was the highest hurdle for both Kyverno and OPA.
63% of DevOps experts and developers say they've improved the quality and speed of their software deployments. Puppet Labs reports a 50% reduction in defects and crashes. Over 50% of surveyed companies found the DevOps approach "very difficult" In response to these concerns, SecDevOps was born. DevSecOps is the practice of bringing development and operations teams together, whereas Agile is an iterative approach that centers on collaboration, ongoing feedback, and minor, rapid releases.
Infrastructure as Code IaC is a pattern where virtualized infrastructure and auxiliary services can be managed using configuration expressed in almost any language. This is especially important with creating environments on-demand and managing infrastructure on multiple providers. Standalone terraform workflow is great but quickly becomes unmanageable when used at scale. TACOS provides better visibility on what has happened in the environment regarding changes made by Terraform during the environment's lifespan. This info is easily accessible in TACOS.
Rancher Desktop is an open-source program that enables you to learn, experiment, or test out Kubernetes container management. It currently works on M1 and Intel Macs; Windows, via Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and Linux. The desktop runs on so many platforms because it's an Electron application, which also uses Node.js and TypeScript. The application is designated as a 1.0 release, and while it's still in its early days, the SUSE team promises a stable release process.