DevOps Industry Updates: March 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak is now a global pandemic and many of us are now in work from home (WFH) mode. While we learn what it’s really like to be a remote member on our team, DevOps continues to move forward at lightning speeds. Here are some of the most recent updates, perfect reading for taking breaks while WFH:



  • Open Policy Agent’s Mission to Secure the Cloud by Jevon MacDonald: OPA is an open-source tool that enables the enforcement of a wide range of policies across domains and all layers in the stack.

  • What makes a good Operator? by Chris Short and Daniel Messer: recommendations concerning the design of an Operator as well as behavioral best practices that come into play at runtime.

  • How Visa built its own container security solution by Lucian Constantin: the homegrown solution takes advantage of the native capabilities that already exist on container orchestration platforms and is primarily built on top of open-source tools and libraries.


  • Crafty Web Skimming Domain Spoofs “https” by Brian Krebs: KrebsOnSecurity alerted the 10th largest food distributor in the United States that one of its Web sites had been hacked and retrofitted with code that steals credit card and login data.

Amazon Web Services

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Google Compute Platform

  • GKE adds Cluster Management Fee: starting June 6, 2020, GKE clusters will accrue a management fee of $0.10 per cluster per hour, irrespective of cluster size or topology.


  • Rewriting the heart of our sync engine by Sujay Jayakar: the sync engine is the magic behind the Dropbox folder on your desktop computer, and it’s one of the oldest and most important pieces of code at Dropbox.

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Written on March 23, 2020