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The New Stack Update

ISSUE 165: The New Stack Turns Five 

Talk Talk Talk

“Everyone wants to talk technology, but in the travel industry it’s all about the experience.”

Todd Heard, vice president of technology of Carnival, discussing the chief benefit that containerization has brought to the luxury cruise line, DockerCon 2019.
Add It Up
Using AI/ML in IT Management
AIOps early adopters have been identified. Nine percent of the 846 respondents to a Turbonomic survey have rolled out artificial intelligence or machine learning (AI/ML) IT management into production. Another 28% are “experimenting” with AI/ML for IT management, but we don’t know if that means an internal expert is creating algorithms or if a vendor product that touts AI/ML under the hood is being piloted.
Does this accurately represent the extent of AIOps adoption?
What's Happening

When Gianluca Arbezzano, now a site reliability engineer (SRE) for InfluxData, first approached Chris Churilo, director of product marketing, over two years ago, what an SRE did was a largely nebulous concept. In this latest episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, Arbezzano and Churilo discussed what it's like to be an SRE today and how it all fits together in InfluxData’s quest to help customers improve observability, analytics and automation with its time series platform.

One SRE’s Journey When Cloud Infrastructures Became What They are Today

The New Stack Turns Five, Heralding a New Era of Tech Journalism

This week was like any other week at The New Stack except for one thing. We celebrated an anniversary. The New Stack is five years old. On April 29, 2014, The New Stack published its first post. Earlier this month we published our 5,000th story. We’ve produced more than 900 podcasts13 ebooks, research projects and several pancake breakfasts — some with a pancake robot by the name of Stackie.

How we look back to 2014 and forward to new times to come is entirely built in the context of scale. With scale comes responsibility. To our readers, we are committed to providing explanation and analysis about at scale development, deployment and management. We write about the software and services that run the internet. And we will continue to do that and look for new ways to tell stories that have narratives and themes that are relevant to all who read posts, listen to our podcasts and join us for pancakes when they can.

To our sponsors, we say explanation and analysis is what drives The New Stack, and their contributions are a core part of how we provide deep, technical perspectives. They are core contributors who sustain our approach. With our news team acting independently, the editorial operation we employ at The New Stack with sponsor support allows for more thorough analysis and new dimensions to our coverage. And to our colleagues in the market, we are indebted to you. Thank you for all of your support.

I am always humbled by how The New Stack is accepted by the people who I work with on a daily basis. And to the team at The New Stack, thank you most of all. Our editorial, sales and podcast teams are total rockers. The admin team rocks. Our planet roaming strategy, design and projects team — they are awesome — they rock. And to Judy Williams, operations lead, and better other half, let’s go Jvonne — we’ve got business to take care of — let’s go.

Lastly, who’s up for a party at OSCON in Portland this summer? We’re five — we might as well keep having fun. 


Why Erlang? Joe Armstrong’s Legacy of Fault-Tolerant Computing

The recent death of Joe Armstrong, one of the original designers of the Erlang programming language, has led to an outpouring of appreciation for his contributions to the state of computer science this week. While Erlang grew out of work more than 33 years ago at the Swedish multinational telecom company Ericsson, its impact eventually spread throughout the world.

Docker Hub Compromised, Users Urged to Reset Passwords, Tokens

Some users of the Docker Hub container registry need to change their credentials, inspect their logs and reboot their autobuilds. Docker has disclosed that an unknown party temporarily gained unauthorized entry to a Docker Hub database, and was able to access sensitive data from approximately 190,000 accounts. In addition to Docker Hub accounts, the breach has potentially compromised some associated BitBucket and GitHub accounts for these users.

Docker Enterprise 3.0 Simplifies Kubernetes Management

Docker has released the third major iteration of Docker Enterprise, the company’s platform for managing containers in a professional setting. Docker Enterprise 3.0 fully incorporates the company’s desktop developer interface, offering an automated workflow from the developer to operations. It also comes with a simplified Kubernetes service, and new support for multi-service applications. The company is also offering Docker Enterprise as a managed service, in conjunction with CapGemini.

Party On

Industry observer Lee Calcote, at DockerCon 2019, just published his most recent book, “The Enterprise Path to Service Mesh Architectures.”

Aqua Security’s Liz Rice discussed the benefits of the Linux kernel’s eBPF at DockeCon 2019.

Docker CEO Steve Singh, along with TNS Managing Editor Joab Jackson, at DockerCon 2019.

At DockerCon,’s Idit Levine offered a new approach to debugging microservices.

Security pros in the house! — At DockerCon with Ian Coldwater of Heroku and Liz Rice of Aqua Security.

On The Road
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon // MAY 22, 2019 // BARCELONA, SPAIN @ FIRA GRAN VIA, HALL 8, ROOM F1


KubeCon + CloudNativeCon
It’s time for pancakes in Barcelona! Come have a short stack with The New Stack for a Q&A with our expert panelists about the issues and options for managing identity in service mesh environments. Cloud native security and how it affects the pace of enterprise adoption will be the mainstay of our conversation for this latest stop on the pancake breakfast circuit. Thanks to VMware for hosting our breakfast — we’ll see you in Barcelona. Register now!
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Technologists building and managing new stack architectures join us for short conversations on the tech conference circuit. These are the people defining how applications are developed and managed at scale.
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Cloud native technologies — containers, microservices and serverless functions that run in multicloud environments and are managed through automated CI/CD pipelines — are built on DevOps principles. You cannot have one without the other. However, the interdepencies between DevOps culture and practices and cloud native software architectures are not always clearly defined.

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