VSHN.timer #202: A Petabyte A Day Keeps The Engineers Awake

2. Oct 2023

Welcome to another VSHN.timer! Every Monday, 5 links related to Kubernetes, OpenShift, CI / CD, and DevOps; all stuff coming out of our own chat system, making us think, laugh, or simply work better.

This week we’re going to talk about mind-bogglingly massive systems that are designed to twist our minds, no matter how we look at them.

1. Europe’s particle accelerator at CERN produces around a petabyte of data daily, which means monitoring the computing infrastructure that processes the data is crucial. A petabyte. Let that figure sink in, and then learn how they monitor it.


2. Valentin Kuznetsov of Cornell University has prepared these presentation slides showing in detail how they use NATS in CERN to stream telemetry, monitor workflows, get exit code alerts, all in real time from a myriad of different systems.


3. Splunk, leader in observability and cybersecurity, and Cisco, the legendary tech company, have recently announced their merger, creating a major force in the cloud industry.


4. NFSserve is an incomplete but very functional implementation of an NFSv3 server in Rust. It’s a user-mode file-system mount, open-source and cross-platform. Because, what is a protocol that pretty much every OS supports? NFS.


5. cert-manager 1.13 brings support for DNS over HTTPS, support for loading options from a versioned
config file for the cert-manager controller, and more. It also includes the promotion of
the StableCertificateRequestName and SecretsFilteredCaching feature gates to Beta.


Do you manage petabytes of data? How do you do it? Would you like to share some big data tips and tricks with our readers? Get in touch with us, and see you next week for another edition of VSHN.timer.

PS: check out our previous VSHN.timer editions about incidents and operations: #32, #41, #49, #66, #75, #89, #107, #121, and #148.

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Adrian Kosmaczewski

Adrian Kosmaczewski is in charge of Developer Relations at VSHN. He is a software developer since 1996, a trainer, and a published author. Adrian holds a Master in Information Technology from the University of Liverpool.

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