VSHN.timer #235: Enhancing Cloud, Open Source, and System Administration

1. Jul 2024

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.

In the rapidly changing world of cloud computing and open-source technology, staying ahead requires constant innovation and adaptation. This latest roundup explores some of the more interesting developments shaping the industry today.

  1. Amazon EKS just got more flexible
    Now you can skip the default networking add-ons when creating EKS clusters, allowing you to easily install your favorite open-source or third-party tools. Simplify cluster management with options like Helm or Kustomize, and take full control from the EKS console, CLI, API, or IaC tools like AWS CloudFormation:
  2. DNSSEC critique
    Is it time to say adieu to DNSSEC? Dive into the heated debate as Geoff Huston dissects its shortcomings and ponders the future of internet security without this long-standing technology:
  3. Backup and Recovery Tool
    Gickup makes it a breeze to clone and mirror your repositories across different hosters or to a local server. Whether you’re safeguarding your code with backups or simply want redundancy across platforms, Gickup has you covered with seamless repository management:
  4. PID 0 in Linux
    Is there a reason why UIDs start at 0 and PIDs at 1? Sounds like an innocent question, right? But answering it leads us down a rabbit hole deeper than Alice ever thought possible:
  5. FUTO Open Source Definition
    Not all that glitters is gold – FUTO’s new open-source definition has sparked more criticism than acclaim. Delve into the controversies and see why this fresh take on open-source ideals is stirring up debate in the tech community:

How do you keep up to date with innovations in the area of Open Source and the Cloud (apart from VSHN.timer, of course 🙂 )? Do you know of any good channels that you can recommend? And what was the last piece of information that raised your eyebrows? 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 Open Source: #152, #170, #191, #194, #214, #234

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Patrick Mathers

Patrick is Founder and Member of the Board of VSHN.

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