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Archive for the ‘Infrastructure’ Category

How much is Google Cloud Latency between Regions?

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/11

Interesting post which links to an on-line overview of the current latencies:

Does anybody know about similar information about other big cloud providers like Amazon and Azure?

–jeroen

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DBA Blog 2.0: Installing Zabbix into Azure using a MySQL PaaS

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/04

Interesting: [WayBack] DBA Blog 2.0: Installing Zabbix into Azure using a MySQL PaaS

–jeroen

Posted in *nix, Azure Cloud, Cloud, Cloud Development, Development, Infrastructure, Monitoring, Power User, Software Development, Windows Azure, Zabbix | Leave a Comment »

Start-up or Pokémon? Big-data or Pokémon?

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/17

Remember the introduction of Pokémon during summer 2016? Despite usage being far less by now ([WayBack80 Amazing Pokemon Go Statistics and Facts) you might still recollect the odd names the Pokémon Go characters in the Pokédex had: [WayBackList of Pokémon – Wikipedia.

Back then I had the vague sense that some names reminded me of species, and others of companies. Both appeared to be true, for instance [WayBack] Seel looks awfully familiar to Seal. Domo has many meanings (including a Dutch dairy desert). Oh, and [WayBack] Gloom has quite a few meanings so I’m OK with being confused.

So I was amused bumping into these a while back: Pokémon names versus those of names of start-up and big-data companies:

The quizes also have very funny descriptions of what the companies behind the names stand (stood?) for, like “Hadoop is distributed system for counting words”.

Via many, including:

Maybe I should turn the GitHub repository in to a Google Assistant Trivia questionaire using a Google Sheet.

–jeroen

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Update NOW! CVE-2018-1002105, with root access. ​Kubernetes’ first major security hole discovered | ZDNet

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/04

From [WayBack] ​Kubernetes’ first major security hole discovered | ZDNet in reverse order:

Fortunately, there is a fix, but some of you aren’t going to like it. You must upgrade Kubernetes. Now. Specifically, there are patched version of Kubernetes [WayBackv1.10.11,  [WayBack] v1.11.5, [WayBackv1.12.3, and [WayBackv1.13.0-rc.1.

[WayBack] Red Hat said, “The privilege escalation flaw makes it possible for any user to gain full administrator privileges on any compute node being run in a Kubernetes pod. [WayBackThis is a big deal. Not only can this actor steal sensitive data or inject malicious code, but they can also bring down production applications and services from within an organization’s firewall.”

And the bug, [WayBackCVE-2018-1002105, aka the Kubernetes privilege escalation flaw, is a doozy. It’s a [WayBackCVSS 9.8 critical security hole.

Via [WayBack] ​Kubernetes’ first major security hole discovered | ZDNet – Ondrej Kelle – Google+

–jeroen

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In operations, code is not your friend. Make things simple, make them boring …

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/11/21

Painful lesson learned a while ago: In operations, code is not your friend. Make things simple, make them boring and make them obvious, and keep an eye on the configuration complexity cloc… – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

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