Month: February 2020

Celery Director

Introducing Director – a tool to build your Celery workflows

As developers, we often need to execute tasks in the background. Fortunately, some tools already exist for this. In the Python ecosystem, for instance, the most well-known library is Celery. If you have already used it, you know how great it is! But you will also have probably discovered how complicated it can be to …

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Jerem: an agile bot

Jerem: An Agile Bot

At OVHCloud, we are open sourcing our “Agility Telemetry” project. Jerem, as our data collector, is the main component of this project. Jerem scrapes our JIRA at regular intervals, and extracts specific metrics for each project. It then forwards them to our long-time storage application, the OVHCloud Metrics Data Platform.   Agility concepts from a developer’s …

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CVE-2017-9841: What is it, and how do we protect our customers?

CVE-2017-9841: What is it, and how do we protect our customers?

Recently, a previously-identified CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) security breach, CVE-2017-9841, was thrust back into the spotlight, thanks to PrestaShop‘s security alert. Unfortunately, it’s already been exploited ‘in the wild’ for a while now. What are the risks ? The CVE-2017-9841 vulnerability lets a malicious user remotely run PHP code on fallible websites, by exploiting …

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Contributing to Apache HBase: custom data balancing

Contributing to Apache HBase: custom data balancing

In today’s blogpost, we’re going to take a look at our upstream contribution to Apache HBase’s stochastic load balancer, based on our experience of running HBase clusters to support OVHcloud’s monitoring. The context Have you ever wondered how: we generate the graphs for your OVHcloud server or web hosting package? our internal teams monitor their …

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If I were an American

If I were an American…

“You don’t have a chance.” “You’re already dead.” “You’ll get eaten alive.” For the last 21 years, I’ve heard people say these things several times a week. They’re often said by people who don’t really understand what OVHcloud does. Never by people in the field. I don’t blame them. They’re clearly thinking “It can’t be …

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The birth of agile telemetry at OVHcloud.

The birth of agile telemetry at OVHcloud – Part I

In October 2018, just before the OVHcloud Summit, I joined the Product Unit Platform as Program Manager. A new challenge came with this new role… to support the team working on a new product: OVHcloud Managed Kubernetes. The deadline was short, we had lots of things to do, and we needed to provide visibility to both …

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