Link: “An astonishing paper that may explain why it’s so difficult to patch.”

The most important thing is to be able to fix The Broken quickly, not make sure it never breaks.

“They monitored 400 libraries. In 116 days, they saw 282 breaking changes! Each day, there’s 6.1% chance of breaking chg, for each lib you use!”
Original source: “An astonishing paper that may explain why it’s so difficult to patch.”

Link: Oracle expands its autonomous technology across its cloud platform

“In a nutshell, Oracle Autonomous Cloud Platform will aim to automate patching, tuning and even data integration across its portfolio. Oracle’s return on investment pitch is that its autonomous platform frees up technology talent for higher-value tasks.”
Original source: Oracle expands its autonomous technology across its cloud platform

Link: Meltdown and Spectre underscore the ongoing need for infrastructure automation

“In the Cloud Foundry scenario, these are embodied by BOSH to automate the infrastructure resource, namely VMs, container clusters, virtual storage and networks, configuration and deployment and Concourse for the development pipeline. Together, these enable organizations to rapidly and consistently patch all applications using the PaaS environment. Together, these enable organizations to rapidly and consistently patch all applications using the PaaS environment.”
Original source: Meltdown and Spectre underscore the ongoing need for infrastructure automation