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Monitoring

Containers are the new Virtual Machines

There are still people in organizations that need to understand what a container is. And what the main benefits of container technology are. Although the concept is pretty old and the most famous container software (Docker) saw the light nearly a decade ago, this still holds true. Sometimes technical...

Marking sensitive data – here’s how

Companies that process information should classify their data assets to distinguish mission-critical data and publicly available data. Sensitive data requires better protection in terms of access control, storage, transfer, destruction, etc. This is true for organizations that primarily run in the cloud but also for the ones that operate...

Open source software in the cloud – from a closed door to an open world

Open-source software continues to be on the rise. Not only do consumers use very powerful applications in their daily lives, but companies as well. More and more organizations adopt open source solutions (in the cloud) to fulfill their business needs. The same is true for third-party dependencies and/or libraries...

Kubernetes monitoring – What metrics to look at when managing Kubernetes

Kubernetes is rapidly becoming the most popular container orchestrator in the modern IT environment. However, Kubernetes deployments are massive – extending up to several thousand containers. The large number of containers introduce several complexity and challenges in operations. The first step to manage Kubernetes effectively is to proactively detect...

Distributed tracing brings deeper observability

As organizations move towards service-oriented architectures and leave behind the monolithic workloads, they find themselves in uncharted territory. On the one hand, the microservices architecture makes development quicker and boosts collaboration among teams to deliver faster and meet SLAs. But, as workloads grow in size, they can become tough...

Important notes about application logging in the cloud

Many organizations run their applications in the cloud. They already saw the benefits of increased agility and flexibility. To prevent problems it's important to closely watch those applications to make sure they keep running smooth. Your DevOps teams need to react to incidents and problems, there is no operations...

User Story; a requirement or a backlog item?

In summer 2020, I did a sailing and navigation course where the challenge was not to use GPS and an electronic chart plotter but to do it old school; paper charts, almanacs, binoculars, compass, trip log, and log. For those not familiar with nautical navigation, it is all about...

7 Reasons Your API Security Strategy is Failing & how to fix it

APIs help adjacent systems of disparate kinds to communicate with each other. With the boom in complex, distributed workloads, there has been a rise in API usage. Today, applications aren’t one giant monolith where business and communication logic is a part of the application build. With the rise of...

3 Notable API Security Attacks in Recent Times & How to be Immune to Them

Think of a world in which a fridge is connected to the internet. Well, it doesn't require much thinking since smart fridges are a reality. The world today is becoming more digitized and connected every passing hour. And to fit into this world, APIs have had to evolve as...

How Observability has Changed in a Cloud-Native World

The modern world of software delivery is constantly being flooded with new breeds of software solutions, the latest of them being cloud-native. The CNCF is a governing body that oversees the development of many such open source tools that usher in a new era of computing. These tools work...