Icinga Module for AWS

Some say you have to move all of your server infrastructure into the cloud. Others counter that you should keep your data safe and secure in your own datacenter. And then there are many people in between who use cloud services as an addition to their self-hosted servers. In fact, there’s no right or wrong, because as always in IT: It depends. We at Icinga always try to find a way to make everyone happy with their monitoring – be it in the cloud or on premise.


Part 2: How Far Out is AWS Fargate?

In part one, I made the case that AWS Fargate is both a compliment to AWS Lambda and a simpler alternative to Kubernetes. But nothing makes a better case than getting our hands dirty. In this blog post, I’ll introduce a CLI tool that is Fargate’s equivalent to Kubernetes’ kubectl, and we’ll deploy a simple Flask app to demonstrate how easy it is to get started with Fargate.

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Introducing status pages for all our users!

We're proud to introduce a new major feature to all our Oh Dear users: Status Pages! All our users will now find a Status Pages feature in their dashboard, in the top level navigation. It allows you to create one or more status pages to keep your users informed in case of downtime or emergency. We're not limiting the amount of status pages you can create. You're free to create 1 or 100, it's all up to you.


Announcing the General Availability of Cloudera Streams Management

Last month, you heard us get all excited about Cloudera Stream Processing – our solution to enabling all of Cloudera customers get the benefits of having the latest, secure version of Apache Kafka along with Schema Registry and Kafka Streams. We are proud to have been supporting hundreds of active customers with their Kafka implementations and now, even more eager to serve several hundred more customers.


How next-gen DI works

Data integration in the ‘Age of Digital’ brings in need for ETL development to happen at the ‘Speed of Business’ rather than at ‘IT Speed’. Data integration layer is the important ‘glue’ between the user engagement apps in the EDGE and the systems of record at the CORE of IT landscape. Application development for the Experience Layer happens at the ‘Speed of Business’ while changes in Integration Layer move at ‘IT Speed’.


9 top trends that are driving AI and software investments

IT and data leaders are constantly challenged to keep up with new trends in emerging and disruptive technologies, and to determine how each can best aid the organization. In the midst of all the changes going on in 2019, it gets increasingly hard to know where to invest in all this new technology. To help add clarity, here are my thoughts on some of the most important trends that will shape data management and software development for the next couple of years.


How Will the CMMC Impact My Business and How Can We Prepare? Part 1 of 3

In June of this year, my colleague Tom Taylor wrote about the DoD’s announcement to instate the Cyber Security Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and elaborated on the fact that, with the CMMC, the DoD appears to be addressing our customers’ core compliance pain points: Since its announcement in May, the DoD kicked-off a “listening tour” to solicit feedback from the Defense Industrial Base sector, according to the CMMC website.


Is Web Filtering Turning into Inline App API-JSON Filtering?

The answer depends on where you desire to control apps and to what depth of policy controls are required. Next generation firewalls (NGFW) long ago recognized apps in allow or deny policy controls for user identity, content type, and app identity. URL categories in secure web gateways (SWG) were too broad to delineate specific apps and use cases, plus an associated app risk profile.


How Are Serverless Applications Attacked?

Serverless frameworks have become the next big thing in application development, allowing companies to release new features and functionality while focusing on innovation, rather than managing servers and machines. With that, new types of risks and attacks are emerging. Serverless frameworks are definitely not less secure by default, in fact, the opposite is true.


Announcing our AWS CloudTrail Integration

One of the most common reasons for system failures is changes to the underlying infrastructure. Amazon CloudTrail does a great job of recording when actions are taken but a lot of organizations don’t take advantage of it. FireHydrant now includes this data, giving you visibility into changes to your infrastructure while you’re investigating an incident.