Uptrends wins the Main Top 50 award for 2019!

The Main Capital Partners honored the most accomplished Dutch software companies this week with their Main Top 50 Awards for 2019. In 2018 Uptrends placed sixth, and this week Uptrends is proud to announce that we were awarded first place for 2019! The Main Capital Partners honored the most accomplished Dutch software companies this week with their Main Top 50 Awards for 2019.


Pavlos Ratis shares his experience on being an SRE

Pavlos is a Site Reliability Engineer based in Munich, Germany. He likes building software and expanding his knowledge around the reliability of services and their infrastructure. He has created a few open-source SRE projects such as the awesome-sre, Wheel of Misfortune, Availability Calculator, and awesome-chaos-engineering to assist teams and individuals in getting on board with the SRE culture.


Mitigating Risk and High-Risk Vulnerabilities in Unsupported Operating Systems: BlueKeep Edition

How many times has a vendor released a critical cybersecurity patch for an operating system that is in “end of life” (EOL), or the lifecycle period where the vendor no longer issues patches for bug fixes, operational improvements and cybersecurity fixes free of charge? So if a vendor takes the time and resources to break this freeze and issue a patch for an EOL operating system like it did in response to BlueKeep, what does it tell you?


Postmortems vs. Retrospectives: When (and How) to Use Each Effectively

When we announced the launch of our Retrospectives Guide, we wrote about the value of scaling the continuous improvement mindset to beyond Product Development at PagerDuty by establishing the RetroDuty community. In this installment of our blog post series on retrospectives, I highlight the differences between postmortems and retrospectives. You might have heard of postmortems and/or retrospectives before reading our guides.


Advanced API Ops: Bringing the power of AI and ML to API operations

Most business-critical applications today are powered by APIs, so any downtime or performance degradation can lead to significant loss in revenue, customers, and brand value. This puts pressure on operations teams to monitor real-time API performance and security. Adding to the challenge is the need to support new releases and reduce resolution times. And unfortunately, traditional third-party monitoring tools are little to no help when it comes to API operations.


3 Key Benefits of Automating the Grunt Work of Your Security Operations

It’s hard to believe that cars were once put together by hand, but it’s true. The early auto workers toiled with rudimentary equipment to build the first personnel vehicle to drive on four wheels. Due to the inordinate effort required to put together these lumbering beasts, only the very wealthy could afford such a luxury. That all changed with the introduction of the assembly line.


5 best practices to innovate at speed in the Cloud: Tip #4 Perform faster root cause analysis thanks to data lineage

Like any supply chain that aspires to be lean and frictionless, data chains need transparency and traceability. There is a need for automated data lineage to understand where data comes from, where does it go, how it is processed and who consumes it. There is also a need for whistle blowers for data quality or data protection and for impact analysis whenever change happens.


How to Monitor AWS CloudTrail Logs with Sumo Logic

This is the third and last in a series of articles on Amazon CloudTrail. In the first part of the series, we introduced AWS CloudTrail and how it works and saw where and how it saves its data. We then learned how to query CloudTrail logs in the second part of the series where we used Amazon Athena to find meaningful information from large volumes of CloudTrail data.


Logging Kubernetes on AKS with the ELK Stack and Logz.io

Hosted Kubernetes services such as AKS were introduced to help engineers deal with the complexity involved in deploying and managing Kubernetes clusters. They do not cover, however, the task of monitoring Kubernetes and the services running on it. While some of the hosted Kubernetes services offer logging solutions, they do not offer all the functionality, flexibility and user-experience expected from a modern log management solution.