Blue Matador

2016
South Jordan, UT, USA
Jul 9, 2019   |  By Blue Matador
The round was led by Peterson Ventures, with participation from new investors Prelude Venture Fund, SaaS Ventures, and Forward Venture Capital and participation from existing investors Trilogy Equity Partners and Cobre Capital. It has been amazing to see the positive feedback we’ve received from our customers as we work to make the first fully automated infrastructure monitoring and alerting solution.
Jul 2, 2019   |  By Keilan Jackson
One highly requested feature of AWS’s Application Load Balancer is the ability to assign static IP addresses. Unfortunately, ALBs do not support this feature and it is unlikely they will in the near future. Today, the only way to achieve static IP addresses for your application behind an ALB is to add another layer in between the client and your ALB which does have a static IP address, and then forward requests to your ALB.
Jun 25, 2019   |  By Keilan Jackson
Getting started with Kubernetes is really easy. In just a matter of minutes you can set up a new cluster with minikube, kops, Amazon EKS, Google Kubernetes Engine, or Azure Kubernetes Service. What isn’t so easy is knowing what to do after you set up your cluster and run a few apps. One of the most important parts of setting up a Kubernetes cluster is to make sure your cluster is secure. In this blog post, we will go over some of the strategies you can use to help secure your Kubernetes cluster.
Jun 18, 2019   |  By Keilan Jackson
Kubernetes has a lot of features and deployment options for running containers. One of these is the Service. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what Services are, what they can be used for, and how to create them.
Jun 11, 2019   |  By Keilan Jackson
Running docker images in Kubernetes is a great way to run your application in an easily scalable way. Getting started with your first Kubernetes deploy can be a little daunting if you are new to Docker and Kubernetes, but with a little bit of preparation your application will be running in no time. In this blog post we will cover the basic steps needed to build Docker images and deploy them to a Kubernetes cluster.
Jun 6, 2019   |  By Blue Matador
Monitoring freeable memory will help you know when it is time to scale your Amazon RDS cluster. Freeable memory is not reported by the database, but rather by the OS. Freeable memory is the combination of unused and temporarily used memory. It is the memory that the system can grant without adverse effects. When an Amazon RDS instance runs out of freeable memory the OS may do up to three things.
Jun 5, 2019   |  By Blue Matador
In another video we laid out seven critical metrics you should monitor with AWS CloudWatch to know when to scale your database cluster. This video will focus on the first of those metrics, database connections.
Jun 3, 2019   |  By Blue Matador
RDS is Amazon's managed relational database service. While RDS manages your databases maintenance, uptime and upgrade it is your responsibility to determine the cluster's scale and capacity. So the big question is when do you need to scale up? To answer this question you should understand and monitor seven metrics for each server in your cluster. They are: Database connections, Freeable memory, CPU credit balance, Free local storage, Replica lag, Commit latency, Select latency
Apr 24, 2019   |  By Blue Matador
A common problem with Amazon CloudFront and Amazon S3 hosting deals with negative TTLs. Matthew from Blue Matador outlines the steps needed to correct this problem. Understand eventual consistency in S3. New items may take time to propagate through redundant systems and be available in all locations., Understand CloudFront's default policy for handling errors, like 403 forbidden, is to cache that error for 5 minutes., The solution is to modify distribution settings in CloudFront.
Apr 23, 2019   |  By Blue Matador
In this video Matthew Barlocker, the CEO of Blue Matador, will show you how to get custom error pages in AWS S3 and/or Cloudfront.