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7 Steps to Improve #DataSecurity During Cloud Migration

7 Steps to Improve Data Security During Cloud Migration

In 2020, there were over 1,001 reported cases of data breaches in the United States alone. In today’s market, data is now the most important asset for all industries. It’s critical then to protect this asset under any circumstances with comprehensive data security, whether you are migrating to the cloud or maintaining your on-premise servers. …

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How to Prepare for SOC 2 Compliance - SOC 2 Types & Requirements

How to Prepare for SOC 2 Compliance—SOC 2 Types & Requirements

To be reliable in today’s data-driven world, SOC 2 compliance is essential for all cloud-based businesses and technology services that collect and store their clients’ information. This gold standard of information security certifications helps to ensure your current data privacy levels and security infrastructure to prevent any kind of data breach.  Data breaches are all …

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AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) for Terraform: Enabling TypeScript & Python Support

It’s not a leap to propose that Terraform is the DevOps cornerstone for Infrastructure as Code (IAC). Terraform’s adoption since its mid-2014 release to the software development landscape has been meteoric. More than 8000 organizations are using Terraform for infrastructure automation. To successfully use the IAC tool, it’s important to optimize HashiCorp Configuration Language (HCL). …

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Cost‌ ‌Optimization‌ ‌on‌ ‌AWS‌ ‌EKS‌ ‌Clusters‌

Containerization and modern cloud infrastructure have made it possible to deploy even the most complex applications without making big initial investments. With most cloud computing models, you pay fixed fees only for the resources you use, and you are all set. Scaling up (and down) becomes easier too since you are not actually investing in …

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Amazon‌ ‌RDS‌ ‌Proxy:‌ ‌Taming‌ ‌DB‌ ‌Connections

Most developers find databases difficult to scale. There are a lot of frameworks that can run on multiple pods⁠—or even multiple clusters⁠—to handle more load. Some frameworks even support advanced load balancing and caching. Still, when a spike beyond what the framework can handle happens, the database is almost always the first process to fail. …

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The Shift from Polyrepos to Monorepos

As code repositories have become more complex to reflect the nature of the intricate microservices architecture that they support⁠—and teams have started using multiple repos to manage different projects—challenges have started to appear in their management. For starters, it is not always possible to maintain coding best practices in code repos when multiple projects are …

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What’s‌ ‌Next‌ ‌in‌ ‌DevOps:‌ ‌AIOps?‌

Since the days of gigantic data warehouses and big data analysis, experts have been saying how big IT infrastructures are becoming today, and how—soon enough—they will be too massive and complex to manage manually. New tools are being introduced to simplify IT infrastructure management all the time it seems. Containerization, for example, is now an …

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Testing Microservices Applications

The shift towards microservices and modular applications makes testing more important and more challenging at the same time. You have to make sure that the microservices running in containers perform well and as intended, but you can no longer rely on conventional testing strategies to get the job done. This is where new testing approaches …

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#AWSFargate for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service

AWS Fargate for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service

On-demand cloud computing brings new ways to ensure scalability and efficiency. Rather than pre-allocating and managing certain server resources or having to go through the usual process of setting up a cloud cluster, apps and microservices can now rely on on-demand serverless computing blocks designed to be efficient and highly optimized. Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service …

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Leveraging #KubernetesOpenPolicyAgent

Leveraging Kubernetes Open Policy Agent

One of the big challenges of going cloud-native and using containers is enforcing security and usage policies. This is an easy task to complete when the cloud infrastructure is relatively simple and has only a limited number of users. Once the cloud environment becomes complex or there are more end-users utilizing cloud resources, having clear …

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Establishing a Creative & Productive DevOps Work Environment

DevOps is so much more than just about how a company develops new features, apps, and software solutions. The approach covers everything from learning how to improve the working environment for teams of engineers to the best tools to use to achieve operational (and developmental) effectiveness and efficiency. The combination allows companies to rely on …

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Identity and Access for Servers and Databases with #StrongDM

Identity and Access for Servers and Databases with StrongDM

Distribution of assets and information has its challenges. When you have multiple credentials, databases to manage, SSH keys, and other mission-critical components of your cloud ecosystem (or ecosystems) scattered across multiple users, clusters, and devices, simple tasks such as checking an audit log for a point of failure can turn into a nightmare. Unfortunately, this …

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The Pros and Cons of Running Production #DatabasesasContainers

The Pros and Cons of Running Production Databases as Containers

Containerization has long been transforming the way we develop and deploy apps and microservices now. Every element of the application can run independently, be scaled as needed and be configured to consume the most efficient amount of resources. The real challenge lies in separating the application plane with the data plane since data still requires …

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How to Improve on PCI Compliance Gaps

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) has long been the go-to standard for organizations that handle all data related to payment cards. Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance is mandatory, but achieving compliance is not always a straightforward process. For example, compliance is a challenge when you are operating in a hybrid cloud environment. …

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AWS CloudWatch Container Insights

AWS CloudWatch is already incredibly useful for monitoring AWS environments. CloudWatch is used in a wide range of setups to collect key metrics, monitor logs, and automate some parts of the monitoring and maintenance tasks.  The recent addition of pod-level monitoring to CloudWatch makes the tool even more appealing. Dubbed the AWS CloudWatch Container Insights, …

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