Open Source


Finding a home (and career) in the open source community

Open source software development can have a reputation for abrasive behavior. The search community is a clear counterexample for me, with a culture that emphasizes respect and acceptance. This culture played an important part in my own path to open source development. A little over six years ago, I was a wide-eyed software engineer settling into my first full-time job.


Why We Are Joining CNCF

OverOps has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), reinforcing our commitment to support our customers and partners on their cloud native journeys. We’re excited to announce that OverOps has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)! CNCF is part of the nonprofit Linux Foundation and is the vendor-neutral home for many of the fastest-growing open source projects, including Kubernetes, Prometheus, and Envoy.


Open source load testing tool review 2020

It has been almost three years since we first published our first comparison & benchmark articles that have become very popular, and we thought an update seemed overdue as some tools have changed a lot in the past couple of years. For this update, we decided to put everything into one huge article - making it more of a guide for those trying to choose a tool.


Serverless Open-Source Frameworks: OpenFaaS, Knative, & More

This article will discuss a few of the frameworks mentioned above and will go deep into OpenFaaS and Knative to present their architecture, main components, and basic installation steps. If you are interested in this topic and plan to develop serverless applications using open-source platforms, this article will give you a better understanding of these solutions.


Security Audit Results for Our Open Source Products

We now live in an era where the security of all layers of the software stack is immensely important, and simply open sourcing a code base is not enough to ensure that security vulnerabilities surface and are addressed. At Gravitational, we see it as a necessity to engage a third party that specializes in acting as an adversary, and provide an independent analysis of our sources.


Open Source Organizational Culture

I am not an engineer. I’m a director of human resources. I don’t work in a technical space, but the concept of open source is fascinating to me as it applies to organizational culture. A company like Gravitational that has intentionally chosen open source as a foundation for our work makes not only a technical decision, but a cultural one. We’re finding that employees and candidates care deeply and appreciate our choice. Open source is a big deal for us.


Red Teaming for Blue Teamers: A Practical Approach Using Open Source Tools

For the majority of people in the information security world, the act of offensive hacking is something they are tasked with protecting against but have little ability to do themselves. That is like asking a professional boxer to enter the ring without knowing how to throw a punch. Sure, you may be able to get in and last a few rounds, but eventually, a formidable opponent will wear you down and knock you out.


Essential Open Source Serverless Tools

The infrastructure that runs your applications can be nearly as complex as the applications it supports. This complexity generally scales with the resilience of the architecture of your application, the scaling needs, and any security concerns. Thus, successful infrastructure for traditional applications often relies on a comprehensive tooling suite that allows the infrastructure engineers to iterate upon and improve your application’s resources.


Using Open Source Tools to Push Metrics into LogicMonitor

Ever walk into a corner market, push on the door and find it won’t open? You look down at the handle and are reminded by a sign on the door that you have to “pull” to open it? The LogicMonitor platform uses an agentless collector to pull metrics from thousands of devices and resources into a unified monitoring view (no agents required). We currently offer more than 2,000 LogicModules out-of-the-box that gather metrics from all kinds of systems using many different protocols.