A hawk-eyed inspection of your VPN connections: VPN monitoring by OpManager

With the ever-evolving business landscape, a considerable number of companies have started trying out VPNs to help their employees access sensitive data at home or while in transit. VPNs offer a plethora of functions, like serving as a covert conduit between remote users and corporate networks, shielding confidential data, and granting access to region-restricted websites.


Understanding Kubernetes pod evicted and scheduling problems

Pod evicted and scheduling problems are side effects of Kubernetes limits and requests, usually caused by a lack of planning. Beginners tend to think limits are optional, and merely an obstacle for your stuff to run. Why should I set a limit if I can have no limits? I may need all CPU eventually. With this way of thinking Kubernetes wouldn’t have gone far. Fortunately, Kubernetes developers had this in mind, and the quota mechanism is designed to avoid misuse of resources.


Insurance in 2020 & Beyond - Learning from the past decade to plan for the next

Like many other people, I used time over the recent holidays to clean out and organize my digital files. In that process, I finally trashed the speaking notes for a panel I participated in at SMA’s (Strategy Meets Action) first summit in 2012 when I worked at a large global insurer. During that session, a gentleman in the audience asked me what I thought about “big data” and its implications for Insurance.


Opsani: Optimizing a FinOps Framework

Companies spend millions of dollars on their cloud performance. Much of this is overspend, but large enterprises cannot risk downtime, and so they hugely overprovision in order to buy peace of mind. In this article we’ll reveal how AI-based Continuous Optimization can put a stop to this wastage, and employ automated machine learning to help companies save up to 70% on their spend.


Ransomware: The average ransom payment doubled in just three months

A new report into the state of ransomware at the tail end of 2019 has revealed that things aren’t getting any better. In Q4 of 2019, according to the new study published by security firm Coveware, the average ransom payment more than doubled – reaching $84,116, up from $41,198 in Q3 of 2019.


An FBI spymaster taught me how to read my coworkers

“Wait. I don’t remember telling you the name of my hometown,” I said with an eyebrow cocked. “No, but I’m an intel analyst. So I know.” Truth be told, I was surprised the conversation hadn’t included more moments like this. I’m sitting in a tavern a few klicks down the road from the FBI’s training academy in Quantico, VA.


Improving Serverless Application Performance

One of the greatest benefits of serverless is the ability to develop microservices, mobile applications, and APIs quickly and inexpensively without the complications involved with managing servers. A serverless approach can also boost your team’s productivity, and AWS services like AWS Lambda can handle scaling and high availability while costing less than running a server. However, serverless does present some challenges.


Healthcare security: How can blockchain help?

This is part 2 of a blog on healthcare security. For more info, check out part 1. An independent guest blogger wrote this blog. When it comes to data security, there is no more important place than the healthcare industry. When people go to the doctor, they provide all of their most sensitive information, from their health issues to their phone number, to a doctor they trust.


GitKraken v6.5: Fork & Perf Improvements

The latest updates to the GitKraken Client are so forking good, you’re sure to break into your Kraken happy dance. We know Keif did. Before we get to the meat and potatoes of what’s new with GitKraken v6.5, here’s the high-level: the GitKraken Git GUI is now 10% faster; with 20% reduced memory consumption; taking up 30% less disk space. How knife is that?!


Product Updates January 2020

Our latest release just went live and it represents a big step for our customers toward building workflows that integrate services and provide an orchestration layer for web applications. We've made it easier to use Zenaton workflows to integrate with both SAAS services and internal web applications - regardless of the programming language. And, it is no longer required to install an agent or SDK within an applications to launch or interact with workflows - like sending events.


How Trello & Skyscanner Make Vacation Planning A (Sea)Breeze

Seasoned travelers of the 20th century know the deal. The familiar feeling of “FOMO” setting in as a new, trendy travel destination makes its way onto your Instagram feed. After some online searches and, somehow, a few long hours, you become lost in a digital black hole consisting of itineraries, flights deals, car rentals, and hotels.