The latest News and Information on Cloud monitoring, security and related technologies.


Building Kong Clusters in AWS with the Terraform API Gateway Module

We created the Terraform API gateway module to help you follow DevOps best practices while implementing Kong using infrastructure as code (IaC). Terraform is an open source tool that allows you to implement IaC using a declarative declaration definition. This Terraform module is the reference platform maintained by Kong for potential and existing customers to quickly set up both Kong Gateway and Kong Enterprise for demo and PoC environments.


Debugging with Dashbird: Malformed Lambda Proxy Response

One problem that pops up quite frequently when people try to build serverless applications with AWS API Gateway and AWS Lambda is Execution failed due to configuration error: Malformed Lambda proxy response. There is nothing worse than generic error messages that don’t tell you anything you need to fix the problem, right? And AWS isn’t particularly known for its error message design, if you can even call it that, let alone for giving you the means of fixing the problem.


CaaS Services Through AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud

On the 1st of December, 2020, as the world was preparing for the end of a turbulent year dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic among other things, AWS presented the cloud community with an early present. Container support for AWS Lambda functions. The ability to package and deploy Lambda functions as container images, hence allowing you to run your Lambda functions with the benefits that containers provide. Serverless functions allowed the industry to get up and running with business code in an instant.

Multi-Cloud Archive & Restore: Azure Blob Storage and AWS S3 Support has recently launched its Smart Tiering solution, which gives you the flexibility to place data on different tiers to optimize cost, performance and availability. Our mission has been to make Smart Tiering a multi-cloud and multi-region service. As part of this launch, we are glad to announce that the Historical Tier now supports Microsoft Azure Blob Storage, alongside AWS S3.


Surprised By Your Bills? 5 Essential Tips to Manage Cloud Kubernetes Costs

If you’re spending more than you expected on your Kubernetes deployment, you’re not alone. Many Kubernetes operators are experiencing higher Kubernetes costs than what they had predicted. That’s because, like many aspects of Kubernetes, identifying how to manage or lower costs can be challenging. In this article, we provide 5 essential tips for how you can achieve a more cost-efficient Kubernetes deployment.


Cybercriminals are Bypassing Multi-factor Authentication to Access Organisation's Cloud Services

The US Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued a warning to companies to better protect their cloud-based accounts after several recent successful attacks. According to an advisory published by CISA, an increasing number of attacks have succeeded as more employees have begun to work remotely with a variety of corporate laptops and personal devices during the COVID-19 pandemic.


AWS Data Transfer Pricing: 7 Ways To Reduce Unexpected Costs

If your business depends on AWS cloud services, you’re probably familiar with the experience of having unexpected, hidden charges crop up on your monthly invoice. At times, the AWS cost structure can be quite opaque, making it difficult to accurately gauge in advance the costs of hosting a given application. One of the most common sources of unanticipated AWS charges is the service’s data transfer fees.


Multi-cloud development is accelerating adoption of Kubernetes

As cloud infrastructure grows and develops, reliable and safe management of containers across multiple cloud providers grows increasingly important - accelerating the adoption of Kubernetes (K8s). Orchestration technologies like Kubernetes (K8s) automate the deployment and scaling of containers, and they also ensure the reliability of applications and workloads running on containers.


How to Monitor Amazon DynamoDB Performance

One of Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) most well-known services is AWS DynamoDB. Some of AWS’s most notable customers use DynamoDB for their database needs – companies such as Netflix, The Pokemon Company, and Snapchat. DynamoDB is relatively simple to set up and configure, and it integrates well with many web-based applications. DynamoDB supports technology solutions in gaming, retail, bank and finance, and the software industry.