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Azure Monitor (Part 7): Mastering Application Performance Monitoring with Application Insights

In my last post I walked through a brief introduction to Application Insights, and APM tools in general, and hopefully the simple outside-in availability test I concluded the chapter with has been a useful starting point for you on your APM journey. In this post, I’m going to dig deeper into Application Insights and walk you through a use case that should make the purpose of Application Insights really clear.


The Future is Hybrid: Practicing Security in the Hybrid Cloud

By now, many organizations have adopted the cloud in some way. We saw organizations moving whole servers over to the cloud at the beginning, but now we see small parts of a system being moved to the cloud and new cloud native offerings. We’ll use the analogies of Lincoln Logs and Legos to describe these deployment models.


Understanding Serverless Application Behavior with Thundra

The world is fighting with COVID-19 relentlessly and these days showed me that pandemics will continue causing problems even after we beat this one. The lesson learned from those bad days is that software plays and will play a crucial role in combating the next insane problem that human beings will face. Serverless paradigm is our hope to deliver modern, fast, reliable and robust applications for many reasons such as ultimate scalability, easiness to build something from scratch.


Investing In Our Partnership with AWS

Even with a complete understanding of the benefits that come with running a hybrid environment, companies are still challenged with digital transformation best practices: what to move, when to move it, what’s being spent, how it’s performing, and what’s being overutilized and underutilized. This is why Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the most strategic partners in LogicMonitor’s ecosystem.


Jelastic Gliese 581 Released for Improved User Experience and Optimized Performance

Jelastic Inc., innovative software company that provides a Multi-Cloud DevOps PaaS, launched a new product release named Jelastic Gliese 581 that includes container provisioning optimization, improved UI for better user experience, optimized SSH connection security, as well as a set of API and Cloud Scripting updates.


Use Cloud Infrastructure Data Model to Detect Container Implantation (MITRE T1525)

A unified cloud infrastructure data model is fundamental for enterprises using multiple cloud vendors. Enterprise customers prefer to use multiple cloud vendors as a way to prevent being locked in and dependent on specific platforms. According to Gartner the top vendors for cloud infrastructure as a service in the years 2017-2018, are Amazon 49.4%, Azure 12.7% and Google with 3.3%.


Introduction to Azure Functions 3.0

Azure Functions has recently released its new version “Azure Functions 3.0” and it is generally available now. This blog is all about the upgraded version and how far it is scaled up from the previous versions. Any business architecture will involve Azure Functions, this need provokes the necessity of upgradation in such resources.

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IAM Access in Kubernetes: kube2iam vs kiam

IAM is the de-facto method of authorization in AWS. Most Kubernetes “Quick Start” guides for AWS do not adequately cover how to manage IAM access in your pods. This blog series will first go over the security issues specific to AWS IAM on Kubernetes, then compare solutions, and then end with a detailed walkthrough for setting up your cluster with one of those solutions.


Managing the Cloud Spike of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is teaching America that it is very possible to maintain their lives effectively from home. Due to the outbreak, virtual meeting companies and cloud meeting companies have been an essential tool to keep businesses, schools and social lives running smoothly. These tools are all of a sudden our main channels for communication and interaction — leading to a cloud spike.