Why we've decided to make an ungated Rookout Sandbox

A long time ago (in April 2019), in a galaxy far far away (in Tel Aviv, Planet Earth) we launched a self-serve option. Users could now sign up to Rookout without having to contact us first. We invested significant resources in online promotion and -- just like any startup at our stage -- we hoped to soon see legions of users signing up and using the tool to fetch data directly from their code.


Why Enterprises should push for Container Adoption in 2020?

Enterprises that have been running their own data centers for a number of years are skeptical of the benefits associated with cloud. One of the considerations for many enterprises is to be able to build modern applications such that the dependency on a particular cloud stack is minimal, or the interfaces that are depending on the specific cloud are abstracted well.

January 2020 Online Meetup: Securing Your Production Grade Kubernetes Clusters Using Rancher

As DevOps teams deploy Kubernetes in production using Rancher, enterprises must focus on the runtime security and compliance requirements of their cloud-native platforms. Starting with Rancher 2.2, we published self-assessment and hardening guides to outline provisioning a cluster to comply with the CIS Kubernetes benchmark. Identifying gaps and pain points in the process, Rancher engineering added additional features to both Rancher and RKE to simplify the process.

DevOps Metrics: 7 KPIs to Evaluate Your Team's Maturity

Measuring the maturity of your DevOps team might sound difficult, but it isn’t at all. Simple key performance indicators (KPIs), such as the deployment success rate or mean time between failure, give a good indication of the maturity of your DevOps team. By “mature,” I mean that your team consistently and smoothly operates at a high level and can deploy several times a day with very little risk.


Automating Sentry Releases with CircleCI

Continuous integration tools like CircleCI let developers automate builds and tests, so that teams can merge changes into their codebase quickly and frequently. In this article, we’ll take a look at how to combine Sentry’s command line interface with CircleCI to automatically create Sentry releases. This will unlock some of our best features, like identifying suspect commits that likely introduced new errors, applying source maps to see the original source code within Sentry, and more.


Kong Gateway 2.0 GA!

After a full year of development since our last major open source release, we are proud to announce the next chapter of our flagship open-source API gateway — Kong Gateway 2.0 is generally available! With this release, Kong will become more operationally agnostic for large-scale deployments across on-premises and multi-cloud environments, thanks to the new Hybrid Mode. In addition, plugin development also becomes more language agnostic, thanks to the new Golang PDK support.