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Dec 1, 2022   |  By Cortex
Reporting is essential when managing a microservice architecture. Without some kind of reporting tool, it’s significantly more difficult to gain insight into how services and resources are functioning. Software teams need this insight in order to make meaningful progress — without reporting, it’s hard to even know where progress needs to be made. With the introduction of CQL reports, Cortex gives you more visibility than ever before.
Nov 29, 2022   |  By Cortex
The service catalog is an indispensable component of a team’s software development infrastructure. Anything you need to know about your microservice architecture - whether it is knowing who owns a particular service or what another service’s dependencies are - lives inside this repository. Its potential, however, is not limited to being a storehouse for all the data about your microservices.
Nov 17, 2022   |  By Cortex
It is no secret that companies are shifting large infrastructures to the cloud. With more and more companies undergoing the digital transformation of their services, we have been witnessing cloud adoption as a software growth and maintenance strategy for a few years now. The nature of this movement has changed over time, so it is important to ask yourself what cloud adoption looks like today.
Nov 15, 2022   |  By Cortex
With AWS re:Invent right around the corner, infrastructure has been top of mind at Cortex. Earlier this year, we launched our revolutionary Resource Catalog, which integrates with AWS accounts to automatically ingest all infrastructure components, from s3 buckets to lambdas. Through this process, Cortex allows you to track everything in a single place, while augmenting the information that already exists in AWS. The Resource Catalog surfaces live information about your infrastructure assets.
Nov 10, 2022   |  By Cortex
Vulnerabilities are part and parcel of the software development life cycle. If left untreated, they can expose your application to malicious attacks, which can be detrimental to its functioning and reliability. To avoid severe damage and complications that arise from having the vulnerabilities exposed, it is good practice to set up a vulnerability management system.
Nov 8, 2022   |  By Cortex
Mend is an automated vulnerability scanning tool that helps teams detect and resolve issues quickly. Mend can discover outdated packages and tell you if you’re relying on tools with known issues. Then, through automated remediation, Mend creates pull requests for developers with specific guidance on resolving those issues. Mend conducts static code analysis as well as package and dependency management analysis to identify weaknesses.
Nov 7, 2022   |  By Cortex
Cortex is a developer portal that helps engineering teams create a culture of reliability and ownership. Its service and resource catalogs provide a single-pane-of-glass into critical information about their ownership, documentation, dependencies and third party integration data.
Nov 3, 2022   |  By Cortex
Imagine you’re part of a software development team that’s working on an important new project. Everyone is excited about the work, but you’re running into trouble. The work wasn’t clearly divided up, so some of the engineers unintentionally did overlapping work. Meanwhile, neither the PM nor the engineers realized that they would eventually need sign-off from an external stakeholder, who doesn’t agree with all of the project requirements.
Nov 1, 2022   |  By Cortex
For software development teams to make meaningful progress, they must invest in efficient monitoring, reporting practices, and tooling. This is because only by keeping track of select metrics, such as those pertaining to application performance, will you know whether you are on the right track. Without knowledge of whether the software is functioning and performing as it is supposed to, there is no way of knowing what, if any, changes need to be made.
Oct 27, 2022   |  By Cortex
The software development life cycle is by no means a short or easy process. From project design to post-production monitoring, each stage of the life cycle comes with its own set of workflow-related demands. Teams must develop adaptable yet agile workflows to prioritize efficiency while simultaneously ensuring a positive developer experience. Thankfully, there is no shortage of tools to boost productivity in software development team workflows.
May 18, 2022   |  By Cortex
Build reliable and innovative software at scale - Cortex makes it easy for engineering organizations to gain visibility into their services and deliver high quality software.
May 10, 2022   |  By Cortex
At DockerCon 2022, we had a conversation with engineering leads from two successful platforms about how they manage microservices, reliability, and more.
Jan 13, 2022   |  By Cortex
Build reliable and innovative software at scale - Cortex makes it easy for engineering organizations to gain visibility into their services and deliver high quality software.

Cortex makes it easy for engineering organizations to gain visibility into their services and deliver high quality software.

Cortex helps engineering teams build better software at scale:

  • Align your team and drive accountability: Scorecards enable teams to drive what matters most to them – including service quality, production readiness standards, and migrations.
  • A single source of truth for your services: Cortex’s service catalog integrates with the most popular engineering tools, giving teams an easy way to understand everything about their architecture.
  • Build a culture of reliability and high performance: Teams enable organizations to drive a sense of ownership and pride as they improve service quality.
  • Ensure new services follow best practices from day one: Scaffolder lets developers scaffold a new service in less than five minutes using custom templates crafted by your team.

Cortex gives organizations visibility into the status and quality of their microservices and helps teams drive adoption of best practices so they can deliver higher quality software.