Automation

cloudhedge

3 Steps to Modernize Apps with Automation

Modernizing applications to the cloud will not only save time and resources but also help in scaling your offering! Sounds familiar? Well, it has to since everyone is pacing ahead of the cloud curve. So isn’t it an obvious move for those age-old legacy applications to be modernized to cloud? Here is a quick read on how you can go cloud-native.

cfengine

Writing custom service_methods

CFEngine provides the services promise type to manage the state of a given service. services type promises are an abstraction of agent bundles, they can be used to declare the desired state for a collection of things identified by a name. Most commonly services type promises are used to manage standard operating system services though they can be used for abstracting other logical states.

stackstorm

Machine Learning driven Closed Loop Automation

The reliance on digital transformation and data is ever increasing for businesses to be successful in the current environment. The agility at which the business can respond to real-life situations is proportional to the level of digitization that has been implemented in the business. For a business to nimble and agile, it is imperative that all the processes be delivered as a digital service that can be provisioned, monitored and remediated as by an automation logic at the core of the business.

rundeck

SRE Lessons: Continuously Optimize to Reduce Toil

"Can't we just automate away all of our toil?" Reducing toil is often mistaken for a linear project. The misconception is that you start at one end and refactor or automate your way to the end. In reality, reducing toil is an ongoing process. Rather than framing it as a project or special effort, reducing toil requires a continuous improvement approach.

cfengine

CVE-2019-9929 – internal authentication secrets leaked in logs

The CFEngine engineering team has recently discovered a severe security issue in the CFEngine Enterprise product. CFEngine is using some internal secrets for authentication to the Mission Portal API and the PostgreSQL database when running background maintenance tasks. These internal secrets are randomly generated during the installation process and stored in files which only the root user has access to.