DevOps is a software engineering culture and practice that aims at unifying software development (Dev) and software operation (Ops). The main characteristic of the DevOps movement is to strongly advocate automation and monitoring at all steps of software construction, from integration, testing, releasing to deployment and infrastructure management. DevOps aims at shorter development cycles, increased deployment frequency, more dependable releases, in close alignment with business objectives. When we started PolarSeven in 2013 customers were looking [...]
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Security is a major area of focus here at PolarSeven, we aim to enable and automate security patterns crucial to the success of applications deployment. Since Docker has matured, the need to secure Dockerized workloads has increased. Both free and commercial tools are available for helping to harden your Docker stack. Clair is an open source project for the static analysis of vulnerabilities in application containers images. Clair performs static analysis of container images and [...]
Audits are an extremely boring topic to talk about. Saving thousands every month is a little more interesting. On a recent Discovery Workshop with one of our clients who will remain nameless we found 6000 backups dating back five or six years. This was only one of the things we found which saved the customer over $4000 per month. Over time many AWS accounts grow organically and resources are forgotten about. AWS charges for what [...]