The weather is warming up and hopefully, you’re enjoying some fresh air around you. Take a chance to take your mind off of things and read a few posts from our authors.

Environment Resilience – Hiring an SRE Team

Taking on Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is not an easy task. It doesn’t matter where you’re coming from. Some organizations have done a little DevOps and are trying to break into SRE. Others haven’t even taken that step, and figure they should go all the way with their implementation. Wherever you’re coming from, hiring an SRE team is a big undertaking. There are a lot of pitfalls along the way. With the correct planning, though, you and your team can navigate them successfully. Find out how from Eric Boersma on Enov8’s blog. 

The Forward-Looking CIO’s Guide to IT Compliance

Compliance has become one of the most important things that CIOs have to take care of in an organization. With increased regulations and requirements from external entities, compliance can get difficult. It’s important for you to understand how to make sure you’re in compliance. Learn more about compliance from Omkar Hiremath on Plutora’s blog.

Best AWS Optimization and Monitoring Tools

More and more, companies are shifting their data to the cloud. And why wouldn’t they? After all, it’s no secret that cloud services help firms process bigger workloads without massive costs. But this comes with a major challenge: monitoring performance. Moreover, to get the most out of your cloud investment, it’s important to optimize. This is where cloud optimization and monitoring tools come into the picture. Find out more from Arnab Roy Chowdhury on GNS3’s blog. 

A Practical Guide to Node.js Logging

Many developers start with Node.js by building a small pet project. However, things often change, and small projects become increasingly bigger. On top of this, developers sometimes aren’t the best writers by logging inaccurate, meaningless, or just dubious log messages. What do you end up with? An application that’s hard to debug. Find out how to handle it from Michiel Mulders on Solarwinds’ blog. 

Understanding Apache Access and Error Logs

Apache has been a friend of the web for about two decades now. Back when its adoption started, setting up Apache was a task for SysAdmins. But now, almost anybody can set up a quick LAMP stack and be on their way. Listing all of Apache’s modules and what each of them do would take more time than we have today. As cool as it would be to talk about SSL, TLS, proxies, databases, and what have you, let’s focus on logging. Find out more from Guillermo Salazar Solarwinds’ blog. 

What Is Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)? Best Data Center Management Software List

Do you own a data center or have your valuable data stored at a data center? In both cases, you’re probably thinking about how to automate your data center’s infrastructure management. In fact, you may be looking for a tool to help you optimize management costs. You may also need a tool capable of predicting problems and helping you solve them. Here’s your chance to learn about some tools that can help you out. Learn more from Arnab Roy Chowdhury on GNS3’s blog. 

Centralized Logging With Loggly

Log generation is now a normal aspect of any application. Logs are an essential part of each application and must be managed, but many developers and organizations underestimate their value. They often store logs just to have them, but logs are valuable pieces of information capable of communicating important metrics such as fault rate or availability. Dive deep into centralized logging with Michiel Mulders on Solarwinds’ blog. 

6 Python Logging Best Practices You Should Be Aware Of

Python is one of the most successful programming languages. Unlike many other programming languages, Python comes with a built-in logging module. In this post, you’ll be able to learn the module and its logging levels along with basic configuration instructions in this section. Find out more from Carlos Schults on Solarwinds’ blog. 

How to Implement a Bug Bounty Program

Cybersecurity has become an increasingly trending topic for anyone in the technology space. With millions of attacks happening every day, people have started focusing on security more than ever before. The development, QA, and internal security teams do their best to secure their products. But it’s hard to catch everything internally, and there’s no harm in getting another opinion. That’s what Omkar Hiremath is here to fill you about on Sqreen’s blog. 

Historically, a well-known project in the community to provision and manage Kubernetes clusters on AWS was kops. However, operating a Kubernetes control plane isn’t an easy task; there are many things you need to control. Therefore, AWS announced in 2018 the general availability of EKS, their Kubernetes managed service. Learn about Kubernetes on AWS from Christian Meléndez on Scalyr’s blog. 

The Importance of Performance Certainty

We also updated a few posts this week. In the cloud and in the world of chargebacks, there is a more obvious correlation between performance, resource utilization and cost. For some companies, especially SaaS startups, infrastructure costs represent a significant percentage of their expenses, therefore, system performance can have a direct impact on company profitability, health and sustainability. Find out more about performance certainty on DNS Stuff’s blog.

Finally, we updated a post on AWS lambda. AWS Lambda is one of the leading serverless architectures in the cloud today. It was first-to-market among the major cloud vendors, offers the most competitive pricing, and is employed by Netflix, one of the largest cloud service providers in existence. Find out more on Scalyr’s blog.