When it was founded in 2000, uSwitch helped consumers in the U.K. compare prices for their utilities. The company eventually expanded to include comparison and switching tools for a wide range of verticals, including broadband service, credit cards, and insurance. Internally, those verticals translated into a decentralized technology infrastructure. Teams—which were organized around the markets their applications price-compared—ran all their…
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Originally published on Alcide Blog by Nitzan Niv In the security world, one of the most established methods to identify that a system was compromised, abused or mis-configured is to collect logs of all the activity performed by the system’s users and automated services, and to analyze these logs. Audit Logs as a Security Best Practice In general, audit logs…
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Despite the rare appearance of a couple of rainy days in San Diego, KubeCon+CloudNativeCon saw plenty of seaside socializing. It certainly helped that the conference venue, the San Diego Convention Center, is located adjacent to the city’s primary entertainment district, the historic Gaslamp Quarter. The conference’s sponsor showcase also provided many opportunities to network and learn about new technology. READ…
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The recent KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America event was eye opening. Sure, I have attended the show in the past, but the reported 12,000 attendees was 50% more than the event hosted last year and showed that Kubernetes hysteria has not waned. But, did the event also highlight just how unique Kubernetes is among its cloud native peers? READ MORE
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As more businesses use cloud computing for applications, storage and more, channel partners are finding new opportunities for helping their customers run and manage services on those clouds. And one of the fastest growing segments of that marketplace, services involving the Kubernetes container orchestration platform, is where channel partners should now be taking a closer look and making investments that…
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If you live on Slack, multiply your usage by millions of active users worldwide and you’ll quickly understand why the company ran into data storage challenges. In the fall of 2016, Slack was dealing with hundreds of thousands of MySQL queries per second and thousands of sharded MySQL hosts in production. The company’s busiest database hosts had to handle all…
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