April Roundup @ Botmetric: Aiding Teamwork to Solidify 3 Pillars of Cloud Management30 Apr 2017
Spring is still on at Botmetric, and we continue to evolve like seasons with new features. This month, the focus was on how to bring in more collaboration and teamwork while performing various tasks related to cloud management. The three pillars of cloud management, visibility, control, and optimization, can be solidified only with seamless collaboration. To that end, Botmetric released two cool collaborative features in April: Slack Integration and Share Reports.
1. Slack Integration
What is it about: Integrating Slack collaboration tool and Botmetric so that a cloud engineer will never miss an alert or notification when on a Slack channel and quickly communicate/alert it to their team ASAP.
How will it help: Cloud engineers can quickly get a sneak-peak into specific Botmetric alerts, as well as details of various cloud events, on their desired channel of Slack. Be it an alert generated by Botmetric’s Cost & Governance, Security & Compliance, or Ops & Automation, engineers can see these alerts without logged into Botmetric, and quickly communicate the problem between the team members.
Where can you find this feature on Botmetric: Under the Admin section inside 3rd Party Integrations.
2. Share/Email Data-Rich AWS Cloud Reports Instantly
What is it about: Sharing/emailing Botmetric reports directly from Botmetric. No downloading required.
How will it help: For successful cloud management, all the team members need complete visibility with pertinent data in the form of AWS cloud reports. The new ‘Share Reports’ feature provides complete visibility across accounts and helps multiple AWS users in the team better collaborate while managing the cloud.
Where can you find this feature on Botmetric: Across all the Botmetric products in the form of a share icon.
To know more in detail, read the blog ‘Share Data-Rich AWS Cloud Reports Instantly with Your Team Directly From Botmetric.’
Knowledge Sharing @ Botmetric
Continuing our new tradition to provide quick bites and snippets on better AWS cloud management, here are few blogs that we covered in the month of April:
Gauge AWS S3 Spend, Minimize AWS S3 Bill Shock
AWS S3 offers a durability of 99.999999999% compared to other object storage on AWS, and features simple web interface to store and retrieve any amount of data. When it comes to AWS S3 spend, it has something more in it beyond just the storage cost. If you’re a operations manager or a cloud engineer, you probably know that data read/write or data moved in/out also do count AWS S3 bill. Hence, a detailed analysis of all these can help you keep AWS S3 bill shock to a minimum. To know how, visit this page.
7 Tips on How to Work the Magic With DevOps for AWS Cloud Management
Are you a DevOps engineer looking for complete AWS cloud management? Or are you a AWS user looking to use DevOps practices to optimize your AWS usage? Both ways, AWS and DevOps are modern way of getting things done. You should leverage new age DevOps tools for monitoring, application performance management, log management, security, data protection and cloud management instead of trying to build adhoc automation or dealing with primitive tools offered by AWS.
The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Deployment Automation Using AWS S3, CodeDeploy & Jenkins
If you’re a DevOps engineer or an enterprise looking for a complete guide on how to automate app deployment using Continuous Integration (CI)/Continuous Deliver(CD) strategies, and tools like AWS S3, CodeDeploy, Jenkins & Code Commit, then bookmark this blog penned by Minjar’s cloud expert.
Botmetric Cloud Explorer: A Handy Topological Relationship View of AWS Resources
Do you want to get a complete understanding of your AWS infrastructure. And map how each resources are connected and where they stand today for building stronger governance, auditing, and tracking of resources. Above all get one handy, cumulative relationship view of AWS resources without using AWS Config service. Read this blog how to get a complete topological relationship view of your AWS resources.
The Cloud Computing Think-Tank Pieces @ Botmetric
5 Reasons Why You Should Question Your Old AWS Cloud Security Practices
While you scale your business on cloud, AWS too keeps scaling its services too. So, cloud engineers have to constantly adapt to architectural changes as and when AWS updates are announced. While all architectural changes are made, AWS Cloud Security best practices and audits need to be relooked too from time to time.
As a CISO, you must question your old practices and relook at them whether it’s relevant in the present day. Here’re the excerpts from a think tank session highlighting the five reasons why you should question your old practices.
The Rise of Anything as a Service (XaaS): The New Hulk of Cloud Computing
The ‘Cloud-driven aaS’ era is clearly upon us. Besides the typical SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS offerings discussed, there are other ‘As-a-Service(aaS)’ offerings too. For instance, Database-as-a-service, Storage-as-a-Service, Windows-as-a-Service, and even Malware-as-a-Service. It is the era of Anything-as-a-Service (XaaS). Read the excerpts from an article by Amarkant Singh, Head of Product, Botmetric, featured on Stratoscale, which share views on XaaS, IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS.
April Wrap-Up: Helping Bring Success to Cloud Management
Rain or shine, Botmetric has always striven to bring success to cloud management. And will continue to do so with DevOps, NoOps, AIOps solutions.
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