In the last 5 years, Kubernetes has gone from a technology for hip startups and tech wizards to a mainstay of the technology industry. A 2021 survey by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) shows that 96% of businesses of all sizes were either running or evaluating Kubernetes.
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Last week Mondoo sponsored our very first European event: DevOpsDays Birmingham! It was also the first DevOpsDays ever held in Birmingham. As a global core member of DevOpsDays and head of Community for Mondoo in Europe, I was delighted to get together once again with DevOps practitioners and thought leaders.
Welcome to the April 2022 recap of Mondoo releases. There are many updates that we hope you will like, including:
- AWS volume-based instance scanning
- Windows platform support
- Asset search and annotations
- Expanded insights in the Mondoo UI
- Mondoo domain change
- Policy updates - 3 new policies, 2 policies newly certified, 5 policies improved
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I went to my first DevOps-oriented event eleven years ago. Over the last decade-plus of attending DevOpsDays events, it has been hugely rewarding to see the DevOps movement stretch into being, orient and define itself, and build toward a community of practice.
In the past year, devastating cloud security breaches have dominated technology headlines. These big news stories are only the tip of the iceberg in cybercrime—we don’t hear about the thousands of successful attacks that cripple worldwide businesses every day. The victims are financial institutions, governments, businesses, and other organizations who have seemingly thorough security policies in place. But these policies fail to protect them. Let’s explore why.
Canonical recently released their latest long-term support (LTS) version of Ubuntu with Ubuntu 22.04 codenamed Jammy Jellyfish. Ubuntu ships an LTS release every two years in April and supports them for a full five years (instead of the usual 18-month support cycles). This extended support cycle makes LTS releases ideal for servers. What exactly is new in Ubuntu 22.04, though? There are plenty of articles showing the latest logos, desktop backgrounds, and display drivers, but nothing that really informs sysadmins.
Information security is a changed game. Traditional security practices can’t keep up with the rapid acceleration of both infrastructure as code and cybercrime. It’s time for a new approach: continuous security testing throughout your development cycle.
On December 31st, 2021, CentOS 8 officially went end-of-life. This brought an end to one of the most venerable Linux server distributions. CentOS had long been the go-to alternative Linux distribution for teams looking for the stability and compatibility of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) without the high licensing costs. The distro was a near-perfect clone of RHEL with the exception of copyrighted terms/logos and some proprietary management software.
Welcome to the Mondoo release recap for March 2022. There are many updates that we hope you will like, including:
As DevOps practitioners ourselves, we know securing your AWS environments is complicated. Have you thought about approaching security the same way DevOps teams build and manage their AWS infrastructure? If not, then you should.