Glen Knight

NYC Based IT Professional

Computer Vision at the Edge with AWS Panorama

Today, the AWS Panorama Appliance is generally available to all of you. The AWS Panorama Appliance is a computer vision (CV) appliance designed to be deployed on your network to analyze images provided by your on-premises cameras. Every week, I read about new and innovative use cases for computer vision. Some customers are using CV […]

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HashiCorp Previews Updates to Consul Service Mesh

During an online HashiConf Global conference, HashiCorp today made available a beta of an update to its open source Consul service mesh for virtual machines and Kubernetes clusters that makes it possible for multiple administrators to share the same instance of a multitenant service mesh. Version 1.11 of Consul will also add support for a […]

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Pulumi Adds Registry to Share Secure IaC Code

Pulumi this week added a public registry to its portfolio that makes it easier to discover packages that have been created using its tools to manage infrastructure-as-code (IaC). Joe Duffy, Pulumi CEO, said the Pulumi Registry will make it simpler for DevOps teams to share and reuse IaC tools that have been vetted versus always […]

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Say Goodbye to Late-Night SRE Wake-Up Calls

Thousands of SREs, on-call engineers and DevOps pros all over the world dread nothing more than the late-night incident alert. The pager buzzing at 2:00 a.m. can cause panic for SREs and leave IT and DevOps teams with quite a mess to contain. But incident response doesn’t have to cause panic if you have the […]

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Learn a Bit About AI

Every once in a while, a trend becomes broad enough that I feel the need to offer career advice. This year it will be simple: Know enough about AI/ML to be dangerous. We are past the point where not having at least a basic understanding is a good idea. Looking around the data center, AI […]

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New – AWS Data Exchange for Amazon Redshift

Back in 2019 I told you about AWS Data Exchange and showed you how to Find, Subscribe To, and Use Data Products. Today, you can choose from over 3600 data products in ten categories: In my introductory post I showed you how could subscribe to data products and then download the data sets into an […]

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Splunk Expands Scope of Observability While Lowering Costs

During its online .conf21 conference Splunk Inc. today revealed a bevy of updates that advance observability while at the same time reducing the total cost of deploying its platforms. As part of that effort, Splunk also announced it will now make workload-based pricing available to all customers. Previously, a select number of small customers had […]

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A Blueprint for Securing Software Development

Software development has changed dramatically in recent years, as technologies like DevOps, application containers, and cloud-native transform how software is built and distributed. Unfortunately, attackers have been paying close attention to these changes, and have retooled their attack strategies to take advantage of relatively weak security controls in software development and build environments. Attackers recognize […]

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Splunk Donates eBPF Telemetry Data Collector to CNCF

Splunk Inc. announced during the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America conference that it donated a data collector to the OpenTelemetry project run by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Splunk’s data collector runs as a sandbox-level program at the kernel of a Linux operating system and takes advantage of extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) technology […]

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Why Observability and Monitoring Matter to SREs

Site reliability engineers, or SREs, do many things. They help developers build reliability into applications. They manage SLAs and SLOs. They play a leading role in incident management and incident response. For all of these tasks, SREs draw heavily on observability and monitoring. Although other parts of the IT organization also typically help to manage […]

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