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Microservice catalog
SRE
Development

Cortex integrates with Snyk to help map vulnerabilities to services in the catalog and Scorecards.

By 
Cortex
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March 30, 2021
March 29, 2021
Microservice catalog
Development

The move from a monolith to a microservices/service-oriented architecture can be daunting. In this post we'll be going over five things to keep in mind that we’ve learned from helping teams navigate this transition.

By 
Cortex
 - 
March 29, 2021
March 25, 2021
SRE
Microservice catalog

We see teams fall into a few common traps with SLOs, SLIs, and SLAs, particularly when they’re just starting out. In this article, we’ll first define these three acronyms (it’s easy to get confused!) and show you how to avoid the mistakes other teams make.

By 
Cortex
 - 
March 18, 2021
March 9, 2021
SRE

What does your team’s production readiness practice look like for deploying a new service? If you or a dedicated SRE team within your engineering organization has ever green-lit a new service, you probably have used some form of a production readiness checklist to ensure certain conditions are met and processes are followed. In this article, we’ll share some helpful approaches for creating a great production readiness checklist that will set your team up for a successful launch.

By 
Cortex
 - 
February 25, 2021
February 23, 2021
Development

Your on-call system is vital to business—you must be able to help customers fix issues as fast as possible.But being on-call can stress out your employees. A poor on-call rotation can magnify this issue, leaving your employees drained and stressed out.

By 
Cortex
 - 
February 19, 2021
February 13, 2021
Development

Kubernetes, also known as k8s, is an open-source system for managing containerized applications. Since its introduction in 2014, Kubernetes has revolutionized modern application building towards containers and microservices.

By 
Kathy Huang
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February 19, 2021
February 3, 2021
Development

These days, many software teams use microservices to build applications because they offer increased flexibility and scalability.But by solving one problem, you now have to contend with another: How do you keep track of all your microservices?

By 
Cortex
 - 
February 19, 2021
February 9, 2021
Development

SREs are responsible for evaluating tools that can help reduce toil on their teams and make their applications more reliable for end-users. There are a lot of SRE tools out there, and it can be hard to know which ones are the most important to consider. We’ve compiled this guide to highlight the key categories of SRE tools and help you find the right fit for your team.

By 
Cortex
 - 
February 19, 2021
February 3, 2021
Development

The objective of this article is to provide an introduction and a general understanding about Kubernetes. We will look into architectural concepts, advantages of using Kubernetes, how to set up Kubernetes, and how to run commands on a local machine using Minikube.

By 
Arun Mathew Kurian
 - 
February 19, 2021
September 23, 2020
Development

Historically, development teams and operations teams have been at odds.

By 
Arun Mathew Kurian
 - 
February 19, 2021
September 23, 2020
Development

Historically, development teams and operations teams have been at odds.

By 
David Choi
 - 
February 19, 2021
January 28, 2021
Development

Digital transformation means enterprises have to embrace new ways of thinking—from how they structure their teams to their application architecture.

By 
Cortex
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February 19, 2021
January 28, 2021
Business

Organizations that operate microservices/service-oriented architecture face a variety of technical and people related problems.

By 
Ganesh Datta
 - 
April 12, 2021
June 1, 2020
Development

Historically, development teams and operations teams have been at odds.

By 
Cortex
 - 
February 22, 2021
January 28, 2021