The latest News and Information on Serverless Monitoring, Management, Development and related cloud technologies.


Monitor your Google serverless applications with Datadog

Google Cloud Platform is growing quickly, providing solutions for everything from cloud storage to managed Kubernetes to serverless computing. Since Google App Engine launched in 2008, Google’s suite of serverless products has expanded to help enterprises accelerate application development without having to manage or scale their own infrastructure.


How we built a serverless "Stonks" checker API for Wall Street Bets

A while ago, a merry bunch on Reddit at the subreddit r/WallStreetsBets (WSB) took on Wall Street. Ironically, through an app called Robinhood. As Alanis Morisette would say, “A little too ironic, don’t ya think?” You had to be in there and in the know at the right time to benefit from the situation. That’s why we built a serverless API to keep track of all the hot and trending stock chats on WSB, that will notify you when the next GME is about to blow up.


Six AWS Lambda Cost Optimization Strategies That Work

In 2021 it’s common practice for businesses to use a pay-as-you-go/use pricing model. It’s no different with Amazon. It’s also the primary reason why this article is such an important read for all those looking to reduce their AWS Lambda costs. In this article, we will go over six actionable strategies to optimize the cost relating to our AWS Lambda usage. One of the main reasons for choosing to move into the cloud is the ability to reduce costs.


Securing AWS Fargate workloads: Meeting File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) requirements

Securing AWS Fargate serverless workloads can be tricky as AWS does not provide much detail about the internal workings. After all… it’s not your business, AWS manages the scaling of underlying resources for you. :) While the security and stability of Fargate’s system is an inherent feature, Fargate follows a shared responsibility model, where you still have to take care of securing those parts specific to your application..


Choosing the Best AWS Serverless Computing Solution

Serverless computing is becoming increasingly popular in software development due to its flexibility of development and the ability it affords to test out and run solutions with minimal overhead cost. Vendors like AWS provide various tools that enable businesses to develop and deploy solutions without investing in or setting up hardware infrastructures. In this post, we’ll cover the many different services that AWS provides for supporting serverless computing.

AWS Fargate runtime security - Implementing File Integrity Monitoring with Sysdig

Thanks to serverless you can focus on your apps, instead of your infrastructure. Take AWS Fargate as an example. A service where you can deploy containers as Tasks, without worrying what physical machine they run on. However, without access to the host How can you detect suspicious activity? Like, file changes on your Fargate tasks? Sysdig provides runtime detection and response to secure Fargate serverless containers.

3 Major Ways To Improve AWS Lambda Performance

This piece was originally three different blogs but is now one. In this piece, we lay out three ways you can improve your AWS Lambda performance. So much has been written about Lambda cold starts. It’s easily one of the most talked-about and yet, misunderstood topics when it comes to Lambda. Depending on who you talk to, you will likely get different advice on how best to reduce cold starts.


Dashbird becomes Gartner Cool Vendor 2021!

We’re officially cool! Dashbird is extremely proud to be named as a Cool Vendor by Gartner in Monitoring, Observability, and Cloud Operations in their 28 April 2021 report on “Cool Vendors in Monitoring, Observability and Cloud Operations”. “Dashbird provides a novel approach to observability for serverless applications that run inside an AWS environment.