BuildPiper – A SAAS Playground

Buildpiper - A SAAS Playground

As of late, I took a dive at setting up and connecting WordPress with the database using container services. I created a website but couldn’t figure out where and how to deploy it. I was looking for a way with less exertion, at least expense, and minimum time. At this point, I thought of a Continue reading “BuildPiper – A SAAS Playground”

Elastic SIEM – An Event Tracking Feature

SIEM with ELK – san3ncrypt3d – Making cybersecurity a habit & Privacy a Goal

 

Torture the data, and it will confess to anything.

Ronald Coase

WHAT IS ELASTIC SIEM

Elastic SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) is a new feature provided by Elastic NV. Using Elastic SIEM we can track and maintain important events that concern us.

Events are actions that reflect something that has happened.

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Monitoring Druid with Prometheus

Druid Exporter – A Prometheus agent for Druid Database

A while back we got the requirement for working on Apache Druid. By working on Apache Druid, We mean setup, management, and monitoring. Since it was a new topic for us we started evaluating it and we actually find it has a lot of amazing features.

So for the people who don’t have an idea about Druid and just starting with Druid. Let me give a quick walk-through of it.

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Ease your Azure Infrastructure with Azure Blueprints

Today infrastructure-as-a-code is something that is picking up the pace at an exponential rate. Although the very concept of Infrastructure-as-a-code is pretty enticing that’s just once the face of the coin, what sits behind the shadows is compliance and access rights which plays a major role in the organizational setup.
So, today we would be covering one such service that Azure provides us i.e. Azure Blueprints which makes our lives even easier by incorporating the infrastructure and compliance under the same umbrella.

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How to implement CI/CD using AWS CodeBuild, CodeDeploy and CodePipeline

As we know that CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment) is inevitable process in our DevOps culture , we should always look for a better .. more efficient solution to implement the same.

CI/CD gives us the capability to continuously integrate code changes, test it , deploy it and having continuous feedback which helps us to accelerate our development speed , off-course it reduces time in testing perspective and it helps you to make your releases streamline.

So you dont have to worry about anything except CODING as CI/CD will take care of everything for you. 🙂

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Security Group Strategy for AWS

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Grenadier Guards are an elite British Army infantry regiment. People say they are strong as a mountain and ruthless as hell. They protect the doors of Buckingham Palace which are the world’s most valuable residence. No one dares to enter. Likewise, our hosted resources in the cloud are of utmost important and valuable to us. We need some method to protect it and restrict the initial point of contact from the attacker an unwanted audience. Let’s discuss it further on how we can use the security group in the best way to secure our EC2 instances.

AWS is a cloud provider which means the services which we use are hosted at AWS data center. EC2 (Elastic Cloud Compute ), which we use to create instances, is one of many services provided by AWS.

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Kubernetes Diary – Software LoadBalancer

Problem Statement..?

Most of us, who have used Kubernetes with a public cloud, have created a cloud loadbalancer as well. Ever thought about how can this be achieved in a Private Data Center. The easiest way would be to use the concept of Node Port and expose our services with it. In this blog, however, we won’t take the easy way out. Well, at least not the easiest way. We are going to talk about ways to achieve the same goal of Software LoadBalancer in a Private Data Center with some interesting tools.

Kubernetes Cluster on Bare Metal System Made Possible using MetalLB

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Elasticsearch Cluster Monitoring

Elasticsearch is a scalable, full-text search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene. It is Java-based and allows you to store, search, and analyze big volumes of data quickly in near real-time. It can search and index the document files in diverse formats. Lucene is the underlying technology that Elasticsearch uses for extremely fast data retrieval.

As flexible, scalable, and useful as Elasticsearch is, monitoring your cluster can help you ensure that the cluster is appropriately sized and handles all operations efficiently.

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Opstree’s Logging (EFK) Operator

Logging is a critical part of monitoring and there are a lot of tools for logs monitoring like Splunk, Sumologic, and Elasticsearch, etc. Since Kubernetes is becoming so much popular now, and running multiple applications and services on a Kubernetes cluster requires a centralized, cluster-level stack to analyze the logs created by pods.
One of the well-liked centralized logging solutions is the combination of multiple opensource tools i.e. Elasticsearch, Fluentd, and Kibana. In this blog, we will talk about setting up the logging stack on the Kubernetes cluster with our newly developed operator named “Logging Operator”.

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Stop Wasting Money, Start Cost Optimization for AWS!

Generally, organizations move towards AWS to furnish their foundation with the capacity to develop and extend their abilities and because they can only pay for the resources they use. An unfortunate side effect of this methodology is that little costs regularly go unnoticed and can add up over time, prompting high monthly bills. The monetary effect of the current pandemic is forcing the world to adjust spending within their organizations. Everybody is turning over every rock to discover approaches to cut waste without impacting business. One way to get fast cost savings is to eliminate wasted spend on cloud services.

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