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Cloud services, AWS especially comes with a bunch of resources and features that can both enhance your experience and on the other hand, be a little bit pricey. Use the following tools to observe, analyze, and optimize the costs of your AWS cloud infrastructure.

This article was originally published on The Chief I/O: Use These Tools to Optimize your AWS Costs

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In this article, I’ll be highlighting some tools to optimize your AWS EC2 costs using;

  • Third-Party Amazon Web Service Cost Optimization tools

Tools For Optimizing Amazon Web Services (AWS) Costs

Cloud services, AWS especially comes with a bunch of resources and features that can both enhance your experience and on the other hand, be a little bit pricey.

Generally, the various Amazon Web Service cost optimization tools can be grouped into two broad groups, considering their functions.

Efficiently predicting the cost of cloud services offered by the…


Both AppDynamics and Dynatrace offer a wide range of features and tools. This means while some tools are ideal for you, you might find many features redundant too. You can take advantage of the tree trial offered by both vendors to get a sense of how they work and see which tool works best for you.

This article was originally published on The Chief I/O: AIOps Tools: Dynatrace vs AppDynamics

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In this article, I’ll be highlighting the AIOps tools — AppDynamics and Dynatrace.

The term “AIOps” is an acronym for Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations. The term was first coined by Garnet in 2017 in reference to how data and information from applications are managed by IT teams (using AI in this case).

AIOps is used to describe multi-layered technology platforms that can enhance and automate IT operations using Machine Learning and data analytics. Such platforms leverage large collections of data sourced from various IT tools…


AIOps implementation makes life easier for the IT environment whereby it takes on the various challenges facing the existing system and provides us with all end-to-end report and visibility of our IT environment, and makes any IT team to be proactively respondent to any technical issue that arises.

This article was originally published on The Chief I/O: Reasons We Need AIOps

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In this article, I’ll be discussing AIOps, how it works, and then sharing the reasons why we need AIOPs.

  • How does AIOps work?
  • Why AIOps?

What Is AIOps?

Coined by Gartner, AIOps meaning “Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations” or Algorithmic Operations refer to technology platforms that use Machine Learning (ML) and data science to solve IT operation problems.

The increasing complexity in data management and demand for faster and more efficient data management needs a quick fix, birthing AIOps.

AIOps combines Big Data, Machine Learning, and other…


These news articles were originally published on The Chief I/O Cloud-native news.

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Researchers uncover a 10-year old vulnerability in Linux

Security researchers at Qualys, the cloud security firm, have uncovered a 10-year old vulnerability in Sudo, a utility included in almost all Linux and Unix-based operating systems. The vulnerability allows any unprivileged user to gain access to root privileges on a vulnerable host using a default Sudo configuration.

  1. Qualys security researchers were able…

Incepted with the aim of reducing costs of acquiring hardware upfront, the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) has made development and deployment relatively faster and less costly. However, the retaining costs from some unused storage, Instances, and features of the Amazon EC2 remain a glitch in EC2 cost-effectiveness.

This article was originally published on The Chief I/O: How To Optimize AWS EC2 Costs.

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In this article, I’ll be highlighting some ideal ways to optimize your AWS EC2 costs using;

- Amazon provided cost management tools and some

- Best practices for reducing your Amazon Web Service EC2 bills

AWS Costs Management Tools

Amazon has provided us with a good number of analytics and automation tools to help streamline AWS data analysis and otherwise, heavy tasks. …


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We hope it’s not too late to wish you a Happy New Year. It’s still a mystery how 2020 turned out to collectively be one of our challenging years in recent times, but we are grateful in spite of it all. Here’s to hoping 2021 is much better for all of us. Welcome to the new year.

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We recently decided to switch things up a bit and introduce “Last Month in FAUN”, as opposed to “Last Week in FAUN.” The idea is to bring you the most read, best articles, blogs, and tutorials + other important news from the community.

We hope you enjoyed reading the previous editions and we welcome you to this new one!

🎙️ Before starting this issue, we’re glad to share with you our latest FaunCast episode!

Securing Kubernetes: The Paranoid Guide.

In this episode, we examined the differences between securing a traditional environment and a container-based environment.


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Hey there! How have you been? We know it has been a while. We were working on how to make FAUN community and its publication better for you and so we decided to make a few changes. One of the major changes is that we publish this monthly instead of weekly like we used to. We missed you and we hope that you did too and that you had a swell time reading through last month’s curation.

As usual, we bring the top news and stories published on FAUN — articles, tutorials, tips, that were most read and interacted with.

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A narrative podcast from FAUN featuring DevOps & Cloud Native stories and leaders.

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Our goal in FAUN is to inform developers and DevOps enthusiasts about the latest trends and insights in the DevOps and the Cloud Native space.

Our new podcast, The DevOps FaunCast, is one step towards achieving this goal 🚀.

It was already played more than 12,270 times.

You can listen to some episodes below:

The first crisis in software engineering, the roots of Agile, and the short story of DevOps

From Abacus to Containers — A Brief History of Computing

The Missing Introduction to Containerization and the Origins of Kubernetes

The Ubiquity of Kubernetes

The Four Golden Signals, SLO, SLI, and Kubernetes

Diving Deep Into Serverless Architectures (1/2)


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Welcome to this week’s edition of “Last Week in FAUN.” As usual, we bring you the best-read stories of last week — stories that were most interacted with and read.

Welcome to this week’s edition of the best-read stories on FAUN.

Manage multiple Terraform environments

By CloudSkiff

There’s a common need to manage Terraform. It’s one thing to get started, but how do you handle managing several teams, environments, etc? This article discusses how to manage several Terraform environments. Add it to your must-read if you’ve been looking for this piece of information. Find full article here

https://medium.com/faun/manage-multiple-terraform-environments-c696f84a3687

12 Critical Linux Log Files to Monitor

By Alper Ünal

Here’s an interesting…

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