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    Why You Should Care About Cloud Infrastructure Governance

    Drew Wright

    It’s never been easier or faster for companies using the cloud to deploy infrastructure on AWS. That’s the good news. The not-so-good news? You can’t move fast without compromising security, compliance, and control. Well, you can’t unless you automate your cloud infrastructure policies, including compliance and security . Hold that thought for a moment. Here are four common hurdles nearly every organization using the cloud encounters: Inconsistent enforcement of regulatory compliance policies (PCI, HIPAA, NIST 800-53) Uneven use of internal governance policies Uncontrolled shadow IT, ad hoc automation, and tooling sprawl Increased demand for cloud expertise Viewed from a higher level, companies using the cloud need to see all resources running across environments, accounts,...

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    A Holiday Season Kickoff at AWS re:Invent 2016 — Gifts From the Cloud

    Drew Wright

    We’re a couple of weeks out of re:Invent and its dizzying buzz—the slew of service and feature announcements, the industry tracks and community meetings, the Mini Cons, the integration and how-to session deep dives, the intensive networking, the mall of sponsors with every manner of product presentation … even festive bling from the ever-present registration DJ. We’ve had some time to digest what we saw and learned this time around and to think about a few of the more compelling offerings. In this post, we’re not going to recap the full laundry list of new services introduced or feature enhancements (many especially targeted at enterprise). Good overviews are abundant; here are ones from InfoQ, VentureBeat, and Rackspace. Instead, let’s zero in on a handful of provocative...

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    We’ll Miss You, Harry Weller, Our Partner, Mentor, & Friend

    Josh Stella

    Harry Weller, General Partner leading NEA’s east coast venture practice, passed away unexpectedly on November 19, 2016. Please see NEA’s words for Harry. J. R. R. Tolkien, one of Harry’s favorites, said, “A safe fairyland is untrue to all worlds.” Harry never counted on life or decisions or business being safe. He looked into this world and bypassed the routine—working fiercely, shaping vivid insights, sharing a smart magic, driving others forward emphatically and lifting them up generously at the same time. He knew that noise was just noise and broke past it. He had the rare wisdom that an explorer finds and shares. A phenomenon in business, Harry was a committed partner to companies and technologies. He had an uncanny instinct about both. His profound impact on Fugue will ever...

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    See Fugue's Cloud Operating System in Action at the AWS Summit Santa Clara

    Fugue Team

    Our team is showcasing Fugue's cloud operating system at the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Summit in Santa Clara today, July 13. Come by booth 420 to talk with our representatives and get a firsthand look at how we can help you radically simplify cloud infrastructure complexity. Last month, at the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, D.C., Fugue CEO Josh Stella spoke on immutable infrastructure to a packed house—standing room only—in a joint session on cloud-native DevOps with AWS Senior Solutions Architect, Alex Corley. Josh shared our view that the cloud actually functions as a global meta-computer and that Fugue has been specifically designed to be a robust operating system for it. You program infrastructure with the declarative simplicity and functional power of Ludwig, our new...

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    Fugue Extends Value of AWS Cloud, Kicks off Summer AWS Summit Tour

    Fugue Team

    Fugue to exhibit at AWS Public Sector Summit, Fugue CEO Josh Stella to speak on cloud-native DevOps and Immutable Infrastructure Washington, DC – June 20, 2016 – Fugue Inc., a venture-backed software startup developing a system for continuously and automatically building, optimizing, and enforcing cloud infrastructure, has announced that it will be exhibiting and speaking at the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, D.C., on June 20-21, 2016. Summit attendees can see a demonstration of Fugue's cloud operating system by visiting company representatives at booth # 1008. Fugue co-founder and CEO Josh Stella will be speaking on modern DevOps approaches for designing, deploying, and operating cloud infrastructure. “We are in the waning days of the first phase of cloud computing,”...

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    Managing Secrets at Scale at Velocity EU

    Drew Wright

    UPDATE, 1/12/16 Our own Alex Schoof spoke at Velocity EU 2015 in Amsterdam on managing secrets at scale in the cloud. It was a highly rated talk that earned a write-up in InfoQ. Alex will be presenting this talk at tonight’s DevOps DC Meetup in Arlington, VA. You can view the slides from his talk on SlideShare and view his talk on Vimeo below: ORIGINAL POST Modern systems are full of secrets. There are secrets we think about all the time, like private keys for SSL certificates or the password for the prod database, and there are secrets that we ignore or forget, like the secret used to generate HMACs for session cookies. All these secrets present management hurdles: They need to be safely and securely distributed to servers that need them. They must have some kind of...

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    Luminal announces Fugue at AWS re:Invent

    Fugue Team

    Luminal announced its first product, Fugue , at AWS re:Invent on stage with Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon. Fugue is immutable infrastructure realized. It fully automates the deployment, operations and maintenance of infrastructure on AWS. By continuously regenerating infrastructure components, Fugue enforces desired state, removes unwanted changes, and mitigates infrastructure quality issues like noisy neighbors. Fugue uses Ludwig, a domain-specific language that allows you to compose infrastructure using libraries and other programming techniques. With Ludwig, you can error check at design time rather than in production. We invite you to read why we built Fugue and register for beta. Below is Luminal CEO Josh Stella introducing Fugue on stage with Werner Vogels at AWS re:Invent.

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    Why AWS re:Invent 2013 Mattered

    Drew Wright

    The Luminal team headed to Las Vegas last week to attend the second Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent conference. As we're actively developing on AWS, we were eager to learn about new AWS services offerings, explore the AWS ecosystem of developers, Independent Solution Vendors (ISV) and Systems Integrators (SI), and connect with AWS staff to learn more about how we can build smarter and faster. The level of energy and excitement at re:Invent was something none of us had experienced at a software conference before. There are likely many reasons for this, but we primarily attribute it to the fact that AWS has established itself as the undisputed frontrunner in cloud with significant momentum among developers and ISVs. Attempts by competitors to change the subject with bus...

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    Luminal at AWS re:Invent

    Josh Stella

    The entire Luminal team will be attending AWS re:Invent 2013 this week. Since we are still in stealth mode we won't have a booth, but we will have a product preview and a detailed white paper on our first product, Fugue. If you're attending re:Invent and would like to talk to us, drop me an email and I'll reach out to you. We are actively recruiting alpha customers for Q1 2014 who want declarative control, native security and simplified operations & maintenance on AWS. Hope to see you in Vegas! Related Posts Why AWS re:Invent 2013 Mattered November 20th, 2013 If You Start Me Up... Doing Business on AWS November 25th, 2013

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