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  1. Cloud Misconfiguration Bedevils Enterprises at an Alarming Rate

    Andrew Wright
    Andrew Wright

    Co-founder & Vice President of Communications

    10 Minute Read

    Why is cloud misconfiguration such a universal problem that puts enterprises at risk of critical breaches? There are simply too many resources, too much change, too many interfaces, and too many policies for humans to adequately track and govern without security automation.

  2. The Cost of Cloud Misconfiguration Whack-a-Mole

    Andrew Wright
    Andrew Wright

    Co-founder & Vice President of Communications

    8 Minute Read

    Fugue surveyed IT and security professionals from more than 300 enterprise organizations on cloud infrastructure misconfiguration risk. While it surfaced a lot of concern over data breaches due to misconfiguration, here we dive into the cost enterprises incur in an attempt to manage the problem.

  3. A Day in the Life of a Cloud Misconfiguration

    Cloud operations professionals will likely recognize the hypothetical infrastructure misconfiguration scenario outlined here ... and perhaps wince a bit. What all enterprises using cloud at scale have in common is that misconfiguration is not just a critical technical issue to contend with, but it’s a major management burden that soaks up significant time and expertise.

  4. Tips for Moving Fast and Safely to the Cloud

    It has never been faster or easier to get something deployed in the cloud. Unfortunately, security and compliance may be left behind. What does it mean to move both fast and safe to the cloud? You should follow a few fundamental steps.

  5. Securing AWS CloudFormation Stacks with Fugue

    Fugue can take over for CloudFormation—automatically folding in security, compliance, and remediation features—without any service disruption. It becomes easy to validate policy compliance, identify unapproved changes, and fix violations and misconfigurations, ensuring they never happen again.

  6. Why You Should Care About Cloud Infrastructure Governance

    Andrew Wright
    Andrew Wright

    Co-founder & Vice President of Communications

    It’s never been easier or faster for companies using the cloud to deploy infrastructure on AWS. But, typically, you can’t move fast without compromising security, compliance, and control. Cloud infrastructure governance is an approach that protects enterprises. Only resources adhering to established policies and controls can ever be created, and compliance is guaranteed for the entire lifecycle of a given resource.

  7. No Matter How You Built Your Cloud…

    No matter how you built your cloud—no matter what tools or services you’ve used to provision an application’s infrastructure—you can migrate existing workloads to Fugue easily and securely with no downtime. At AWS re:Invent this week, November 27 - December 1, test out Fugue’s automated infrastructure governance with our team at booth 1600 or explore Fugue’s new migration, enhanced compliance capabilities, and other features in the latest product release.

  8. Fugue Addresses Cloud's “Undifferentiated Heavy Lifting”

    Fugue reduces the cloud's new kinds of undifferentiated heavy lifting—the generic, often complex cloud work every business has to contend with—in a single system that delivers control, visibility, and speed for application governance. Reducing the lift is baked into every part of Fugue, including the first step, installation. With Fugue, no preliminary, extra layers of infrastructure creation, care, and feeding are required to get started. One command bootstraps everything!

  9. Get Your Cloud, See Your Cloud—A Full View with Fugue

    Fugue's new Composer maps your application’s cloud infrastructure with automated, interactive diagrams that show your whole system in real time and the relationships between system components. You can zoom and inspect. You can quickly discover configuration errors and compliance violations. It's introduced with Fugue’s Transcriber—your tool to scan existing AWS cloud services in an account and automate their translation for easy Composer mapping. It doesn’t matter how you stood those services up. You'll see everything with Fugue. The new features are in beta and they're free.

  10. Validations Give Government Agencies Speed and Certainty in the Cloud

    Fugue now supports the Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud region, which means federal agencies, like enterprises, can automate operations in the cloud fast, while simultaneously meeting regulatory demands. Fugue deployments start with powerful, but easy-to-understand code declarations in a composition that governs a system’s infrastructure. By including select libraries in that composition with simple import statements, a particular agency’s compliance regime gets integrated from the start. This kind of fully realized policy-as-code provides a scalable protocol for agency cloud ops and increases speed to mission.

  11. The Problem With Early Standardization

    When a new technology that has broad relevance arrives, it tends to develop along a lifecycle that is more or less similar to that of other innovations over time. It may or may not follow the diffusion of innovation, dependent on market adoption of the technology. Understanding this lifecycle is a prerequisite for knowing when and how to apply standards successfully.

  12. Continuous Delivery with Fugue and CircleCI

    For Fugue, providing documentation is about more than just creating a high-level reference for information. Our documentation content ranges from examples of creating complex infrastructure with Fugue to walkthroughs of integration with a number of popular devops tools in use today. Which is what we’re here to talk to you about.

  13. Why Write a Book?

    The story of Fugue software is a story about solving your real-world, everyday deployment and operations problems. The Pragmatic Bookshelf has just released Scalable Cloud Ops with Fugue, available now as a beta eBook and soon in paperback. With it, you’ll learn to build, operate, and enforce an evolving application's infrastructure with hands-on tutorials—ultimately running fourteen AWS cloud services in a model that affords low-latency global scaling. And, that's just the start ...

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

    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 it all and think about a few of the more compelling offerings. Let’s zero in on a handful of this year's provocative developments.

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

    Harry Weller, General Partner leading NEA’s east coast venture practice, passed away unexpectedly on November 19, 2016. We reflect on his powerful presence in our lives. 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. He knew that noise was just noise and broke past it. He had the rare wisdom that an explorer finds and shares. Our profound sympathy and love go out to Harry’s family and friends.

  16. The Next-Generation Cloud CMDB: Ludwig Code

    A CMDB for APIs is a crucial aspect of Fugue, and one area where running your operations with Fugue offers a lot of value to you. Fugue's CMDB is an effect of our declarative model for configuration, built around our typesafe, compiled Ludwig language. Once it is run as a process in Fugue, that declaration is made real and immutable with machine precision.

  17. AWS Lambda and the Evolution of the Cloud

    Lambda is the first service offering to illustrate that the cloud is a global, general-purpose computer with a particular architecture. You gain near infinite scalability and very low cost compared to compute instances or containers.

  18. A Future of Cloud

    A Future of Cloud wraps up our three part series with a vision of clouds that become dynamic markets, that support ubiquitous movement of compute resources, and that usher in genuine fidelity of systems through native cloud patterns. This series also includes our previous posts, Minimum Viable Cloud and More than the Minimum.

  19. More than the Minimum (C>M)

    Beyond Minimum Viable Cloud (MVC) are metaprogramming capabilities that allow you to compose and orchestrate systems efficiently across compute resources. Those capabilities are the centerpiece of mature cloud implementation.

  20. Minimum Viable Cloud

    Minimum Viable Cloud (MVC) refers to baseline features that cloud providers must offer in order to fully deliver on the promise of cloud. MVC allows developers and users to leverage intrinsic cloud patterns that are emerging and will continue to emerge for years. We explore those here.

  21. Something as a Service

    Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) definitions enabled us to create generalized categories in the face of messy and irresolvable realities. This is a necessary act for decision-making, but it carries with it the possibility of misreading scope. Continued adoption of the defined buckets rolls on in a manner that doesn't account for other perspectives, ones the taxonomy was never intended to preclude. A limited perception takes hold in the marketplace and in the media, filtering to the general public.

  22. The Next Cloud Outage is Coming—What You Can Do To Survive

    Whether businesses are using cloud providers, on-premise data centers, or hybrid setups to host web services and backends, infrastructure failures are a fact of life. They have to be on our radars as a matter of routine. This makes architecting for failure and for the future, from the start, among the most pressing imperatives for business IT departments. The next five years will see the rise and democratization of centralized control systems for cloud ops with fault tolerance architected into the very fabric of those systems. (This article was first published in DZone's Cloud Zone on April 3, 2017.)

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