Computing and production giants have realized that in order to predict outcomes in large-scale systems truly you need more than just a simulation. There are many definitions of a digital twin but the general consensus is around this definition "a virtual representation of an object or system that spans its lifecycle, is updated from real-time data and uses simulation, machine learning, and reasoning to help decision-making." By having better and constantly updated data related to a wide range of areas, combined with the added computing power that accompanies a virtual environment, digital twins are able to give a clearer picture and address more issues from far more vantage points than a standard simulation can, with greater ultimate potential to improve products and processes.
We believe we all have a shared responsibility to do our part against climate change we wanted to take a step in the right direction with our new treemium initiative. The idea of a treemium is simple: we offer a fresh approach to experiencing our platform for everyone, and we plant a tree for each activated user. Let me explain why and how we do it:
The costs of doing business in the cloud are, for a lack of a better word - cloudy. When analyzing Cloud costs there are more and more variables to consider. Our way of looking at this complexity is a holistic one, we enable a first-ever practice of real-time simulation to get "the big picture" context of IaC changes. The ability to look at your cloud posture from a different angle gives a broader more meaningful look at your cloud business costs. After years of Cloud Infrastructure experience, we can truly say that the most valuable resource and the one that costs the most is time. Our solution addresses cloud complexity head-on by allowing Cloud practitioners to see with context the effects of IaC changes and provide architectural standards whether community based or custom to keep your cloud strategy inline.
IaC Impact Analysis with Lightlytics Simulation Our simulation engine merges the current configuration state of your cloud in combination with the Terraform code proposed change, to determine how your cloud is going to be impacted if the code will be deployed, helping you prevent misconfigurations and eliminate critical mistakes before they are deployed by continuously simulating changes as part of the GitOps flow. Lightlytics comes out of the box with dozens of predefined best practices for Availability, Security, Compliance, and Cost. (Architectural Standards)Each best practice is validated every time a change is made.
We come from Infrastructure, we've been in the cloud trenches and here is our biggest conclusion: The cloud is a mess. At Lightlytics, our mission is to bring order into Cloud chaos, we do this by simplifying operations so the cloud becomes what it was always supposed to be - efficient and always optimizing. Before Lightlytics you needed to choose which complexity you wanted to tackle whether visibility, reliability, cost, security and more. Lightlytics provides clarity into your cloud enabling you to constantly improve your workflows and results.
If the cloud is a main point of business for you and running it efficiently is how you make more money you should know that you can have more visibility, control and most of all more development for your cloud buck. As a manager you have to know what to expect and how to plan for the unexpected, with Lightlytics connected to your IaC solution there is no unexpected or unknown, you can manage your business with the control you deserve - the responsibility is yours and you should have all the context to make a smart business decision.
We know that feeling, we come from Infrastructure we have sent down the pipeline and stressed over millions of lines of code and thousands of configurations. Just like you, we are cool-headed people but since we knew what could go wrong we would get to that place where we would stress over deployment. It’s natural really, when we don’t know what’s going to happen our mind goes into “flight” or “fight” mode which causes - you guessed it - stress. Deep Instinct released its annual Voice of SecOps Report which found that 45% of respondents have considered quitting the industry due to stress. Lightlytics was born out of the idea that instead of stressing, there must be a way to simulate and know precisely what is going on in our cloud in real-time.
With Lightlytics, you can simulate changes at the posture level prior to deployment, as we take both build and runtime into consideration, by doing so we eliminate unnecessary noise and false positives while enforcing custom rules according to the organization’s business logic on top of out of the box best practices.
The new Lightlytics Atlantis integration enables the run the of a terraform impact analysis simulation as an Atlantis workflow, a new comment from Lightlytics will appear on every pull request with a full terraform impact analysis of the proposed change.
Engineering teams are increasingly relying on Kubernetes for development and production workloads. When we combine Kubernetes with the cloud layers and all the inter and intra dependencies between, we get an extremely complex set of infrastructure under our control. Taking into account K8S workloads and Cloud changes is a complex process.
Using this capability, we allow cloud operation teams to incorporate their tribal knowledge into our system in the form of predefined and custom rules to ensure the collective experience of the team is taken into consideration for any configuration change at any time.
Today, we’re announcing our $30M Series A fundraising round, led by at Energy Impact Partners (EIP), with participation from Cervin Ventures, and our previous investors: Tlv Partners VC and Glilot Capital Partners VC. This fundraising round is a testament to the tireless work of our team, and the commitment to the vision we’re building.
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Shift-left is a concept that has been gaining traction within many organizations in the past few years. With the shift-left methodology, quality and security issues are handled earlier in the development process...
When most organizations think about efficient cloud environment, they are often thinking about cost efficiency, security and Infrastructure as code maintenance – the lower the cost for a functioning, secured, IaC managed cloud setup, the better. However, there is one thing that’s often overlooked by many, particularly by those outside of the DevOps team that maintains the cloud environment ...
The new HashiCorp Terraform Cloud run tasks feature was announced earlier this year and is now available for integration with Lightlytics continuous simulation platform.
Don’t assume an outage will never affect your region. A region outage can completely knock out your services and critically affect your business application’s availability for a certain period--especially if your application is built around a single-region architecture.
There are a variety of techniques to deploy new applications to production, so choosing the right strategy is an essential decision. This is especially true when considering the techniques in terms of the impact changes may have on the system and on end users. And What About Configuration Changes?
We have built a platform that enables DevOps to Automatically predict, pre-empt and prevent downtime, data loss, deployment delays and other critical business disruption caused by infrastructure changes by simulating all possible dependencies and their impact on operations before deployment, we can proactively ensure that production continues as planned, so you can create assurance in your infrastructure.
IaC minimizes the need for dedicated server admins on a larger scale too. Instead of having multiple admins to handle specific parts of a cloud environment, everything can be managed — in an entirely automated way — by one engineer. VMs and cloud instances can be created and maintained simply with several lines of code. In addition, IaC directly helps reduce costs through automation, and it helps reduce risks by lowering the chances of errors, and enables greater speed by reducing the deployment times.