Extending Active Directory to GCP

by bluemedora_editor on June 19, 2019

For about 20 years now, Microsoft Active Directory has been the dominant directory service controlling user access to IT resources. IT administrators have probably all heard of someone complaining about lacking access to a desktop or server.

But just a few years ago, that problem was much easier to solve than it is now. With changes in IT environments, managing Active Directory has gotten more challenging.

In 2017, Google saw that almost half of VM migrations to Google Cloud Platform (GCP)…

Migrating from On-Prem to GCP: An Overview

by bluemedora_editor on June 13, 2019

So, you’re considering migrating from on-prem to the cloud? You’ve probably heard about people’s success in doing so and are now deciding that it might be time for you to join them. Good news—no matter what problem you’re facing, Google has built a world-class platform that you can be successful on.

This post helps to identify what possible solutions Google Cloud has for you, all while trying to lay out a general map of what to look for in migrating to the cloud.

What is Google Cloud Platform (GCP)?

You’re probably here because you’ve heard about GCP and you’re looking at what it may take…

Blue Medorathon 14: Integration Innovation

by Nate Coppinger on June 12, 2019

The Day

It’s that time of the quarter again, and the 14th Blue Medorathon has come and gone, and once again those here at Blue Medora have shown up with their A game, bringing their passion projects to life while having a ton of fun at the same time. I was especially excited for this event since it was my first ever Blue Medorathon and even my first hackathon. For those of you who are in my boat and are not very familiar with what a hackathon is, let me run you through a quick explanation. A hackathon is a day (16 hours at…

This Month in BindPlane: New Sources of Enjoyment

by Nate Coppinger on June 5, 2019

It has been an eventful month here at Blue Medora. Our team has been hard at work to bring you some great new features!

Back in April, we released the Google Cloud Stackdriver Logs capabilities on BindPlane in Alpha, but last month we added a ton of cool new capabilities and source integration “bundles”.

Of all the new sources released for logs, I wanted to touch a little more on a couple we thought were pretty awesome.

We have also released support for custom FluentD configuration bundle that is created by our Log Sources. With this new bundle, we now…

Compliance in A Code Driven Infrastructure

by Steven Miller on May 29, 2019

Blue Medora has recently completed a SOC 2 Type 1 audit by Plante Moran!  Anyone who has been through a SOC 2 audit, or any other compliance regimen (SOX, HIPAA, PCI, etc.) knows that it can be strenuous to ensure you have all your processes and procedures documented, as well as proving out that you follow those procedures.  To my surprise, some of our modern deployment processes made this process easier than expected!  Let’s explore how modern techniques can streamline compliance verification.

Peer Review Through Version Control

Version control is a tool that provides a single source of truth to see…

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