What’s new at Tailwarden: April 2023
See what's new in Tailwarden and Komiser this month and what we're gradually rolling out.
Welcome everyone to the April edition of "What's new at Tailwarden." Join us as we go over our updates, community highlights, and everything related to Tailwarden. In this edition, you'll learn about all the new feature launches for this month.
We're thrilled to share some of the amazing features and improvements we introduced to Komiser in April, all thanks to the valuable feedback from our contributors and users. We've worked hard to make Komiser an even better tool for managing and optimizing your cloud infrastructure, and we hope you'll find these updates as exciting as we do!
- Introducing Tag Key Filters: We've added the ability to filter resources based on the absence of specific tag keys. This enhancement lets you quickly identify and manage resources without the required tags.
- Web Framework Migration: From Gorilla Mux to Gin - To provide a more robust and better-maintained web framework, we've migrated from Gorilla Mux to Gin.
- Expanded Support for Postgres within Inventory Filters: We've added support for Postgres within inventory filters, allowing users to filter resources while using Postgres as a backend database.
- Support for New Cloud Services across AWS and GCP: We've expanded Komiser's support for new cloud services within existing cloud providers, giving you an even more holistic view of your infrastructure. Here's what we've added:
- AWS: VPC endpoints, OpenSearch Domains, EC2 Snapshots, EC2 Spot Instances, EC2 Key Pairs, EC2 Placement Groups, CloudWatch Metrics, IAM roles, IAM SAML providers, and Log Groups.
- GCP: BigQuery tables, SSL certificates, Cloud Functions, Redis instances, Gateways, KMS keys, Disks, Clusters, SQL instances, and IAM roles.
We’ve also shipped new features to the cloud version. Tailwarden now supports filters with the inventory page, allowing you to gain deeper insights into your infrastructure.
We've extended Tailwarden's support to include additional cloud services from AWS and OVH, giving you even more cloud usage transparency. The newly supported services are:
- AWS: AWS CloudFront distributions, EBS volumes, SNS topics, RDS clusters, DynamoDB tables, Redshift clusters, MQ brokers, Elasticache clusters, CloudWatch log groups, and Elastic IPs.
- OVH: Kubernetes nodes, SSL certificates, and snapshots.
We also shipped tons of other bug fixes and performance tuning. See the full changelog.
In the coming weeks, we will be focusing on:
- Implementing webhook support in Komiser for better integration and automation.
- Introducing custom views in Tailwarden, offering a more personalized user experience.
- Providing additional insights on cost, security, and compliance to help optimize your cloud infrastructure.
- Further expanding support for AWS and GCP services, as well as introducing support for OpenCost.
Community news & updates:
We have achieved several significant milestones this month. Firstly, we now have over 500 members on our Discord server. Secondly, we hosted our 2nd "Wardens Assembly" virtual workshop. The 2nd event focused on building a Jenkins cluster on AWS from scratch with Terraform and Packer. If you missed the event, you can watch it here:
Moreover, we held our Ask Me Anything (AMA) session, featuring open-source and cloud experts who shared valuable tips with our community. In April, we were delighted to host Bart Farrell, who offered insights on how developers can harness the power of open-source communities to grow their careers. Covering topics like building and cultivating open-source communities, best practices for community management, and tips for engaging in open-source communities in general. If you couldn't attend the event, we invite you to watch the recording here:
In addition, we hosted our 8th Tailwarden Community Call, which has become a monthly tradition for us. It was a great opportunity to share our milestones and challenges from the past weeks with our community. In case you missed it, re-watch it here:
Komiser has rapidly grown in popularity this month, and we have received a significant amount of support from contributors who have helped shape this month's releases. Kudos to our community heroes of the month, Fabian, Shubham, Gokul, Shivang, Siddarth, Avinesh, Annu, and Philip for their valuable contributions to Komiser.
To take part and potentially become the next Community Hero of the Month, consider contributing to our project, either by providing feedback, be it through GitHub, through the #feedback channel on our Discord server, or by testing existing and new features. Feel free to check out our contributor guidelines.
Check out our latest blog posts:
- GCP resources management with Komiser: All bases are now covered! Our latest blog post covers the integration of Komiser with GCP, providing greater visibility into your cloud resources. Check it out now!
- Deploy Komiser to AWS with Terraform: Follow this step-by-step tutorial to deploy Komiser on AWS using Terraform and uncover cost-saving opportunities, security threats, and compliance issues.
And that’s all we have for the April edition. Thanks for reading through. For even more detailed announcements, be sure to check out the release notes and join us on Discord to stay updated on our more frequent updates.
Regardless if you are a Developer, DevOps, or Cloud engineer. Dealing with the cloud can be tough at times, especially on your own. If you are using Tailwarden or Komiser and want to share your thoughts doubts and insights with other cloud practitioners feel free to join our Tailwarden discord server. Where you will find tips, community calls, and much more.