What's new at Tailwarden: November 2022
See what's new in Tailwarden and Komiser this month and what we're gradually rolling out and what's coming next in the product roadmap.
Hey everyone, welcome to the November edition of “What’s new in Tailwarden” where we take you downstream to cover highlights of our change-log, community and anything Tailwarden related. Read on to learn about everything that launched this month.
“We need a new company name”... no other phrase creates as much fear and excitement amongst marketing professionals at the same time 😅 After being contacted by a bit tech company with a similar sounding name, we had no excuse but to create a new name and brand identity which would set the company apart from the tech industry and matches our vision.
Today we are incredibly pleased to introduce our new company name, Tailwarden.
The name is a mixture between our mascot's most distinctive feature and the word "warden" which is the cloud protector and enabler that we aspire to be. The name change in the long run doesn’t really mean that much. Our mission is the same and we are still laser focused on delivering on our roadmap as quickly as possible.
For the last two months, we have been working on a completely new version of Komiser: with all the learnings and feedback from our amazing users over the past months. And today we are announcing its release!
This will provide you with an active resource inventory that allows to see all running cloud resources across your connected cloud accounts.
Quickly identify any untagged or improperly tagged resources across multi-cloud accounts and cross regions using simple named operators. Additionally, you can add, display, update, and remove tag keys and value from cloud resources.
Easily search and discover your resources using built-in fields and metadata (such as Tags). From the search results, you can quickly navigate to the resources in the appropriate service console and take action.
Komiser now persists historical data in SQL databases (we currently support SQLite and Postgres), giving you the ability to write SQL-based queries to explore dynamic data and extend Komiser UI native capabilities.
We also shipped tons of others bugfixes and performance tuning. See full changelog.
What's coming up next
- Custom views: A view serves as a virtual window through which the user can see the resources in the account. You can create multiple views, each presenting a different view of the larger picture.
- Over the next few weeks we will work to fully stabilize the new release. After that, we will double down on new cloud providers support.
- New cloud providers: Azure, OVH and Kubernetes coming up! Feel free to open an issue if you have other requests!
Community news & updates:
We hosted our 3rd Tailwarden Community Call, while this has become an end-of-month ritual for us, it's always great to share with our community our achievements and challenges over the past weeks.
In case you missed, here's a short recap:
Kudos to our community heroe of the month, @swamy.ms from Halodoc for his continuous feedback on how to improve 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:
- Komiser EKS cluster deployment with multiple AWS account access: Learn how to connect multiple AWS accounts to Komiser running in an EKS cluster by following the steps in this hands-on Komiser tutorial.
- We think black boxes should be left in planes and out of tech: Would you allow any aspect of your business to depend on the contents of a solution you have no control over? We wouldn’t either.
- Uncomplicating cloud Security - Foundations (Part 1): The AWS Well-architected framework casts a huge net, let’s reel it in and see that is really important to know as a developer through a multi part series.
- Uncomplicating cloud security - IAM (Part 2): We can grant permissions to users and resources, that’s it! Being too liberal or too strict can negatively impact us in different ways. Let’s make sure we get it right!
And that’s all we have for November's edition. Thank’s for reading through. For even more detailed announcements, be sure to check out the release notes and join us on Discord to stay up to date on our more frequent updates!