Mike Rahmati joins Dashbird as Head of Advisory Board
Mike Rahmati joins as Head of Advisory Board at Dashbird bringing with him a wealth of firsthand experience and knowledge from the cloud and serverless world. Mike is the Co-Founder and CTO of Cloud Conformity (acquired by Trend Micro), a Cloud Security Posture Management Solution, and is an active AWS Community Hero.
With an already extensive background in security and cloud architecture, it was an easy match to go Serverless at Cloud Conformity. “As cloud security is a very competitive area, we needed to build fast – from inception to delivery – and achieve faster time to market,” Mike says, “and with Serverless, we were able to offload most of the DevOps activities so we could focus on product development and business growth.”
Mike’s interest and personal experience in Serverless have only grown since then as Cloud Conformity became one of the earliest and largest adopters of the technology, with now thousands of Lambda functions in their infrastructure.
Serverless is the new normal and most often isn’t the core business of an organization, but it is increasingly necessary for greater focus, faster go-to-market lead times, and happier customers.
“There is a huge market for a product like Dashbird…[at Cloud Conformity] we didn’t want to build a tool for Serverless management but were happy to buy one if it solved our problems, and could run side-by-side our own infrastructure without any code changes. Dashbird was the only solution we found that matched our needs.” – Mike Rahmati
Dashbird works by gaining partial read-only cross-account access to your cloud environment, including AWS CloudWatch, through a new AWS IAM role. The quick setup to the Dashbird platform provides an easy overview of your Serverless infrastructure, including any failures and configuration issues being flagged and detailed for instant investigation and quick remediation.
“At scale, Serverless observability is crucial, and the vendor ecosystem around this is still maturing…Dashbird immediately stood out when we were trialing various tools. It wasn’t intrusive, didn’t need additional code changes and the dashboard summarizes and highlights problems in your architecture giving much needed quick observability,” says Mike.
“Ever since our trial a few years ago, I’ve been very interested in Dashbird and am so pleased to be able to introduce an ever-evolving tool to my network and community that will solve Serverless-at-Scale challenges,” he continues. Being on board as the Head of the Advisory Board and looking to the future, “I’d love to see Dashbird become an end-to-end monitoring solution for Serverless, and to provide a tool to enable a developer-friendly ecosystem where there is no differentiation between Dev, Ops or Security but all are intertwined seamlessly. We want to foster the Well-Architected best practices in the Serverless realm, so users are able to confidently answer how well they are building their Well-Architected Serverless applications every time. I’m very excited to be a part of that journey with Dashbird.”