Mike Rahmati joins Dashbird as Head of Advisory Board

Mike Rahmati joins Dashbird

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. 

 

Dashbird automatic serverless alert coverage

 

“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.”

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Dashbird gives us a simple and easy to use tool to have peace of mind and know that all of our Serverless functions are running correctly. We are instantly aware now if there’s a problem. We love the fact that we have enough information in the Slack notification itself to take appropriate action immediately and know exactly where the issue occurred.

Thanks to Dashbird the time to discover the occurrence of an issue reduced from 2-4 hours to a matter of seconds or minutes. It also means that hundreds of dollars are saved every month.

Great onboarding: it takes just a couple of minutes to connect an AWS account to an organization in Dashbird. The UI is clean and gives a good overview of what is happening with the Lambdas and API Gateways in the account.

I mean, it is just extremely time-saving. It’s so efficient! I don’t think it’s an exaggeration or dramatic to say that Dashbird has been a lifesaver for us.

Dashbird provides an easier interface to monitor and debug problems with our Lambdas. Relevant logs are simple to find and view. Dashbird’s support has been good, and they take product suggestions with grace.

Great UI. Easy to navigate through CloudWatch logs. Simple setup.

Dashbird helped us refine the size of our Lambdas, resulting in significantly reduced costs. We have Dashbird alert us in seconds via email when any of our functions behaves abnormally. Their app immediately makes the cause and severity of errors obvious.