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Stratum 2.2.0 Release Notes

Rajashekar Sundaramurthy
2016-10-20
Co-author - Vince Kenney

Catalyze is pleased to announce the General Availability of Version 2.2.0 of Stratum, the industry leading HIPAA Compliant Platform As A Service. This release will be available to all Stratum customers on October 20th, 2016.

Highlights of Stratum V2.2.0

Run Stratum on Any Cloud Account:

Organizations can now run their Stratum environments on virtual machines on their own cloud account. The CLI and Dashboard remain the same, but the hardware is managed by the user.

Flexible versions of PostgreSQL...

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Self Service Database Restore

Heath Skarlupka
2016-07-28
Co-author - Vince Kenney

Self Service Database Restore

I was recently involved in a couple of production database restores for customer environments in Stratum. As engineers, we have all been there. Maybe you deployed a development branch to production with breaking schema changes or maybe you fat fingered a SQL command and deleted all of the rows in a table. This is why Catalyze stores 30 days of nightly backups for each database in your environment.

Historically a database restore required a support ticket and a Catalyze...

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CLI 3.2.0 Release

Josh Ault
2016-07-20

The launch of Stratum 2.1.0 brings a big update to the Stratum CLI. New features like Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) support, release management, and deployment rollbacks give you more control and enhanced security to keep your data safe. Here’s a quick look at the newest additions to the CLI in version 3.2.0.

NGINX Site Values

A commonly requested feature has now made it into the Stratum CLI: customizable NGINX configs. In 3.2.0, the sites create command allows you to specify NGINX timeouts...

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Minimize Production Down-Time due to Failed Application Deployment

Nate Radtke
2016-07-20
Co-author - Raj Sundaramurthy

Stratum 2.1 now supports rolling back to a stable prior version of your application

The most recent set of Stratum updates includes a powerful feature we are thrilled to make broadly available to all customers. Compliant rollback capabilities are now accessible to developers who might need to roll back to a previously stable version of their application. We are delighted to offer this advancement in automation while still maintaining the compliance automation you’ve come to rely upon with Stratum...

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Stratum 2.1.0 Release Notes

Rajashekar Sundaramurthy
2016-07-17

Catalyze is pleased to announce the General Availability of Version 2.1.0 of Stratum, the industry leading HIPAA Compliant Platform As A Service. This release will be available to all Stratum customers on July 17th, 2016.

This release contains major updates focused on enhanced security, improved ability to manage application deployment failures and enable organizations to utilize Stratum effectively across multiple deployment models and varying configuration management tools/processes.

Highlights...

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Hardening SSH

Brandon Maxwell
2016-04-18

A critical step of securing any infrastructure includes verifying your configurations for any unnecessary or insecure defaults. One of my recent tasks after joining the team was to review configurations for any modifications to improve security, one of those being the SSH configuration. I’ve included some of my thoughts and areas you may want to focus on when reviewing your own SSH setup. Remember that securing SSH is only part of the process to achieve defense in depth of your infrastructure...

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Stratum 2.0.4 Release Notes

Ryan Rich
2016-03-29

On Thursday March 31st 2016, Catalyze will be releasing our latest updates to Stratum. We’ve made some excellent improvements this time around, and we’re excited to share them with you.

The following bugs have been fixed in 2.0.4:

  • Stratum was missing the ability to resend an activation email, we’ve since fixed that.
  • UTC time was being improperly converted to local time. All times are now displaying correctly.
  • Database backups were intermittently failing with larger sizes. Now any size database...
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Stratum Lifetime Metrics

Kyle Grieger
2016-03-21
Co-Authors - Thomas Malcolm

Docker Container Metrics. So Easy an Intern Can Do it?

Our recently released product, Stratum, is built on top of Docker. Each job is essentially a Docker container that is performing a task of sorts. As an infrastructure company, it is essential to monitor these containers in order to determine if a user’s environment is stable or possibly experiencing complications. It is also important for users to have access to their environment’s performance metrics in order for them to get the most out...

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Patching Recently Exposed Git Vulnerabilities

Brandon Maxwell
2016-03-18

Background

Two vulnerabilities (CVE-2016-2315 and CVE-2016-2324), which feature a heap corruption and buffer overflow, were announced this week in all Git client/server versions before version 2.7.4. Both vulnerabilities have the potential to allow a remote authenticated attacker to perform remote code execution or Denial of Service (DoS) by pushing or cloning a repository with a large filename or large number of nested trees.

Technical Details

The vulnerabilities, identified by Laël Cellier...

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Designing Stratum

Ryan Rich
2016-03-14

Introduction to Stratum

On February 25th 2016 Catalyze officially launched Stratum, our Platform as a Service offering, completely rebuilt from the ground up (more on that here). We’ve spent the last 8 months redesigning the dashboard user interface, rebuilding the CLI, and drastically improving our backend performance. This post is dedicated to outlining the changes made to the dashboard, why we made those changes, and illustrating the process we used along the way.

Stratum Product

Major Changes

Managing...

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