Cloud-native innovations to be showcased in AWS Startup Showcase, January 26
Innovation in the startup economy takes many forms.
During an ongoing pandemic in which many businesses continued to operate remotely in 2021, connecting from the home office became standard protocol. However, the CEO and co-founder of an enterprising startup took the remote working model to a whole new level last summer when he ran his business from a van.
Daniel R. Odio, who goes by DROdio, recently stepped down as CEO to become president of his software company Armory Inc. mile, six-week trip across the United States to meet with employees and customers of the ‘Armory.
âI’m trying to experience this myself to show employees that it’s possible,â DROdio said, in an interview earlier this year. âThe technology is finally coming to a point where, if you’re a modern knowledge worker and want to work in a treehouse in Costa Rica, you can do it. “
Armory and other startups in the open source enterprise computing space will be part of Episode 1 of Season 2 of the upcoming AWS Startup Showcase, scheduled to air on January 26. Amazon Web Services Inc. and theCUBE, SiliconANGLE’s live streaming studio, will welcome 10 companies into the cloud provider ecosystem and discuss the latest cloud native trends and new tools for open source security.
Coverage of the event by TheCUBE will begin at 10:00 a.m. PT and will include a keynote with AWS Vice President Deepak Singh, as well as interviews with startup founders and venture capitalists. (* Disclosure below.)
Armory was founded five years ago to make software delivery continuous, collaborative, scalable and secure. Its software delivery model is built on the open source Spinnaker platform, and the company has partnered with AWS to deliver a single, codified pipeline for cloud workload deployment.
Another company expected to participate in the Showcase is Tidelift Inc., which provides tools, data, and strategies to secure open source dependencies used to power applications.
Tidelift made the news earlier this year when its chief executive – Donald Fischer – released a response to the May executive order issued by the White House on software supply chain security. Fischer noted that meeting the requirements of the government’s mandate depended on the ability of companies to identify the open source software in use.
Ensuring and vouching for the integrity and provenance of open source software used in a product “gives the slightest glimpse of the huge piece of the iceberg floating beneath the surface for most organizations,” Fischer wrote. âThe hard truth is that most organizations currently do not have a comprehensive understanding of all open source software used in their applications. “
Manage Apache vulnerability
Securing open source software has become a topic of greater interest following the disclosure of SolarWinds’ massive supply chain breach a year ago. It has become even more of a problem in recent days as malicious actors have moved aggressively to exploit an open source Apache flaw known as Log4j.
A security company recently reported that the number of attacks seeking to exploit the Log4j vulnerability rose from 40,000 on December 11 to over 800,000 two days later. This prompted startups like WhiteSource Inc. to release a free CLI tool in mid-December designed to detect and patch the Log4j vulnerability.
WhiteSource, one of the companies slated to participate in the January event, made the tool available on GitHub.
âIt’s important for us to provide security and DevOps teams with the tools they need to deal with new threats,â said Rami Sass, co-founder and CEO of WhiteSource, announcing the tool’s release. . “Taking an approach focused on remediation and integrating security automation into development is the best way to proactively address new and emerging risks for today’s software development organizations.” hui.
AWS Startup Showcase Live Stream
The AWS Startup Showcase is a live event, with interviews to stream on theCUBE. You can register for free here to access the live event. Plus, you can watch CUBE’s interviews here on demand after the event live.
How to watch CUBE interviews
We have a number of ways for you to watch live coverage of the AWS Startup Showcase, including theCUBE’s dedicated website and YouTube channel. You can also get all the coverage of this year’s events on SiliconANGLE.
The CUBE Insights podcast
SiliconANGLE also offers podcasts of archived interview sessions, available on iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify, which you can enjoy on the go.
Stay tuned for a full list of guests who will be interviewed on theCUBE during the AWS Startup Showcase.
(* Disclosure: This event is sponsored by the AWS Startup Showcase participating companies. Neither AWS nor any other sponsor has editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)
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