The Platform 3.0 Relase Notes

  • Ryan Rich
  • August 16 2017

The latest Platform release, 3.0, is arriving today — August 16th 2017. We’ve spent the better part of the past four months building features that we all believe are principal to our customers’ success. The overarching theme is one of self-service, giving customers the ability to do more on their own. For an in-depth look at the release, see the notes below. Additionally, we’ve written a blog post that goes into even more detail here.

New Features in 3.0

Sensu Checks On Disk Usage Graphing ...

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New Ransomware Outbreak

  • Brandon Maxwell
  • 2017-06-28

A new ransomware has hit as least 65 countries beginning on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. The ransomware was first attributed as a variant of the ransomware Petya, however some researchers such as Kaspersky Labs claim this is a new ransomware that has not been seen before.

The initial infection appears to have originated in the update process for a Ukrainian based tax accounting software. Besides exploiting the SMB vulnerabilities used in WannaCry, which was patched in the security update MS17-010...

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Compliant Cloud 2.5.0 Release Notes

  • Ryan Rich
  • 2017-05-24

The latest Compliant Cloud release, 2.5, is arriving this evening (May 25th 2017). We’ve spent the last month implementing new ACL and VPN user account management features. We’ve also worked through some pesky bug fixes. For an in-depth look at the release see the notes below.

New Features in 2.5.0

Self Service VPN Management

All Platform customers have the ability to add a VPN appliance to their account. This VPN appliance is fully integrated with our user authentication API. This means that...

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WannaCry Ransomware

  • Brandon Maxwell
  • 2017-05-17

On Friday, May 12, 2017, a new ransomware cryptoworm attack started targeting Microsoft Windows, however Datica’s systems were unaffected. WannaCry encrypts 176 different file types with a Bitcoin ransom demand to decrypt files. It was initially thought the WannaCry outbreak started as a phishing attack, but Sophos has reported that this looks like a worm from the beginning. The ransomware takes advantage of an SMB vulnerability to propagate, which Microsoft patched in March with MS17-010. All...

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Compliant Cloud 2.4.0 Release Notes

  • Ryan Rich
  • 2017-04-25

Today we’re pleased to announce the general availability of Compliant Cloud 2.4.0. We’ve included the details below, but before we dive in here’s a quick note on product releases going forward.

In the past we’ve relied on a quarterly release schedule. While this release process can be common among software development teams, it was too restrictive for us. So we’ve moved to a much more timely release schedule. Now when we finish a feature we’ll release it as soon as we can. If you have any questions...

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Health Checks

  • Nathan Sweet
  • 2017-04-24

With the Compliant Cloud 2.4 release customers will be able to add health checks to their services. The underlying Compliant Cloud architecture will be aware of these health checks, reflected in the current state of a service instance (a “Job” in Datica parlance). Customers may register their health checks with customer support and support will add them to the service. In the future we may allow customers to enable health checks for themselves.

So how do they work and what do they do?

A health...

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Cloudflare Security Notification

  • Brandon Maxwell
  • 2017-02-24

Cloudflare, a company that provides CDN, DNS, and DDoS protection, announced on Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 that a memory leak had been discovered by Google’s Project Zero team. While Cloudflare has since remediated the vulnerability, information such as HTTP cookies, authentication tokens, HTTP POST bodies, and other sensitive data may have potentially been leaked. The leak may have been active since Sep 22, 2016, with the most severe leakage taking place between Feb 13-18. An assessed 0.00003% of...

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Enhanced Service Scheduling With Zones

  • Nathan Sweet
  • 2017-02-01

With the Stratum 2.3.0 release improved zone scheduling will be available to customers that wish to enable it and eventually it will be set as a default feature for all environments and services. This post will explain a little bit about what zone scheduling is and how you should think about it in operations and capacity planning, particularly in ensuring that your services are highly available.

Most cloud providers, AWS and Azure included, have a concept of “zones” (in AWS they are called “availability...

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Stratum 2.3.0 Release Notes

  • Vince Kenney
  • 2017-01-31

Catalyze is pleased to announce the General Availability of Version 2.3.0 of Stratum, the industry leading HIPAA Compliant Platform As A Service. This release will be available to all Stratum customers on February 1st, 2017.

Highlights of Stratum V2.3.0

Improved Resiliency for Highly Available Services :

Stratum has always made a best effort to schedule environment services in a way to minimize downtime due to failures in the public cloud. 2.3.0 will use public cloud resiliency features to...

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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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