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A New Chapter for BoxBoat


by Tim Hohman | Thursday, Jul 29, 2021 | BoxBoat

Today, I am proud to announce that IBM has completed its acquisition of BoxBoat Technologies. We are excited to join the IBM family as part of the Global Business Services Hybrid Cloud team. For additional information on the acquisition, please visit the IBM Newsroom. Ken, Will, Kristen, and I founded BoxBoat 5 years ago with the idea that we could help transform enterprise organizations with Docker container technology and DevOps practices.

What is an SBOM, and why should you Care??


by David WidenCole Kennedy | Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | DevSecOps

Developing software is a challenging and often time-consuming task. One of the biggest reasons for this is that creating solutions for novel problems is difficult. In the real world, software engineers will break down complex problems into simpler ones, which allows them to take an iterative approach. Software Engineers accomplish this by using software libraries, and this leads to two major problems: How can you be sure what libraries are used by the software, and

Supply Chain Security By Verification - Mitigating Supply Chain Attacks


by Cole Kennedy | Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | Security Kubernetes

At BoxBoat, we have been helping high compliance and assurance industries adopt DevSecOps practices for the last five years. In-band compliance, security checks, and scans form the basis of a secure software delivery pipeline. However, recent supply chain attacks such as SUNBURST have highlighted the need for a new approach to supply chain security. At BoxBoat we have been working with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation sig-security on guidance on implementing an evidence based trust system for secure software delivery that mitigates against key and root credential loss.

What is Toil, and Why Are SREs Obsessed with It?


by Zachary Nickens | Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | Site Reliability Engineering

Site Reliability Engineers (SREs) love to hate toil, but what exactly is toil? And why are SREs obsessed with removing toil? In a nutshell, Site Reliability Engineering is what happens when you treat IT operations like a software problem. But… how do you treat operations like a software problem? SRE can feel opaque, but in practice, it is the essence of engineering. In general, this means that you remove inefficiencies in one component, so that other components may perform quantifiably better.

BoxBoat Announces DevSecOps Managed Services Momentum with their BoxOps Platform


by Tim Hohman | Monday, Apr 12, 2021 | BoxOps DevSecOps

Bethesda, MD – BoxBoat Technologies (BoxBoat), a premier DevSecOps and digital transformation consultancy, today announced that it is realizing significant Managed Services revenue growth driven by greater customer adoption of its BoxOps platform. This mirrors the growth that BoxBoat sees in the adoption of DevOps and cloud native technologies by commercial companies and government agencies across the world. BoxOps is BoxBoat's DevSecOps managed service platform. BoxOps is a managed Kubernetes offering deployed in your cloud environment, build on top of industry-leading tools such as Rancher, GitLab, Jenkins, Vault, and Harbor.

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