Webinar Recap: Lagoon Insights

Recap about the Lagoon Insights Webinar with Toby Bellwood of amazee.io and Blaize Kaye of Amazee Labs.

In our recent webinar, Toby and Blaize (from the Amazee Labs Global Maintenance Team) covered the Lagoon Insights functionality that has been appearing in the recent Lagoon releases.

Lagoon Insights is an umbrella term for a growing suite of features included in Lagoon that provide additional intelligence for your web applications. The webinar introduced and explained our Problems, Facts, and Metadata functionality. 

These features provide three different, but complementary, tools, primarily targeted at users who need to manage and track a portfolio of sites:

  • Metadata, stored at the project level as annotations, are easily configured and can store any information useful to site owners.
  • Facts, stored at the environment level as key/value pairs, are computed and are more usually used to present information about the running state of a site (platform, module versions, etc).
  • Problems, stored in a dynamic repository at the environment level, are received from running processes or tools and integrated into the Lagoon Notifications tools to alert users.

The webinar walked us through some scenarios to highlight these features. We saw project-level metadata being used to annotate projects that had special features (sites managed by a specific team or sites with a particular characteristic) and learned how these metadata features can shortlist and filter projects, and create inventories in Ansible. We saw facts being generated about a running environment, collecting the PHP, Drupal, and Drush versions, and exposed in the User Interface, and we also heard about how it can also collect individual module versions. Blaize also showed the Problems functionality, and its two current data sources — Drutiny (for configurable site auditing) and Trivy (for container vulnerability scanning). The ability to surface operating system/container, framework (PHP/NPM), and application-level (Drupal) vulnerabilities through a single system, tailored to each project is really powerful.

Blaize and the team use these tools all the time to manage the large number of sites they have under maintenance, so they are perfect for site owners who need to manage and operate across many disparate sites, which is a common use-case amongst our customers. He also outlined the work that is coming up to extend these tools further, from deeper fact-gathering integration, being able to use facts as problems, and more platform-level facilities for problem resolution and acknowledgement.

For customers interested in understanding more about Lagoon Insights, please watch the webinar below, and see Blaize running through the demos. If this functionality can fill the missing gap with your current hosting, now may be the time to reach out to us about moving to Lagoon!