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Dance like Nobody’s Watching; Encrypt like Everyone Is

While AWS is making computing easier, it can be challenging to know how to effectively use encryption. In this screencast, we provide an overview of the encryption landscape on AWS. This includes services like AWS Certificate Manager, AWS Key Management Service, and the Encryption SDK, which provide encryption in transit and at rest. In addition, Read more…

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AWS re:Inforce: Novelties + Key Insights

Are you a cloud security expert or enthusiast? Were you at the first-ever security-focused AWS conference in Boston? If your answers are Yes and No respectively, I have just one more question for you; Where were you? The first-ever AWS re:Inforce was definitely a success by all means (aside from all the free t-shirts I Read more…

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AWS CodePipeline Approval Gate Tracking

With the pursuit of DevOps automation and CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery), many companies are now migrating their applications onto the AWS cloud to take advantage of the service capabilities AWS has to offer. AWS provides native tools to help achieve CI/CD and one of the most core services they provide for that is AWS CodePipeline. Read more…

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Automating Amazon Polly for WordPress

In our previous post on automating AWS Budgets, I included an embedded audio file that read each word of the blog post. I did this using an AWS service called Amazon Polly – which turns text into lifelike speech using deep learning. I got the idea after noticing that Jeff Barr, Chief Evangelist at AWS, had started providing this capability Read more…

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Nomad and Consul

A HashiCorp Nomad cluster is blazingly fast and stable. The simplicity of its singular purpose makes for extremely fast container and process scheduling, as well as cluster convergence events.  Using the Raft consensus protocol, Nomad is great for running microservices and batch jobs.  This blog post will describe deploying a Nomad cluster on AWS with Read more…

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Automating AWS Cloud9

AWS Cloud9 is a cloud-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for writing, running, and debugging code. With Cloud9, you can code with only your web browser. No need to download software, configure your environments, or setup your IDE and its configuration on each of your computers. You can collaborate in the same environment with other developers while Read more…

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DevOps on AWS Radio: Automating AWS Workspaces (Episode 12)

In this episode, Paul Duvall and Brian Jakovich cover recent DevOps on AWS news and speak with Jim Rohrer from Stelligent about automating the provisioning of AWS Workspace environments using AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeBuild, and Chef. Here are the show notes: DevOps on AWS News AWS re:Invent 2017 Using AWS Step Functions State Machines to Handle Workflow-Driven AWS CodePipeline Actions AWS Read more…

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AWS CodeStar – Quickly develop, build, and deploy applications on AWS

AWS CodeStar is a new service that changes the way development teams deliver software in AWS. CodeStar makes the process of setting up software applications for continuous delivery easier to manage through integrated authorization and access management, centralized member collaboration, and automated environment provisioning. 1 (1) “Working with AWS CodeStar Teams.” Working with AWS CodeStar Read more…