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Continuous Compliance on AWS using AWS Config Rules

How does compliance work in many organizations? From what I’ve seen, it might look something like this: ‘Internal compliance is conducting an audit in three weeks, we need to make sure we’re compliant with all of our internal policies’. What ensues is a heroic effort of people discovering or creating documents and other artifacts indicating what Read more…

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Segregation of Duties on AWS

In the book, Accelerate, by Forsgren, et al., it states the following about Segregation of Duties:   What About Segregation of Duties?…First, when any kind of change is committed, somebody who wasn’t involved in authoring the change should review it either before or immediately following commit to version control. Second, changes should only be applied Read more…

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DevOps on AWS Radio: Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and DevOps with Paul Julius (Episode 19)

In this episode, Paul Duvall and Brian Jakovich cover recent DevOps on AWS news along with a discussion with one of the founding fathers of Continuous Integration, Paul Julius.  Here are the show notes: DevOps on AWS News DevOps on AWS News:  mu 1.5.4 Support for the new SSM Session Manager Support for SSM Inventory Read more…

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Troubleshooting AWS CodePipeline Artifacts

AWS CodePipeline is a managed service that orchestrates workflow for continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment. With CodePipeline, you define a series of stages composed of actions that perform tasks in a release process from a code commit all the way to production. It helps teams deliver changes to users whenever there’s a business 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…