Category: Infrastructure as Code

New for CloudFormation in 2018: Drift Detection!

Posted on November 28, 2017 by timbaileyjones | 1 Comment

Just announced at re:Invent 2017 by Anil Kumar during the “Deep Dive on AWS CloudFormation” talk:  Drift Detection capabilities will be added to CloudFormation next year.  (Discussion starts at 12m0s) So, what is Drift Detection?  Try as you might, having all of your “infrastructure as code” doesn’t prevent manual changes to your CFN stacks after … Continue reading New for CloudFormation in 2018: Drift Detection!

Using AWS CodePipeline to achieve Continuous Delivery

Posted on November 25, 2017 by Paul Duvall | Leave a comment

“Continuous delivery is a DevOps software development practice where code changes are automatically built, tested, and prepared for a release to production. It expands upon continuous integration by deploying all code changes to a testing environment and/or a production environment after the build stage. When continuous delivery is implemented properly, developers will always have a … Continue reading Using AWS CodePipeline to achieve Continuous Delivery

Get Notified on AWS CodePipeline Errors

Posted on October 24, 2017 by Paul Duvall | Leave a comment

With AWS CodePipeline Notifications, developers and others can receive notifications on events that occur in your pipelines — including pipeline, stage, and action changes. For example, you can receive email notifications on pipeline failures. Because CodePipeline notifications leverage Amazon CloudWatch Events, you can also integrate it with AWS resources such as SNS, Lambda, SQS, SSM, EC2, Inspector, Kinesis … Continue reading Get Notified on AWS CodePipeline Errors

Application Auto Scaling with Amazon ECS

Posted on September 26, 2017 by Robert Murphy | Leave a comment

In this blog post, you’ll see an example of Application Auto Scaling for the Amazon ECS (EC2 Container Service). Automatic scaling of the container instances in your ECS cluster has been a feature for quite some time, but until recently you were not able to scale the tasks in your ECS service with built-in technology from AWS. In May of 2016, Automatic Scaling with Amazon ECS was … Continue reading Application Auto Scaling with Amazon ECS

Stelligent is an APN Launch Partner for the AWS Management Tools Addition to the AWS Service Delivery Program

Posted on August 25, 2017 by Angela Lee-Moll | Leave a comment

Stelligent, an AWS Partner Network (APN) Advanced Consulting Partner specializing exclusively in DevOps Automation on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, announce that it is a launch partner for four additional services in the AWS Service Delivery Program: AWS CloudFormation, AWS CloudTrail, AWS Config, and Amazon EC2 Systems Manager. This means that Stelligent has demonstrated a successful track record … Continue reading Stelligent is an APN Launch Partner for the AWS Management Tools Addition to the AWS Service Delivery Program

DevOps on AWS Radio: AWS CodePipeline and Amazon Alexa (Episode 11)

Posted on August 7, 2017 by Paul Duvall | Leave a comment

In this episode, Paul Duvall and Brian Jakovich cover recent DevOps on AWS news and discuss how to use AWS CodePipeline to deploy Amazon Alexa skill. Here are the show notes: DevOps on AWS News Infrastructure as Code whitepaper from AWS cfn_nag mentioned Use CloudFormation StackSets to Provision Resources Across Multiple AWS Accounts and Regions How to Use AWS Organizations … Continue reading DevOps on AWS Radio: AWS CodePipeline and Amazon Alexa (Episode 11)

Use AWS CodePipeline to Deploy Amazon Alexa Skills

Posted on July 25, 2017 by Paul Duvall | 2 Comments

If you’ve done any experimentation with the Amazon Alexa voice service, you’ve probably learned that you can use AWS Lambda to write functions that can be executed from Alexa. As a developer, what’s exciting about this is that you can create your own custom Alexa skills to perform anything suited for voice-based computing. You’ll probably … Continue reading Use AWS CodePipeline to Deploy Amazon Alexa Skills

DevOps on AWS Radio: mu – DevOps on AWS tool (Episode 10)

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Paul Duvall | Leave a comment

In this episode, Paul Duvall and Brian Jakovich cover recent DevOps on AWS news and speak with Casey Lee from Stelligent about the open-source, full-stack DevOps on AWS tool called mu. Here are the show notes: DevOps on AWS News Launch – .NET Core Support In AWS CodeStar and AWS CodeBuild Build your first Serverless Web Application Take the Journey: Build … Continue reading DevOps on AWS Radio: mu – DevOps on AWS tool (Episode 10)

Introduction to NixOS

Posted on July 11, 2017 by Fernando J Pando | Leave a comment

NixOS, and declarative immutable systems, are a great fit for CI/CD pipelines.  With the entire system in code, ensuring and auditing reproducible environments becomes easy.  Applications can also be “nixified,” so both system and application are fully declarative and in version control. The NixOS system is mounted read-only, which makes for a good fit in … Continue reading Introduction to NixOS