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Run AWS CloudFormation tests from CodePipeline using TaskCat

The AWS QuickStart team open sourced a project they use for automated testing of CloudFormation templates called TaskCat. With TaskCat, you can run automated tests to learn of and fix any errors that arise in your CloudFormation templates. If you have been using CloudFormation for any period of time, you will learn that even if Read more…

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Continuous Compliance on AWS with CodePipeline and CloudFormation

Whether it’s in or out of the cloud, most IT compliance usually comes in the form of a multitude of checklists – like the one you see below. It might be a spreadsheet, website, or other “digital” tool but, in the end, it’s still checklists that software teams must comply with by filling out forms Read more…

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Continuous Compliance on AWS Workflow

It’s 7:37 AM on a Sunday. You’re in the Security Operations Center (SOC) and alarms and emails are seemingly being triggered everywhere. You and a colleague are combing through dashboards and logs to determine what is causing these alerts. After running around with your “hair on fire” for around 30 minutes, you finally determine that Read more…

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DevOps on AWS Radio: Automating AWS IoT (Episode 25)

In this episode, we chat with Michael Neil a DevOps Automation Engineer here at Mphasis Stelligent about the AWS IoT platform. AWS IoT consists of many products and services, it can be difficult to know where to start when piecing together each of the offerings to create an IoT solution. Paul Duvall and Michael Neil will Read more…

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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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DevOps on AWS Radio: DevOps Culture with Jeff Gallimore (Episode 24)

In this episode, we chat with Excella Co-Founder and Partner Jeff Gallimore about all things DevOps culture. In this episode we take a departure from our technical deep dives to explore culture: how to measure culture, culture typology, psychological safety, how continuous delivery impacts culture, how culture affects performance, and more! We even get into Read more…

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Value Stream Mapping with Mock Pipeline

Value stream mapping (VSM) is a technique for modeling process workflows. In software development, one of the key reasons for creating a VSM is determining the bottlenecks slowing down the delivery of value to end users. While VSM is used in many different industries (mostly related to physical goods), the topic of this post is Read more…

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DevOps on AWS Radio: AWS Serverless Adoption with Tom McLaughlin (Episode 23)

In this episode, Paul Duvall covers recent DevOps on AWS news along with a discussion with Tom McLaughlin, founder of the consultancy ServerlessOps. The two dive deep into all things serverless including; use cases, serverless adoption curve, organization structures, serverless security, and more! Here are the show notes: DevOps on AWS News AWS Cloud Development Kit Read more…

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App Modernization on AWS Powered by DevOps

A great number of enterprises seek to modernize their applications for Amazon Web Services (AWS). Many find it can be challenging on which approach to embrace. Do they leverage the cloud for its capabilities or use an abstraction layer? How should product teams be organized and which practices should they adopt? In this post, we’ll Read more…

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DevOps on AWS Radio: Enterprise DevOps on AWS Delivery Models (Episode 22)

In this episode, Paul Duvall and Brian Jakovich cover recent DevOps on AWS news along with a discussion about DevOps on AWS transformations for enterprises. The two discuss what they have seen with transformations based on their experience in working with dozens of enterprises over the past decade. Here are the show notes: DevOps on AWS News Read more…