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AWS re:Invent 2019 DevOps and Security re:Cap

We had over 40 people from Mphasis and Mphasis Stelligent at the AWS re:Invent 2019 conference in Las Vegas, NV. There were 77 product launches, feature releases, & services announced at the conference (and many more at “pre:Invent” in November). Of this, there were several DevOps-related features announced at re:Invent or during pre:Invent. The theme Read more…

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Automate Container Security Scans in Your CI/CD Pipeline with AWS ECS

Many enterprises attempt to drive software development and delivery towards a DevOps mindset. Likewise, organizations struggle with increasing security challenges while adopting these innovative software practices. Embedding security within the deployment lifecycle is non-negotiable. Therefore, integration of security into CI/CD workflows need be done cautiously to meet an ever-evolving technology landscape. DevSecOps is an important Read more…

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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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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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Screencast: Continuous Delivery for Machine Learning with AWS CodePipeline and Amazon SageMaker

The Amazon SageMaker machine learning service is a full platform that greatly simplifies the process of training and deploying your models at scale. However, there are still major gaps to enabling data scientists to do research and development without having to go through the heavy lifting of provisioning the infrastructure and developing their own continuous Read more…

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Validating AWS CloudFormation templates with cfn_nag and mu

Stelligent cfn_nag is an open source command-line tool that performs static analysis of AWS CloudFormation templates. With cfn_nag you can check for: Static code analysis of AWS CloudFormation Block undesirable resource specifications Proactive preventative control – stop before creating resources Enforceable in a deployment pipeline Here are some examples of the types of checks cfn_nag Read more…

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AWS re:Invent 2017 DevOps re:Cap

Recently, our Chief Architect, Casey Lee and I – along with 48 of our colleagues at Stelligent – were at the AWS re:Invent 2017 conference in Las Vegas, NV. We were particularly proud as Stelligent was announced as an AWS Premier Partner along with several other significant company milestones. There were over 75 significant product announcements at the conference. Of this, there were Read more…