Tag: CloudFormation

Automating Amazon Polly for WordPress

Posted on August 29, 2018 by Paul Duvall | Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading Automating Amazon Polly for WordPress

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

Posted on July 23, 2018 by Paul Duvall | 4 Comments

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

Validating AWS CloudFormation templates with cfn_nag and mu

Posted on March 23, 2018 by Paul Duvall | 2 Comments

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 … Continue reading Validating AWS CloudFormation templates with cfn_nag and mu

AWS re:Invent 2017 DevOps re:Cap

Posted on December 8, 2017 by Paul Duvall | Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading AWS re:Invent 2017 DevOps re:Cap

Provision a hosted Git repo with AWS CodeCommit using CloudFormation

Posted on October 10, 2016 by Paul Duvall | Leave a comment

You’ll learn how to provision a CodeCommit Git repository in a CloudFormation template. Furthermore, you’ll discover how to automate the provisioning of a deployment pipeline that uses this repository as its Source action to deploy an application using CodeDeploy to an EC2 instance. You’ll see examples, patterns and a short video that walks you through the process.

Refactoring CD Pipelines – Part 1: Chef-Solo in AWS AutoScaling Groups

Posted on September 1, 2016 by jeff.dugas | Leave a comment

We often overlook similarities between new CD Pipeline code we’re writing today and code we’ve already written. In addition, we might sometimes rely on the ‘copy, paste, then modify’ approach to make quick work of CD Pipelines supporting similar application architectures. Despite the short-term gains, what often results is code sprawl and maintenance headaches. This blog post series is aimed at helping to … Continue reading Refactoring CD Pipelines – Part 1: Chef-Solo in AWS AutoScaling Groups

Containerized CI Solutions in AWS – Part 1: Jenkins in ECS

Posted on August 24, 2016 by The Stelligent Team | 10 Comments

In this first post of a series exploring containerized CI solutions, I’m going to be addressing the CI tool with the largest market share in the space: Jenkins. Whether you’re already running Jenkins in a more traditional virtualized or bare metal environment, or if you’re using another CI tool entirely, I hope to show you … Continue reading Containerized CI Solutions in AWS – Part 1: Jenkins in ECS

Cross-Account Access Control with Amazon STS for DynamoDB

Posted on July 12, 2016 by Robert Murphy | Leave a comment

In this post, we’ll be talking about creating cross-account access for DynamoDB. DynamoDB is a NoSQL Database in the cloud provided by Amazon Web Services. Whether you’re creating a production deployment pipeline that leverages a shared Keystore or deploying an application in multiple accounts with shared resources, you may find yourself wondering how to provide … Continue reading Cross-Account Access Control with Amazon STS for DynamoDB