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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: 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: 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…

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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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Measuring DevOps Success with Four Key Metrics

Over the years at Stelligent, we’ve used many metrics and have debated on which are best for our customers. Therefore, it’s extremely beneficial to finally have a canonical source for the relevant metrics that matter to organizations that is backed by data and analysis – if for no other reason then to stop wasting time on debating the finer points of certain metrics. Read more…

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AWS re:Invent 2018 DevOps re:Cap

Stelligent was 50 people strong at the AWS re:Invent 2018 conference in Las Vegas, NV. We were particularly proud as we announced that we are the only group at our size that is 100% AWS certified (yes, this means executives, sales, marketing, operations, and engineers). There were over 80 product announcements at the conference. Of Read more…

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DevOps on AWS Radio: DevOps Philosophies with James Martin at 3M HIS (Episode 20)

In this episode, Paul Duvall speaks with VP of Engineering & Delivery Casey Lee on a brief preview of next months episode. Casey touches on some of the new features and updates added to open-source, full-stack DevOps on AWS tool mu.  Paul Duvall also speaks with James Martin, an Automation Engineering Manager at 3M HIS on team structure, his philosophies behind choosing 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…