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Automate Encryption in Transit with AWS Certificate Manager

Traditionally, managing transport layer security (TLS) digital certificates that are used for encrypting data in transit between clients and servers has been a very manual process. In 2016, Amazon Web Services began offering the AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) – a service for managing these digital certificates. By using AWS CloudFormation and AWS CodePipeline, you can Read more…

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Deploy Managed Config Rules using CloudFormation and CodePipeline

“AWS Config provides AWS managed rules, which are predefined, customizable rules that AWS Config uses to evaluate whether your AWS resources comply with common best practices.” (Source) There are over 100 Managed Config Rules that AWS provides for all types of checks including Analytics, Compute, Database, Machine Learning, Security, Identity & Compliance, and Storage – 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: 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…