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In the introduction to this series on deployment pipelines in Amazon Web Services (AWS), I covered the nine “stages” that we use as a starting point for our Continuous Delivery in AWS implementations at Stelligent. This first “stage” I’ll be describing is the bootstrap stage. It’s not what I think of as a typical stage… Read more »

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This is the first article in a series that will be describing the typical stages and steps we define when implementing deployment pipelines for our customers. This first article introduces what will be covered in more detail in other articles in this series. All we do at Stelligent is implement Continuous Delivery in Amazon Web… Read more »

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CodeDeploy is a new AWS offering, just announced today at re:Invent, and it is the Goldilocks of AWS deployment tools. Where CloudFormation gives you a ton of freedom, it does require a bit of work to get it to deploy your app. Elastic Beanstalk makes it super easy to deploy an app, but if your… Read more »

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Have you ever tried to google for a list of AWS Regions or Availability Zones? I do it all the time. I need to figure out which AZs to my ELB should go across, or want to try my new CloudFormation template in a different region to make sure I didn’t hardcode something I shouldn’t… Read more »

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Many organizations require a secure infrastructure. I’ve yet to meet a customer that says that security isn’t a concern. But, the decision on “how secure?” should be closely associated with a risk analysis for your organization. Since Amazon Web Services (AWS) is often referred to as a “public cloud”, people sometimes infer that “public” must… Read more »

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) OpsWorks was released one year ago this month. In the past year, we’ve used OpsWorks on several Cloud Delivery projects at Stelligent and at some of our customers. This article describes what’s worked for us and our customers. One of our core aims with any customer is to create a fully… Read more »