Creating a Secure Deployment Pipeline in Amazon Web Services

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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 »

Getting to know the Chaos Monkey

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Moving your infrastructure to the cloud changes the way you think about a lot of things. With the attitude of abundance that comes with having unlimited instances at your command, you can do all sorts of cool things that would be prohibitive with actual hardware: elastic scaling of infrastructure, transient environments, blue/green deployments, etc. Some… Read more »

Continuous Delivery in the Cloud: Infrastructure Automation (Part 6 of 6)

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In part 1 of this series, I introduced the Continuous Delivery (CD) pipeline for the Manatee Tracking application. In part 2, I went over how we use this CD pipeline to deliver software from checkin to production. In part 3, we focused on how CloudFormation is used to script the virtual AWS components that create… Read more »