Deployment Pipeline in Amazon Web Services – Bootstrapping

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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 »

Deployment Pipelines in Amazon Web Services – An Introduction

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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 »

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 »

How we use AWS OpsWorks

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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 »

Continuous Delivery in the Cloud: Dynamic Configuration (Part 4 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 »