AWS DevOps Blog

Category: How-To

Create Multiple Builds from the Same Source Using Different AWS CodeBuild Build Specification Files

In June 2017, AWS CodeBuild announced you can now specify an alternate build specification file name or location in an AWS CodeBuild project. In this post, I’ll show you how to use different build specification files in the same repository to create different builds. You’ll find the source code for this post in our GitHub repo. […]

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Validating AWS CloudFormation Templates

For their continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipeline path, many companies use tools like Jenkins, Chef, and AWS CloudFormation. Usually, the process is managed by two or more teams. One team is responsible for designing and developing an application, CloudFormation templates, and so on. The other team is generally responsible for integration and deployment. […]

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Continuous Delivery of Nested AWS CloudFormation Stacks Using AWS CodePipeline

In CodePipeline Update – Build Continuous Delivery Workflows for CloudFormation Stacks, Jeff Barr discusses infrastructure as code and how to use AWS CodePipeline for continuous delivery. In this blog post, I discuss the continuous delivery of nested CloudFormation stacks using AWS CodePipeline, with AWS CodeCommit as the source repository and AWS CodeBuild as a build […]

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Building a Continuous Delivery Pipeline for AWS Service Catalog (Sync AWS Service Catalog with Version Control)

AWS Service Catalog enables organizations to create and manage catalogs of IT services that are approved for use on AWS. These IT services can include everything from virtual machine images, servers, software, and databases to complete multitier application architectures. You can use AWS Service Catalog to centrally manage commonly deployed IT services. It also helps […]

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How to Create an Automated Database Continuous Integration and Release Management Workflow with Datical and AWS

Thank you to my colleague Erin McGill for reviewing and providing valuable feedback on this blog. Why create a database continuous integration and release management workflow? Cloud adoption among large enterprises is at record numbers after nearly a decade of growing investments. AWS is a market leader in serving the growing enterprise appetite for cloud. Enterprises look to AWS […]

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How to Create an AMI Builder with AWS CodeBuild and HashiCorp Packer

Written by AWS Solutions Architects Jason Barto and Heitor Lessa It’s an operational and security best practice to create and maintain custom Amazon Machine Images. Because it’s also a best practice to maintain infrastructure as code, it makes sense to use automated tooling to script the creation and configuration of AMIs that are used to […]

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Building a Secure Cross-Account Continuous Delivery Pipeline

Most organizations create multiple AWS accounts because they provide the highest level of resource and security isolation. In this blog post, I will discuss how to use cross account AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) access to orchestrate continuous integration and continuous deployment. Do I need multiple accounts? If you answer “yes” to any of […]

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Use AWS CloudFormation to Automate the Creation of an S3 Bucket with Cross-Region Replication Enabled

At the request of many of our customers, in this blog post, we will discuss how to use AWS CloudFormation to create an S3 bucket with cross-region replication enabled. We’ve included a CloudFormation template with this post that uses an AWS Lambda-backed custom resource to create source and destination buckets. What is S3 cross-region replication? […]

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Performing Blue/Green Deployments with AWS CodeDeploy and Auto Scaling Groups

Jeff Levine is a Solutions Architect for Amazon Web Services. Amazon Web Services offers services that enable organizations to leverage the power of the cloud for their development and deployment needs. AWS CodeDeploy makes it possible to automate the deployment of code to either Amazon EC2 or on-premises instances. AWS CodeDeploy now supports blue/green deployments. […]

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