AWS DevOps Blog

Category: How-To

Building End-to-End Continuous Delivery and Deployment Pipelines in AWS and TeamCity

By Balaji Iyer, Janisha Anand, and Frank Li Organizations that transform their applications to cloud-optimized architectures need a seamless, end-to-end continuous delivery and deployment workflow: from source code, to build, to deployment, to software delivery. Continuous delivery is a DevOps software development practice where code changes are automatically built, tested, and prepared for a release to production. The […]

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Secure AWS CodeCommit with Multi-Factor Authentication

This blog post shows you how to set up AWS CodeCommit if you want to enforce multi-factor authentication (MFA) for your repository users. One of the most common reasons for using MFA for your AWS CodeCommit repository is to secure sensitive data or prevent accidental pushes to the repository that could trigger a sensitive change […]

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Building a Microsoft BackOffice Server Solution on AWS with AWS CloudFormation

Last month, AWS released the AWS Enterprise Accelerator: Microsoft Servers on the AWS Cloud along with a deployment guide and CloudFormation template. This blog post will explain how to deploy complex Windows workloads and how AWS CloudFormation solves the problems related to server dependencies. This AWS Enterprise Accelerator solution deploys the four most requested Microsoft […]

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How to Centrally Manage AWS Config Rules across Multiple AWS Accounts

AWS Config Rules allow you to codify policies and best practices for your organization and evaluate configuration changes to AWS resources against these policies. If you manage multiple AWS accounts, you might want to centrally govern and define these policies for all of the AWS accounts in your organization. With appropriate authorization, you can create […]

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AWS CodeDeploy Deployments with HashiCorp Consul

Learn how to use AWS CodeDeploy and HashiCorp Consul together for your application deployments.  AWS CodeDeploy automates code deployments to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and on-premises servers. HashiCorp Consul is an open-source tool providing service discovery and orchestration for modern applications.  Learn how to get started by visiting the guest post on the AWS Partner Network Blog. You […]

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Continue Rolling Back an Update for AWS CloudFormation stacks in the UPDATE_ROLLBACK_FAILED state

AWS CloudFormation allows developers and systems administrators to create and manage a collection of related AWS resources (called a stack) by provisioning and updating them in an orderly and predictable way. In this blog post, we will describe a new feature in AWS CloudFormation that will allow continue rolling back an update in a self-service […]

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Optimize AWS CloudFormation Templates

The following post is by guest blogger Julien Lépine, Solutions Architect at AWS. He explains how to optimize templates so that AWS CloudFormation quickly deploys your environments. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Customers sometimes ask me if there’s a way to optimize large AWS CloudFormation templates, which can take several minutes to deploy a stack. Often stack creation is […]

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Speed Template Sharing with an AWS CloudFormation Designer URL

AWS CloudFormation Designer (Designer) is a graphic tool for creating, viewing, and modifying AWS CloudFormation templates. With Designer, you can construct templates by adding resources using a drag-and-drop interface, and then edit resource details by using the integrated JSON editor. A Designer URL is a web link that you can share with anyone that has […]

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AWS CodeDeploy: Deploying from a Development Account to a Production Account

AWS CodeDeploy helps users deploy software to a fleet of Amazon EC2 or on-premises instances. A software revision is typically deployed and tested through multiple stages (development, testing, staging, and so on) before it’s deployed to production. It’s also a common practice to use a separate AWS account for each stage. In this blog post, […]

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Using Custom JSON on AWS OpsWorks Layers

Custom JSON, which has always been available on AWS OpsWorks stacks and deployments, is now also available as a property on layers in stacks using Chef versions 11.10, 12, and 12.2. In this post I show how you can use custom JSON to adapt a single Chef cookbook to support different use cases on individual […]

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