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Unlock the power of EC2 Graviton with GitLab CI/CD and EKS Runners

Many AWS customers are using GitLab for their DevOps needs, including source control, and continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD). Many of our customers are using GitLab SaaS (the hosted edition), while others are using GitLab Self-managed to meet their security and compliance requirements. Customers can easily add runners to their GitLab instance to perform […]

Multi-branch pipeline management and infrastructure deployment using AWS CDK Pipelines

This post describes how to use the AWS CDK Pipelines module to follow a Gitflow development model using AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK). Software development teams often follow a strict branching strategy during a solutions development lifecycle. Newly-created branches commonly need their own isolated copy of infrastructure resources to develop new features. CDK Pipelines […]

Configuration driven dynamic multi-account CI/CD solution on AWS

Many organizations require durable automated code delivery for their applications. They leverage multi-account continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines to deploy code and run automated tests in multiple environments before deploying to Production. In cases where the testing strategy is release specific, you must update the pipeline before every release. Traditional pipeline stages are predefined and […]

Create a Multi-Region Python Package Publishing Pipeline with AWS CDK and CodePipeline

Customers can author and store internal software packages in AWS by leveraging the AWS CodeSuite (AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodeCommit, and AWS CodeArtifact).  As of the publish date of this blog post, there is no native way to replicate your CodeArtifact Packages across regions. This blog addresses how a custom solution built with the […]

Deploy and manage OpenAPI/Swagger RESTful APIs with the AWS Cloud Development Kit

This post demonstrates how AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) Infrastructure as Code (IaC) constructs and AWS serverless technology can be used to build and deploy a RESTful Application Programming Interface (API) defined in the OpenAPI specification. This post uses an example API that describes  Widget resources and demonstrates how to use an AWS CDK […]

Manage application security and compliance with the AWS Cloud Development Kit and cdk-nag

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is an important part of Cloud Applications. Developers rely on various Static Application Security Testing (SAST) tools to identify security/compliance issues and mitigate these issues early on, before releasing their applications to production. Additionally, SAST tools often provide reporting mechanisms that can help developers verify compliance during security reviews. cdk-nag integrates […]

A new Spark plugin for CPU and memory profiling

Introduction Have you ever wondered if there are low-hanging optimization opportunities to improve the performance of a Spark app? Profiling can help you gain visibility regarding the runtime characteristics of the Spark app to identify its bottlenecks and inefficiencies. We’re excited to announce the release of a new Spark plugin that enables profiling for JVM […]

Building Blue/Green application deployment to Micro Focus Enterprise Server

Organizations running mainframe production workloads often follow the traditional approach of application deployment. To release new features of existing applications into production, the application is redeployed using the new version of software on the existing infrastructure. This poses the following challenges: The cutover of the application deployment from testing to production usually takes place during […]

Deploy and Manage Gitlab Runners on Amazon EC2

Gitlab CI is a tool utilized by many enterprises to automate their Continuous integration, continuous delivery and deployment (CI/CD) process. A Gitlab CI/CD pipeline consists of two major components: A .gitlab-ci.yml file describing a pipeline’s jobs, and a Gitlab Runner, an application that executes the pipeline jobs. Setting up the Gitlab Runner is a time-consuming […]

Parallel and dynamic SaaS deployments with AWS CDK Pipelines

Software as a Service (SaaS) is an increasingly popular business model for independent software vendors (ISVs), including benefits such as a pay-as-you-go pricing model, scalability, and availability. SaaS services can be built by using numerous architectural models. The silo model provides each tenant with dedicated resources and a shared-nothing architecture. Silo deployments also provide isolation […]