AWS DevOps Blog

Category: AWS CloudFormation

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Enforcing AWS CloudFormation scanning in CI/CD Pipelines at scale using Trend Micro Cloud One Conformity

Integrating AWS CloudFormation template scanning into CI/CD pipelines is a great way to catch security infringements before application deployment. However, implementing and enforcing this in a multi team, multi account environment can present some challenges, especially when the scanning tools used require external API access. This blog will discuss those challenges and offer a solution […]

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Solution Architecture

Building a CI/CD pipeline to update an AWS CloudFormation StackSets

AWS CloudFormation StackSets can extend the functionality of CloudFormation Stacks by enabling you to create, update, or delete one or more stack across multiple accounts. As a developer working in a large enterprise or for a group that supports multiple AWS accounts, you may often find yourself challenged with updating AWS CloudFormation StackSets. If you’re […]

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CDK Philosophy

Best practices for developing cloud applications with AWS CDK

In this post, we discuss strategies for organizing the development of complex cloud applications with large teams, using the AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) as a central technology. AWS CDK allows developers and administrators to define their cloud applications using a familiar programming language, such as TypeScript, Python, Java, or C#. Applications are organized […]

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Developing enterprise application patterns with the AWS CDK

Enterprises often need to standardize their infrastructure as code (IaC) for governance, compliance, and quality control reasons. You also need to manage and centrally publish updates to your IaC libraries. In this post, we demonstrate how to use the AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) to define patterns for IaC and publish them for consumption […]

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architecture diagram showing ETL process

Using AWS DevOps Tools to model and provision AWS Glue workflows

This post provides a step-by-step guide on how to model and provision AWS Glue workflows utilizing a DevOps principle known as infrastructure as code (IaC) that emphasizes the use of templates, source control, and automation. The cloud resources in this solution are defined within AWS CloudFormation templates and provisioned with automation features provided by AWS […]

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Easily configure Amazon DevOps Guru across multiple accounts and Regions using AWS CloudFormation StackSets

As applications become increasingly distributed and complex, operators need more automated practices to maintain application availability and reduce the time and effort spent on detecting, debugging, and resolving operational issues. Enter Amazon DevOps Guru (preview). Amazon DevOps Guru is a machine learning (ML) powered service that gives you a simpler way to improve an application’s […]

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AWS Solutions Constructs and the AWS CDK

Rapid and flexible Infrastructure as Code using the AWS CDK with AWS Solutions Constructs

AWS Solutions Constructs provide a library of common service patterns built on top of the AWS CDK. These multi-service patterns allow you to deploy multiple resources with a single object, resources that follow best practices by default – both independently and throughout their interaction.

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Architecture diagram of a CI/CD pipeline for single-tenant SaaS solutions

Building a cross-account CI/CD pipeline for single-tenant SaaS solutions

This post describes how to automate the deployment process of a single-tenant SaaS solution to deliver software quickly, securely, and less error-prone for each existing tenant. To achieve a higher level of environment segregation across the tenants, I demonstrate all the steps to build and configure a CI/CD pipeline using AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeBuild, and AWS CloudFormation. For each new version, the pipeline automatically deploys the same application version on the multiple tenant AWS accounts.

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CloudFormation Guard CI/CD

Integrating AWS CloudFormation Guard into CI/CD pipelines

In this post, we discuss and build a managed continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipeline that uses AWS CloudFormation Guard to automate and simplify pre-deployment compliance checks of your AWS CloudFormation templates. This enables your teams to define a single source of truth for what constitutes valid infrastructure definitions, to be compliant with your […]

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Diagram of Automated Testing Pipeline architecture

Automated CloudFormation Testing Pipeline with TaskCat and CodePipeline

Researchers at Academic Medical Centers (AMCs) use programs such as Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) and Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) to interact with healthcare data. Our internal team at AWS has provided solutions such as OHDSI-on-AWS and REDCap environments on AWS to help clinicians analyze healthcare data in the AWS Cloud. Occasionally, […]

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