We often hear from customers about their challenges architecting Jenkins for scale and high availability (HA). Jenkins was originally built as a continuous integration (CI) system to test software before it was committed to a repository. Since its beginning, Jenkins has grown out of necessity versus grand master plan. Developers who extended Jenkins favored speed […]Read More
Many Organizations adopt DevOps Practices to innovate faster by automating and streamlining the software development and infrastructure management processes. Beyond cultural adoption, DevOps also suggests following certain best practices and Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) is among the important ones to start with. CI/CD practice reduces the time it takes to release new software […]Read More
This post is co-written with Isaiah Grant, Cloud Consultant at 2nd Watch. Many organizations are building data lakes on AWS, which provides the most secure, scalable, comprehensive, and cost-effective portfolio of services. Like any application development project, a data lake must answer a fundamental question: “What is the DevOps strategy?” Defining a DevOps strategy for […]Read More
Blue/Green deployment with AWS Developer tools on Amazon EC2 using Amazon EFS to host application source code
Many organizations building modern applications require a shared and persistent storage layer for hosting and deploying data-intensive enterprise applications, such as content management systems, media and entertainment, distributed applications like machine learning training, etc. These applications demand a centralized file share that scales to petabytes without disrupting running applications and remains concurrently accessible from potentially […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
DevSecOps software factory implementation can significantly vary depending on the application, infrastructure, architecture, and the services and tools used. In a previous post, I provided an end-to-end DevSecOps pipeline for a three-tier web application deployed with AWS Elastic Beanstalk. The pipeline used cloud-native services along with a few open-source security tools. This solution is similar, […]Read More
Founded in 2019, BigHat Biosciences’ mission is to improve human health by reimagining antibody discovery and engineering to create better antibodies faster. Their integrated computational + experimental approach speeds up antibody design and discovery by combining high-speed molecular characterization with machine learning technologies to guide the search for better antibodies. They apply these design capabilities […]Read More
Take a Well-Architected approach to make an informed decision when choosing to implement CI/CD using open-source tools on AWS services, using managed AWS services, or a combination of both.
We will look at key considerations for evaluating open-source software and AWS Services using the perspectives of a startup company, and a mature company, as examples. These will give you two very different points of view that you can use to compare to your own organization. To make this investigation easier we will use Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) capabilities as the target of our investigation.
In our next two blog posts we will follow two AWS customers Iponweb and BigHat Biosciences as they share their CI/CD journeys, their perspective, the decisions they made, and why.
To end the series, we will explore an example reference architecture showing the benefits AWS provides regardless of your emphasis on open source tools or managed AWS services.Read More
Security and compliance standards are of paramount importance for organizations in many industries. There is a growing need to seamlessly integrate these standards in an application release cycle. From a DevOps standpoint, an application can be subject to these standards during two phases: Pre-deployment – Standards are enforced in an application deployment pipeline prior to […]Read More