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Category: AWS CloudFormation

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The CDK Patterns open source journey

This post was contributed by Matthew Coulter, Technical Architect at Liberty Mutual. In the summer of 2019, I successfully applied for a promotion to the position of account architect at Liberty IT Solutions, a part of Liberty Mutual Group. This changed everything, as I went from being the systems architect supporting one area to an […]

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Accelerate infrastructure as code development with open source Former2

In this post, AWS Community Hero, Ian Mckay, highlights the capabilities of Former2, an open source project that enables you to generate infrastructure as code (IaC) templates from existing AWS resources in your account. This post covers how Mckay created Former2, how to use it, the challenges around it, and the future for Former2. When […]

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Multi-environment CI/CD pipelines with AWS CodePipeline and open source tools

A common scenario AWS customers face is how to automate their infrastructure deployments on AWS. Customers must create a secure, agile workflow that deploys to the cloud and uses their preferred AWS services. Customers also need a reliable, supportable deployment pattern driven by automated workflows that are not overly complex and difficult to manage. Customer […]

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How to build a scalable BigBlueButton video conference solution on AWS

BigBlueButton is an open source video conference system that supports various audio and video formats and allows the use of integrated video-, screen- and document-sharing functions. BigBlueButton has features for multi-user whiteboards, breakout rooms, public and private chats, polling, moderation, emojis, and raise-hands. In this post, we will explain how AWS customers who are looking […]

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OpenShift 4 on AWS Quick Starts

Customers selecting AWS as their preferred cloud have been able to deploy OpenShift through a variety of means. In this post we will explore what has changed in the latest version of OpenShift, and what these changes mean for AWS customers. We also will explore the latest OpenShift on AWS Quick Starts open source project, […]

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Deploy AWS CloudFormation stacks with GitHub Actions

At GitHub Universe 2019, we announced that we open sourced four new GitHub Actions for Amazon ECS and ECR. Fast forward to 2020 we are expanding the number of available actions by releasing AWS CloudFormation Action for GitHub Actions. This GitHub Action enables developers and cloud engineers to maintain their infrastructure as code in a […]

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How to deploy a live events solution built with the Amazon Chime SDK

In this tutorial, I will explain how to deploy an interactive live events solution with which speakers can present to a large pre-selected audience, and moderators can screen attendees to participate in the broadcast. This interactive live events solution, built with the Amazon Chime SDK, addresses many of the shortcomings of traditional online meeting platforms […]

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Realize Policy-as-Code with AWS Cloud Development Kit through Open Policy Agent

AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) is an open source software framework that allows users to define and provision AWS infrastructure using familiar programming languages. Using CDK, you can version control infrastructure, and the Infrastructure-as-Code concept opens up new opportunities to manage AWS infrastructure more efficiently and reliably. But when planning to deploy new AWS […]

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Connecting AWS managed services to your Argo CD pipeline with open source Crossplane

This article is a guest post from Dan Mangum, a software engineer at Upbound. Cloud infrastructure is maturing rapidly, enabling businesses to take advantage of new architectures and services alongside applications running on Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS). Infrastructure teams find that they are managing both traditional cloud environments, using tools such as AWS […]

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Sync routes across route tables with AWS Sync Routes, a serverless open source project

If your network architecture includes multiple route tables in your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and you’ve been looking for an automated solution for synchronizing route target updates across route tables, check out the AWS Sync Routes project. Or, if you just want to explore a ready‑to‑deploy, serverless infrastructure as code project, then the AWS Sync Routes project can help here, too. This […]

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