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Using CloudFormation events to build custom workflows for post provisioning management

Over one million active customers manage application resources with AWS CloudFormation every week. CloudFormation is a service that helps you model, provision, and manage your cloud resources by treating Infrastructure as Code (IaC). It can simplify infrastructure management, quickly replicate your environment to multiple AWS regions with a single turn-key solution, and let you easily […]

Implementing long running deployments with AWS CloudFormation Custom Resources using AWS Step Functions

AWS CloudFormation custom resource provides mechanisms to provision AWS resources that don’t have built-in support from CloudFormation. It lets us write custom provisioning logic for resources that aren’t supported as resource types under CloudFormation. This post focusses on the use cases where CloudFormation custom resource is used to implement a long running task/job. With custom […]

Hazard analysis and Chaos engineering at Vanguard Group

Anticipating events that can cause a disruption to your system’s service is critical to building highly available, reliable systems.  Hazard analysis gives you a method to identify such events.  Chaos engineering gives you a method to confirm that a system behaves as expected in adverse conditions.  By combining these methods, Vanguard is building reliability into […]

DevOps with serverless Jenkins and AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK)

The objective of this post is to walk you through how to set up a completely serverless Jenkins environment on AWS Fargate using AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK). Jenkins is a popular open-source automation server that provides hundreds of plugins to support building, testing, deploying, and automation. Jenkins uses a controller-agent architecture in which […]

Amazon DevOps Guru increases Operational Efficiency for 605

605 is an independent TV measurement firm that offers advertising and content measurement, full-funnel attribution, media planning, optimization, and analytical solutions, all on top of their multi-source viewership data set covering over 21 million U.S. households. 605 has built their technology solutions on AWS with dozens of accounts and tens of thousands of resources to […]

Easily protect your AWS CDK-defined infrastructure with AWS WAFv2

Security is a shared responsibility between AWS and the customer. When we use infrastructure as code (IaC) we want to describe workloads wholistically, and that includes the configuration of firewalls alongside the entrypoints to web applications. As we evolve the infrastructure that our application is built upon, we can adjust firewall rules in the same […]

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 […]

Leverage L2 constructs to reduce the complexity of your AWS CDK application

The AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) is an open-source software development framework to define your cloud application resources using familiar programming languages. AWS CDK uses the familiarity and expressive power of programming languages for modeling your applications. Constructs are the basic building blocks of AWS CDK apps. A construct represents a “cloud component” and encapsulates everything that […]

Tighten your package security with CodeArtifact Package Origin Control toolkit

Introduction AWS CodeArtifact is a fully managed artifact repository service that makes it easy for organizations to securely store and share software packages used for application development. On Jul14 2022 we introduced a new feature called Package Origin Controls which allows customers to protect themselves against “dependency substitution“ or “dependency confusion” attacks. This class of […]

Jenkins high availability and disaster recovery on AWS

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 […]