Get Baking

On a roll - our client releases their second project to open source.

As the number of AWS accounts a team uses increases, so does the headache of access and credential management. Identity accounts can help. We called ours Bakery.

Henrik Axelsson

Automatically Compliant

Wouldn't it be great to not worry about compliance?

Compliance is a thing. A big thing in most big organisations. Meeting compliance obligations, whether they are based on regulation, code of conduct or risk, can be arduous. Fortunately, automation can help!

Henrik Axelsson

It's Showtime!

Time to show what you've got

Showcases are part of the regular Agile development cadence. However I’ve worked at organisations that are ‘Agile’ yet don’t do them. Despite its name, showcases can have greater benefits than simply showing work.

Henrik Axelsson

A Lead...or a Leader?

Grace Chilakamarri shares her thoughts on why not all team Leads are automatically Leaders

Grace Chilakamarri

Another Warrior In Our Midst

(And here's to you Mr Ambassador!)

Trent Hornibrook becomes Cevo’s next AWS Cloud Warrior

Team Cevo

Is there such a thing as too much automation?

Thinking of automation as a competitive cognitive artifact, and on ways to minimise the associated risks

Automation is fantastic for many reasons - it saves time, reduces errors, and enables people to perform extremely complex tasks with little to no understanding of what is being done directly. But by automating everything are we setting ourselves up for disaster? What happens when something goes wrong and the people who built the automation have all left?

Tom Partington

Introduction to R

Exploring EC2 pricing data using R

Sometimes using Excel to look at data works really well. Other times, such as when you are trying to make sense of a 170MB file of AWS EC2 pricing data it just sucks. Luckily R exists and can do the job really well! In this post I’ll run through some of the features of R and produce a nicely formatted CSV of on-demand EC2 pricing data.

Henrik Axelsson

Sending Watchmen into the Open

Our enterprise client's decision to open source code and why we love working on projects that encourage collaboration in the tech community.

It would seem counterintuitive for an organisation to release their code for all to see. However, with the exception of those who sell software as a business, more and more are seeing the benefits of doing so.

Team Cevo

Replacing Packer With KitchenCI and a Rakefile

An introduction to creating validated AMIs without using Packer.

Don't get me wrong, I love the HashiCorp products. I've been a Vagrant user since way back in my BC (Before Cloud) days and have continued a strong run of success backing the HashiCorp team. But the biggest issue I have is ensuring that the images created through Packer are worthy of being promoted along a delivery pipeline.

This post is about using KitchenCI, InSpec and a small Rakefile to create an enhanced AWS Machine Image (AMI) creation and validation workflow.

Steve Mactaggart

Meltdown, Spectre and Linux on AWS: Security vs Performance?

An analysis of some corner-case performance issues with Meltdown patches

AWS’ Shared Responsibility Model means that you are responsible for patching the operating system running on your EC2 instances, and this is where things get … complicated.

Colin Panisset

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