Futurespective - Identifying the path to good

In this post I talk about one of my favorite futurespective techniques, the Future-Backwards and how you can utilise it effectively to quickly identify the ‘Path to Good’.

Jeff Inman

DataOps - Accelerating changes for your next data initiative

Data initiatives tends to be long and painful affairs. Let's take a look at how applying DataOps coupled with Cloud technologies can help accelerate your data projects

Raihaan Raman

Reducing ALB Costs Using Host-Based Rules

In this article, we show an opportunity to reduce costs when multiple Application Load Balancers (ALB) are in use. By using one of the ALB’s features and minor changes to the environment, it’s possible to save some money on your AWS bill.

Francisco Collet

With our Heads in the Cloud

Let’s peel back the covers on the Cevo hive mind, and watch the team take on the tricky subject of cloud agnostic solutions.

Steve Mactaggart

System Mapping

Discover, Explore & Communicate the Real Complexity of Your Systems (presentation from LastConf 2018).

Colin Panisset

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

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

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

Recognising the fallacy of a single root cause

when something goes wrong it’s often tempting to attribute it to a single root cause

Think back to a successful deployment or a project and try and attribute the success to a single thing. It seems ridiculous, and that’s because it is. It’s easy to see that many things that had to go right for success.

Tom Partington