Down the Cloud Formation rabbit-hole


In my previous post I explained how to deploy the basic compute resources that will run our applications. If you haven’t done so already, please read this first

I got some questions from readers that wanted to understand a bit more about the cloudformation tool I’m using. I can see how it might be a bit overwhelming at first, so I want to demystify some of the “magic” that is done behind the scenes

In this post, I want to dive a bit deeper to a key feature inside the cloud formation template – the userdata piece.Read More »


Automate Docker Deployment with Docker Infrastructure


In a series of blog posts I want to take you through the experience I had recently with building docker images in an automatic procedure

What will we cover?

  • Deploy the underlying infrastructure into AWS using CloudFormation
  • Deploy Jenkins & Artifactory using docker-compose
  • Configure Jenkins pipeline to build docker images using Jenkinsfile (a.k.a “Infrastructure-as-code”)
  • Configure Artifactory as a repository for npm packages, rpm packages & docker images

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Control your spendings in AWS

Hi Everyone,

In my previous blog post – where’s my money??? – I started discussing the shock and awe cloud newbies encounter once they start dipping their toes in the cloud computing pool. If you haven’t done so already, I suggest you start by reading this first.

So hopefully by now you begin to understand what tags are (in short, meta-data) and I assume you’re wondering how you can use them…

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Where’s my money???


So, you went ahead and joined the cloud revolution.

Awesome, you can now chat with your colleagues and throw around buzz words such as IaaS, SaaS, PaaS (and if you’re really cutting edge, you’re probably discussing things like K8s, Docker or maybe even Serverless architecture…)

That’s all great, until you get the check. Next thing you know, too many people are launching instances, storing data and utilizing your cloud account, and you have no control.

What the hell should I do???

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