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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