12 05, 2017

Battle of the PaaS. AWS vs Google Cloud Platform

By | 2018-03-22T22:14:46+00:00 May 12th, 2017|AWS, Cloud Management, GCP, Public Cloud|0 Comments

In the wake of Google's Next '17 event and the AWS San Francisco Summit 2017, I wanted to continue the AWS vs GCP comparison series.  In this part though, I wanted to focus on each public cloud [...]

25 04, 2017

AWS and GCP, Account vs Project Boundaries

By | 2018-03-22T22:50:58+00:00 April 25th, 2017|AWS, Cloud, Cloud Management, GCP, Public Cloud|0 Comments

  One of the most interesting differences between GCP and AWS is how each vendor recommends you isolate the blast radius of functional teams.  AWS will tell you that in all likelihood, you will need at [...]

4 04, 2017

New APIs expand the use for AWS Tags

By | 2018-03-22T23:08:04+00:00 April 4th, 2017|AWS, Cloud, Cloud Management|0 Comments

Amazon recently announced some new features around tagging permissions that make tags considerably more useful.  Although this just came out, I already see a few areas where we can simplify automation scripts. More importantly, since we [...]

23 02, 2017

DevOps Muscle for the Crossfit Games

By | 2018-03-22T23:18:31+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|AWS, Cloud, Cloud Management, Public Cloud|0 Comments

  As we approach the Crossfit games once again, I thought I'd share some detail on how Foghorn helped Crossfit update their DevOps processes for the 2016 games.  Crossfit has been growing rapidly, and had [...]

6 02, 2017

Terraform beats CloudFormation to the Punch with Inspector Support

By | 2018-03-22T23:33:54+00:00 February 6th, 2017|AWS, Cloud, Cloud Management, Public Cloud|0 Comments

Cloud Neutral DevOps HashiCorp makes some of our favorite DevOps tools.  Along with being feature rich, stable, and well designed, they are cloud neutral. This allows DevOps teams to become experts with a single tool [...]

26 01, 2017

Who’s Managing your Cloud?

By | 2018-03-22T23:30:42+00:00 January 26th, 2017|AWS, Azure, Cloud, Cloud Management, GCP, Public Cloud|0 Comments

After designing, building and managing hundreds of environments, sometimes we get a little too deep in the weeds with our blogs. So I thought I'd share this article, which gives a high level perspective on how [...]

24 01, 2017

Crunching HIPAA data just got cheaper

By | 2018-03-22T23:38:39+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Amazon Web Services, AWS, Cloud, Health Care, Public Cloud|0 Comments

With the recent AWS announcement, AWS customers can now leverage spot instances to crunch their HIPAA big data workloads.   This can help decrease the compute costs of these jobs by up to 90%, making EC2 a [...]

18 01, 2017

Pay AWS Less for your Dev and Test Workloads

By | 2018-03-22T23:41:05+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Amazon Web Services, AWS, Cloud, Cost Optimization, Public Cloud|0 Comments

24x7 environments are handy, but are they required for Dev and Test? I'm going to assume your development team is not leveraging development environments 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  That is to [...]