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Updates to VPC-in-a-Box

In case you aren’t familiar with the offering, VPC-in-a-Box is Foghorn’s best practice VPC design for Amazon Web Services; customized for client workloads, and delivered as re-usable, versionable code.  We’ve been delivering and iterating this service since 2014, and have

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Elegant CI/CD with ECS

As the industry moves toward containers as a deployment artifact, we need to modify our deployment pipelines. One of our clients, Blast Motion, is a great example of how this can be accomplished. Prior to containers, Blast leveraged AWS Elastic

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App Design drives easy CI / CD options

At Foghorn, we’ve helped design and develop highly complex DevOps solutions for customers. But sometimes, a simple workflow works very well. This was the approach we took with ClearFactr.  ClearFactr is a cloud native alternative to excel, specifically design for

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New APIs expand the use for AWS Tags

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 can limit access to tags

Posted in AWS, Cloud, Cloud Management

HIPAA on AWS the Easy Way

Many of our customers are running workloads that are subject to HIPAA regulations.  Running these on AWS is definitely doable, but there are some catches.  Foghorn has made it super easy for our customers to run HIPAA compliant workloads on

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Take our DevOps Code… Please!

At Foghorn, we’ve been writing modular DevOps code for many years.  Over time, we have developed a set of modules that represent about 80% of our customers needs, and leveraged those modules to accelerate the timeline of DevOps projects.  This

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DevOps Muscle for the Crossfit Games

  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 challenges in 2015 scaling their

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Business Risk? Or Assurance

With the announcement that Snapchat has gone ‘all in’ on Google Cloud Platform, Snap has incorporated this plan into their financial filings as an additional ‘business risk’. “Any disruption of or interference with our use of the Google Cloud operation would

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Terraform beats CloudFormation to the Punch with Inspector Support

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 without having to get locked

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Who’s Managing your Cloud?

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 companies benefit from working with

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