Blockchain Technology – Disrupt everything
Blockchain Technology – Disrupt everything I hate the word “disrupt.” It drives the implication that an entire industry is capable of being interrupted or completely tossed on its head. Instead I substitute that word — I prefer to think of it as an evolution. Netflix didn’t disrupt watching movies and tv, they evolved that experience […]
Eye of Horus
Hackathon theme and rules This hackathon was the third iteration of Cloudreach’s .create() hackathon. We were tasked with creating a GCP chatbot that could answer technical questions posed to it by the user. The questions were then to be run against public GCP BigQuery datasets to search for answers. Our team was composed of Carlos […]
Managing consistent deployment environments
Introduction At its core, DevOps is about resolving the tension between rapid development and ensuring stability in production. Developers and product teams want to get the latest features out into production as quickly as possible to ensure that their applications are providing the experience that their users want, and that their competitors don’t yet have. […]
AWS KMS Envelope Encryption
Today the Cloudreach blog covers a topic that is hot, hot, hot given the continuing security breaches, challenges and discussions around the globe. Specifically, we’re going to talk about encryption in AWS and how to make AWS Key Management Service (KMS) secure for your needs. The functionality that KMS provides is great, and with a […]
.create() a Cloudreach Hackathon
Why we started a hackathon It’s important to keep your mind at work by solving problems and learning new things.
Sceptre: a tool for driving AWS CloudFormation
Sceptre is a tool for driving AWS CloudFormation, which has recently been open-sourced by Cloudreach. The project and source code can be found on GitHub.
Get started with OpsWorks for Chef Automate
In November, AWS hosted its big annual event, re:Invent, where lots of new features were released. The full list of product announcements can be found here. One of them, OpsWorks for Chef Automate, allows you to launch a Chef Automate server fully managed by AWS.
Storage Appliances in the Cloud
AWS announced Elastic File System (EFS) as General Availability earlier this year, meaning we are a little closer to finally having a managed file storage service within AWS. However, its release is limited to a handful of regions and a limited set of features.