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  • Sonobuoy – a Simple, multi-protocol echo proxy

    A few customers that use AWS App Mesh want a way to ensure that the Virtual Gateway is properly routing, not just up and available. The envoy for the Virtual Gateway provides a health check, but requires in-depth knowledge and observability to determine whether the proxy is successfully routing traffic. Instead, create a simple route […]

  • Match Containers to Host Processes

    Match Containers to Host Processes

    During my presentation Securing Container Workloads on AWS Fargate, I built a demo environment where I could build and run various containers and show the effect they had on the host. While my demo went well, a key piece of feedback is that customers liked how I presented the demo environment by having containers and their […]

  • Securing Container Workloads on AWS Fargate

    Securing Container Workloads on AWS Fargate

    When containers first became mainstream (think PyCon 2013 with Solomon Hykes on stage), everyone thought it had potential and began to test running containers on their own, but almost no one set out to put containers in production that day. They wanted to see it battle-tested…which has happened over time. Containers have matured from an emerging technology to production-ready where it’s generally considered […]

  • What’s Your Exit Strategy?

    What’s Your Exit Strategy?

    Why are we afraid of “lock in”? Typically we hear the term and automatically assume it’s bad. It certainly can be, but doesn’t mean that every situation you’re in is a bad one. On February 8, 2019, I gave an Ignite talk regarding Exit Strategies and “lock in” at DevOpsDays Charlotte. We broke down “lock in” and the […]

  • Automatically Deploy Hugo Blog to Amazon S3

    Automatically Deploy Hugo Blog to Amazon S3

    I had grand aspirations of maintaining a personal blog on a weekly basis, but sometimes that isn’t always possible. I’ve been using my iPad and Working Copy to write posts, but had to use my regular computer to build and publish. CI/CD pipelines help, but I couldn’t find the right security and cost optimizations for my use […]