08 Feb 2018

Enterprise Reduces AWS VPC Creation from Days to Minutes

by Flux7 Labs / February 08, 2018 / DevOps, AWS Case Studies, Amazon VPC 0

Enterprise Reduces AWS VPC Creation from Days to Minutes

Today we’d like to share the story of how the DevOps team at Flux7 worked with a Fortune enterprise customer to help them automate their AWS VPC creation, which reduced several days of manual, repetitive tasks into a simple user interface, concluding with a single click. Saving this firm days of manpower has meant that these resources can now be used for more strategic, business-impacting activities. Read on as we share a business view into this AWS case study.

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06 Feb 2018

AWS Case Study: Use the New AWS Systems Manager to Manage AWS

by Flux7 Labs / February 06, 2018 / EC2 Systems Manager 0

AWS Case Study: Use the New AWS Systems Manager to Manage AWS

Earlier we shared our analysis of the new AWS Systems Manager as a stand-alone service to manage AWS. If you missed that story, you can find ourwalk through of the announcement here. As promised, in today’s blog we will illustrate how the new features of AWS Systems Manager can benefit existing SSM users. While Flux7’s DevOps consulting teams are heavy users of SSM, we’d like to call out two enterprise AWS case study stories for you today that effectively illustrate how the new AWS Systems Manager can streamline and improve operations and compliance for SSM users moving forward.

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05 Feb 2018

Flux7 DevOps Blog: What Topics and Content are Most Important to You?

by Flux7 Labs / February 05, 2018 / Company News and Events 0

Flux7 DevOps Blog: What topics and content are most important to you?

In a constantly-changing industry, standing still is not an option -- for your business or your career. And the same is true for the Flux7 DevOps blog where we aim to provide you with valuable content that propels you forward, building your personal knowledge and transforming your business.

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02 Feb 2018

Flux7, Hashicorp Engineer Present Consul Infrastructure Recipes

by Flux7 Labs / February 02, 2018 / Company News and Events, HashiCorp 0

Flux7, Hashicorp Engineer Present Consul Infrastructure Recipes

Join us Wednesday, February 7th in Austin, TX as Flux7 hosts a dynamic discussion with Consul HashiCorp Engineer Preetha Appan, who will share how Consul can solve several specific infrastructure and distributed systems problems.

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01 Feb 2018

Effectively Manage AWS with the New AWS Systems Manager

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As heavy users of Amazon’s EC2 Systems Manager (often referred to as SSM), to manage AWS environments, we were very interested in the recent announcement of AWS Systems Manager as a stand-alone service. Given the management tool’s prolific use across AWS accounts, we thought we’d walk you through the announcement, clarifying some of the confusion around AWS’s nomenclature, and in a second, follow-up blog, illustrate how its new features can benefit SSM users.

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30 Jan 2018

Security in AWS: Flux7’s Take on the New Amazon GuardDuty

Security in AWS: Flux7’s Take on the New Amazon GuardDuty

At re:Invent just a few weeks ago, AWS announced Amazon GuardDuty, to enable secure monitoring. At the time, we lauded the announcement for its ability to grow security in AWS with a more holistic view of security in the cloud. In the past few weeks, we’ve fielded inquiries from several customers asking about the service, its features, and potential fit for their organization. Knowing that their questions may be indicative of a wider interest in the new managed service that monitors and detects malicious or unauthorized behavior across an organization’s AWS infrastructure, we are sharing today our analysis of Amazon GuardDuty.

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25 Jan 2018

CodePipeline Pipeline Execution History and DevOps Metrics

AWS CodePipeline Pipeline Execution History and DevOps Metrics

Building a continuous integration and continuous delivery pipeline is a goal of many enterprises as they look to increase their agility and speed time to market. More to the point, as part of a healthy DevOps environment, CI/CD pipelines deliver business value through automation that grows developer output and strategic contributions. For AWS-based DevOps environments, many enterprises look to AWS CodePipeline to help facilitate their CI/CD as it integrates easily with other AWS services -- and a broad set of ecosystem tools -- and provides a consistent set of quality checks for code.

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23 Jan 2018

"I Work Remotely": A Day in the Life of a Flux7 Employee

by Flux7 Labs / January 23, 2018 / Company News and Events 0

Working Remotely: the Flux7 Philosophy

Flux7 was founded in 2013 by Aater Suleman and Ali Hussain with the intent of creating a workplace that everyone enjoys coming to and being a part of. As such, they have focused on building our culture and firmly believe that it is critical to our success. While a company is so much more than its benefits or time-off policy, today we are taking a deeper dive into the Flux7 culture and what it really means to be a Flux7 employee. To take us on that journey, we interviewed several employees and have shared their combined thoughts here:

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18 Jan 2018

Ensure 2017 Retail Gains: AWS Best Practices for eCommerce Insurance

by Flux7 Labs / January 18, 2018 / DevOps, Security, Scalability 0

AWS Best Practices: eCommerce Insurance

According to eMarketer, ecommerce in 2017 increased 23%, continuing to surpass traditional retail growth rates; total retail sales -- including ecommerce gains -- were 5.8% in 2017. Yet, as we look into a competitive retail landscape for 2018, and begin to field calls from retailers looking to parlay 2017 gains into 2018 advantages, one discussion point is often around what role AWS best practices can play in ecommerce insurance. That is, through the process of digital transformation, building in consistency and availability for retail customers regardless of the channel they choose.

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16 Jan 2018

AWS Configuration Management with AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate

AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate, Automated Configuration Management

As the New Year rings in, we’ve been hearing more from companies whose resolutions focus on deepening automation to further streamline their AWS configuration management efforts. One way that organizations are achieving this goal is through the use of AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate. So, to get you started toward this goal, we have collected for your today a few resources and ideas of how to start 2018 with a more automated configuration management process.

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