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  1. Chaos Engineering Tests: Gremlin GameDay Lessons

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    Now more than ever, it’s important to stress test software. People rely heavily on these solutions for everything from company meetings to grocery delivery. The ability to keep up with turbulent conditions or increased demands is critical. Fortunately, there’s a way to test for stability before things break. It’s called chaos engineering, and it is […]

  2. Integrating cloudtamer.io and AWS Control Tower

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    I’m excited to announce our new integration with AWS Control Tower. We worked with the AWS Control Tower team to support the automatic enrollment of AWS accounts created by cloudtamer.io. This means you can take advantage of AWS Control Tower and cloudtamer.io, without duplicating efforts. AWS Control Tower 101 AWS Control Tower was first announced […]

  3. Why a Multi-Account Cloud Approach Is the Best Choice

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    We’ve long been an advocate of the multi-account cloud approach at cloudtamer.io. In this post, I’ll share the reasons why you’re much better off with more, rather than fewer, accounts. A Good Idea at the Beginning When companies started moving workloads from on-prem to cloud providers like AWS, Azure, and Google, many of them adopted […]

  4. How We Optimize Development Workflows for Quick Delivery

    6 MINUTE READ

    If you’ve worked as part of a software team (or even as an individual contributor on a project) you know that keeping issues organized and prioritized can be very challenging. Over the last 3 years of working on cloudtamer.io we’ve seen the project grow from a proof of concept running as a monolithic application, to a highly-available, […]

  5. Using the New AWS CalledVia Conditions

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    AWS CalledVia conditions for Identify and Access Management (IAM) are some of the new conditions AWS just released that are based on the various AWS services through which actions are taken. These powerful new conditions can make a big impact in furthering your organizational guardrails and enforcing policy via IAM. The aws:ViaAWSService condition is a […]

  6. Leveraging VPC Sharing to Achieve Cloud Governance

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    Governance at Scale and Networking The AWS governance at scale framework prescribes that every workload should have its own AWS account. Using an account as a security and compliance, identity and access management, and financial boundary is the recommended method for achieving a well-governed cloud. But adopting the full governance at scale architecture poses challenges […]

  7. Webhooks: Basics and Best Practices

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    As an engineering team lead at cloudtamer.io, I spend a lot of time thinking over the different use cases for potential integrations with our software. A webhook is one of the tools we use to integrate with different types of infrastructure. When it comes to governing resources in your cloud, cloudtamer.io can automate a lot […]

  8. What We Learned Moving to a Multi-Cloud Solution

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    Over the last couple years, we’ve received requests from customers to support other cloud providers. We started as primarily an AWS shop, so the task of learning a new cloud provider followed a path familiar to many companies going through a similar process: take what you know in your current cloud and find the equivalent […]

  9. Understanding and Supplementing AWS Financial Data

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    An Introduction to AWS Billing Like most cloud services, Amazon Web Services (AWS) bills monthly. However, unlike some other cloud providers (Azure, for example), AWS strictly enforces the monthly date boundaries for their billing cycles. As a result, when you receive an AWS bill for the month of August, that bill only includes usage from August […]