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  1. Webhooks: Basics and Best Practices

    5 MINUTE READ

    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 […]

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

    4 MINUTE READ

    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 […]

  3. Understanding and Supplementing AWS Financial Data

    4 MINUTE READ

    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 […]

  4. Automate Infrastructure with CloudFormation and Webhooks

    5 MINUTE READ

    Cost savings, improved reliability and testability, faster updates: these are just a few of the benefits when you automate infrastructure creation. CloudFormation templates and Webhooks are two paths to automation. CloudFormation templates are ideal if you are getting started in a new effort and need to take a greenfield approach. (See our earlier post for […]

  5. How to Perform a Rolling Deployment on AWS

    3 MINUTE READ

    We’ve gone through a few iterations of our rolling deployment strategy for the cloudtamer.io application, starting with Kubernetes and Kubernetes Operations (KOPS). We recently switched to a cloud-native approach and CloudFormation templates to allow us to deploy our software reliably in all AWS regions and in most VPCs. In this article, I’ll give you a […]

  6. Using AWS Permissions Boundaries to Scale Safely

    4 MINUTE READ

    As your organization grows and you look to move additional workloads to the cloud, you’ll probably need to empower more individuals to configure permissions without having to submit a ticket every time. The challenge is to do this properly to prevent those you delegate from misusing this powerful ability. This is where the AWS permissions […]

  7. Three Things We Learned Building cloudtamer.io

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    The need for cloudtamer.io was identified from our experiences helping multiple National Security customers deploy accreditable, scalable, and governable systems hosted by commercial cloud service providers (CSPs) like AWS and Microsoft Azure. When we looked around for existing solutions, or even groups of solutions, we couldn’t find an off-the-shelf capability which addressed all of our […]