Andrew Jennings

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When not to use containers – configuration options

On a recent client project we were implementing Single Sign On using Ping and an LDAP server. An LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) server is used to find details about a user by using a standard hierarchy structure of root-country-organization-organizational units-individuals. The client decided on an open source ldap server which was very easy to setup and configure. We always recommend containers as containers on fargate are automatically replaced if they go down. One of [...]

When not to use containers – configuration options 2019-02-15T09:24:24+00:00

The path to your very own devops team

PolarSeven understands that most of our customers will eventually outgrow us. We are okay with that. With only 10% of the all the servers running on the cloud there is still a lot more work to do to bring everyone into the world we want to create. Most customers who are growing will start to want to bring on devops engineers once they have between 4 and 20 developers. The graph below shows the effort [...]

The path to your very own devops team 2019-01-31T07:50:41+00:00

Congratulations to Jesus Rodriquez APN Ambassador

PolarSeven is an Advanced Partner of AWS and our work in running the AWS Meetup in Sydney and providing speakers at AWS events has led AWS to recognize one of our PolarSeven engineers. Jesus Rodriguez was recently selected by AWS as an APN ambassador. APN Ambassadors are technical experts who are passionate about contributing their technical knowledge to the community. As an ambassador Jesus will be publishing insights and learnings about how to run your [...]

Congratulations to Jesus Rodriquez APN Ambassador 2019-01-23T11:28:17+00:00

ALB’s before Containers or Containers before ALB’s

Application Load Balancers (ALB's) aim to move much of the functionality currently offered by web servers like apache and nginx into the cloud. This means certificates, http to https redirects, management of dynamic containers and having different pages of your web application handled by different applications or lambdas are all handled by ALB’s. Moving to containers brings predictability that works in development will also work in production. Containers stop you wasting money on large servers [...]

ALB’s before Containers or Containers before ALB’s 2019-02-03T21:17:36+00:00