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

AWS User Group #01 – Thanks for coming + Slidedeck!

Hi all, A big thank you to everyone who came along to the first AWS User Group of the year. Guest speakers Dario Nascimento from the CBA & Peter Whitfield, the CTO of Cashwerkz filled the room, talking about experiences on their respective Serverless projects. As there was standing room only on Wednesday night we will be hosting the rest of the User Group's this year at the AWS offices at Level 37, 2 Park [...]

AWS User Group #01 – Thanks for coming + Slidedeck! 2019-02-12T21:22:23+00:00

AWS User Group #01 – 6th February 2019

Hi Everyone! Now we've settled into 2019, we are recommencing our monthly catchup where we talk all things AWS. Please note contrary to the previous email, this months meetup will still be held at Blue Chilli, 125 York St, Sydney NSW 2000. We will be hearing from 2 speakers in the community who will be demonstrating there experiences and outcomes of replacing traditional AWS architectures with new serverless technology. Check out the meetup page to find out [...]

AWS User Group #01 – 6th February 2019 2019-02-01T02:29:41+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

Why go Serverless

Applications are traditionally deployed on servers, the time spent managing those servers is time you could have spent on building new business features and improving the quality of your applications. Building new features and improving the quality of your application is the way you make more revenue. Before the cloud age developers had servers available to run their workloads, the process of obtaining new hardware can take months. A huge amount of time and money [...]

Why go Serverless 2019-01-31T04:00:00+00:00

Extending corporate and government software services – Workspaces Backed By SimpleAD

Here at PolarSeven we have worked with various corporate and government customers to get services that once ran on desktops into the AWS Cloud so more internal and external workers can utilize the services. The technology we use to accomplish the task is AWS Workspaces. Where applications and databases already reside in the AWS Cloud, working with the corporate IT to establish connectivity to access such services can be time consuming and sometimes are strictly [...]

Extending corporate and government software services – Workspaces Backed By SimpleAD 2019-01-25T05:16:48+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

How to manage devops requirements

DevOps is a software engineering culture and practice that aims at unifying software development (Dev) and software operation (Ops). The main characteristic of the DevOps movement is to strongly advocate automation and monitoring at all steps of software construction, from integration, testing, releasing to deployment and infrastructure management. DevOps aims at shorter development cycles, increased deployment frequency, more dependable releases, in close alignment with business objectives. When we started PolarSeven in 2013 customers were looking [...]

How to manage devops requirements 2019-01-14T02:38:07+00:00

Container Security

Security is a major area of focus here at PolarSeven, we aim to enable and automate security patterns crucial to the success of applications deployment. Since Docker has matured, the need to secure Dockerized workloads has increased. Both free and commercial tools are available for helping to harden your Docker stack. Clair is an open source project for the static analysis of vulnerabilities in application containers images. Clair performs static analysis of container images and [...]

Container Security 2018-12-19T01:00:05+00:00
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