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Complexity in Infrastructure as Code

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As a high level concept Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is a well established practice that is helping to improve the consistency and quality of infrastructure deployments. However IaC, just like all other code, can be overly complex, use poor conventions, and can build tech debt.…

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Introducing blue-green deployment for Hippo CMS

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As a growing company, we have decided to switch from externally managed CMS solution towards our own internally managed one. In this article, we will take you through our short journey of providing zero-downtime releases for our CMS in the world, where mainten…

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Deploying AWS Elastic Beanstalk applications with Terraform

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To facilitate our migration from EC2/Chef environments to Docker/ElasticBeanstalk, we wanted to automate provisioning of an AWS Elastic Beanstalk (EB) environment and reuse it to build other environments. This article discussed how we achieved this infrastruct…

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Migrating to Elastic Beanstalk and Docker

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Some time ago we migrated all our services to AWS. This had many benefits, but we were still using the same deployment processes as before. As the number of services grew and our deployment process became more expensive, we decided to explore other options pro…