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October 1, 2019

Connecting with EC2 Instance Connect

This is the first entry in a series of three posts about accessing your EC2 instances by Arjen Schwarz, AWS APN Ambassador and Lead Platform Engineer at DigIO*. In a world where everyone talks about…
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BlogCloud Security
August 22, 2019

AWS Lake Formation

Post by CMD Principal Consultant Michael Ransley. AWS continues to raise the bar across a whole lot of technology segments and in AWS Lake Formation they have created a one-stop shop for the creation of…
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BlogDevOps
August 14, 2019

Simplifying Snowflake access to S3

CMD Solutions' Todd Hunter describes a simplified process for configuring secure access between two different components. Problem statement The documentation provided by Snowflake to enable external stage creation and authentication with AWS requires going back…
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August 4, 2019

Solving the problem of virtual desktop sprawl

By looking to next-gen virtual desktop technologies, such as Amazon Workspaces, and using automation practices, organisations can make savings and gain efficiencies.
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August 4, 2019

Deep Lens: Recognising 1,780 faces in seven days

For the AWS Summit Sydney 2019 the CMD Solutions team developed a Deep Lens showcase using Amazon Rekognition to predict age range and gender. How well did it work, and what did we learn?
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July 27, 2019

gVisor on ECS

Google’s gVisor exists to provide a true sandbox for your Docker containers. It replaces runc, the default Docker runtime which recently had a serious vulnerability
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BlogEnd User ComputingFeatured
July 2, 2019

Rising to the end user computing challenge with AWS EUC services

Flexible, scalable and efficient technologies are in demand, as they reflect modern business practice, and the EUC domain is no exception, CMD Solutions’ Asim Rasheed writes. Technology is a key platform underpinning how efficiently an…
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November 24, 2018

Failure Is Not An Option (It’s a Core Feature!)

Many DevOps best practices are counter-intuitive in some way. It’s my belief that failure is actually a feature. That is, it’s not enough just to recover well from failure if it happens, but rather “failure” is necessary to succeed,…
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November 22, 2018

Secrets management in AWS with SM Parameter Store & KMS

Securely storing and retrieving secrets should be considered a core service in any environment. Secret management should be implemented early alongside other core services such as authentication and network controls.
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November 10, 2018

Driving cloud value

In recent years the options for cloud services has expanded rapidly, with everything from bare metal to serverless computing available on demand. Using a “lift-and-shift” approach to cloud migration has resulted in a positive experience…
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