Cloud Configuration

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Gain greater Consistency, Repeatability and Agility with Automated Resource Provisioning and Management

One of the hallmarks of successful IT — whether driven by DevOps, Lean, or Agile — is automation that reduces manual work and creates consistency and repeatability that fosters securer systems and frees staff to work on strategic, business-impacting projects.

 

Yet, as the business depends more on IT functions to remain competitive in a digital world, there is ever-increasing pressure on development and operations teams to deliver more, faster. Jumpstart a change toward agility by streamlining provisioning and management of infrastructure and software assets with the automation of cloud configuration activities.

 

Flux7 Agile DevOps helps teams automate infrastructure and cloud configuration management to deliver greater system confidence, less risk and more time for your team.

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AWS CloudFormation | Flux7

AWS CloudFormation

Provides a common language to describe and provision all infrastructure resources in your cloud environment. Allows you to use a simple text file to model and provision, in a secure manner, all the resources needed for your applications across all regions and accounts. Flux7 is an AWS CloudFormation Partner.

Terraform | Flux7

HashiCorp Terraform

HashiCorp Terraform enables you to safely and predictably create, change, and improve infrastructure. It is an open source tool that codifies APIs into declarative configuration files that can be shared amongst team members, treated as code, edited, reviewed, and versioned.

azure resource manager

Azure Resource Manager

Azure Resource Manager enables you to repeatedly deploy your app and have confidence your resources are deployed in a consistent state. You define the infrastructure and dependencies for your app in a single declarative template.

Google Cloud Deployment Manager

Google Cloud Deployment Manager

Google Cloud Deployment Manager allows you to specify all the resources needed for your application in a declarative format using yaml.  Treat your configuration as code and perform repeatable deployments.

CloudFormation Tutorial

LinkedIn Learning

If you’re going all-in on AWS, CloudFormation is your configuration tool of choice. Join over 8,000 viewers and watch our CloudConfiguration tutorial on LinkedIn Learning.  In this tutorial, instructed by Flux7 CEO and Co-Founder, Dr. Aater Suleman, you’ll learn:

•  Infrastructure as code

•  CloudFormation architecture

•  Templates

•  Deploying S3 buckets and EC2 web servers

•  Debugging

•  Advanced topics

Configuration Orchestration

Provision Infrastructure as Code (IaC) by automating the configuration of infrastructure delivery. Infrastructure as code tools like HashiCorp Terraform and AWS CloudFormation replace manual processes to automate the configuration of devices and systems.

Configuration Management

Streamline provisioning of software required by applications, thereby helping with the delivery of server configuration components. Configuration management tools like Ansible, Chef, Kubernetes and AWS ECS streamline delivery of confirmation management.

Configuration Drift

Configuration drift can happen, even in the most consistently configured shops. Constantly monitor your environment with tools like AWS Config to ensure configurations stay in a known, good, compliant state.

Increase Consistency and Repeatability, Decrease Management

At Flux7, we believe in treating systems like cattle, not pets. Immutable infrastructure built with Security by Design principles and IT automation enables customers to quickly, consistently and repeatably provision assets that meet corporate operational, security and regulatory standards. When every asset is built to the same standards, operational overhead rapidly decreases as your team’s ability to remove an asset from the environment and spin up a replacement becomes remarkably easy.


Reduce Manual Work and Better Manage Talent Resources

Flux7 customers address the skills shortage by using automation to better manage their talent resources, redirecting their work from manual tasks, systems management and fire fighting activities to more strategic projects that directly contribute to business goals. In this way, customers also reduce operational costs while gaining security by reducing the chance of human error.


Increase Security and Compliance, Reduce Risk

Gain system confidence by ensuring that system configurations are always in a known, good state. When you start with a consistent, compliant build, it’s much easier to identify configuration drift. Using tools like AWS Config, Flux7 helps enterprises actively monitor for and alert to configurations that drift out of compliance, allowing you to quickly remediate configuration drift and return to a secure, compliant state.


Together, configuration orchestration, management and monitoring for drift give enterprises an immense potential competitive advantage by allowing them to increase the reliability of their systems while optimizing talent for projects that meet business goals like enhancing the customer experience, generating revenue, or finding new lines of business.

In addition, configuration automation can be combined with other Agile DevOps elements, like continuous integration and delivery. When infrastructure as code is defined with tools like AWS CloudFormation and HashiCorp Terraform, and when server configuration is defined as code with tools like Ansible, enterprises can build CI/CD of code, server configuration, and infrastructure, further amplifying these benefits. 

Cloud Configuration Resources

Infrastructure Provisioning Update: Terraform and CloudFormation

Over the past few months, the DevOps team here at Flux7 has noticed a growing trend among our projects. An increasing number of client assessments result in the use of Terraform by HashiCorp in support of DevOps automation and more specifically, infrastructure as code (IaC). We thought we’d devote today’s blog to why we are becoming heavier Terraform users and its benefits. And, we’ll also share the situations in which we recommend its use to clients, as well as situations where we might recommend the use of both AWS CloudFormation and Terraform.  Read more…

Flux7 Deploys DevOps-Based Microservices in Support of Next Generation Pharmacology Engine

Our customer was looking to proactively build a next-generation platform to support the evolution of its pharmacology engine. To achieve the competitive advantage they sought from its new platform, it needed to be stable, support a high level of availability, and facilitate a higher level of development productivity. The IT team also wanted to use automation to drive higher deployment frequency, with an ultimate goal to automate the configuration, deployment, and auto-scaling of services.  Flux7 recommended a DevOps, AWS-based microservices architecture.