Category Archives: Technology

Using Hashicorp Consul to Store Terraform State

Using Hashicorp Consul to Store Terraform State

Hashicorp’s Terraform product is very popular in describing your infrastructure as code. One thing that you need consider when using Terraform is where you’ll store your state files and how they’ll be locked so that two team members or build servers aren’t stepping on each other. State can be stored in Terraform Enterprise (TFE) or… Continue Reading

AWS IAM Indecision

AWS IAM Indecision

Identity and Access Management (IAM) can be a confusing topic for people that are new to Amazon Web Services. There are IAM Users that could be used for authentication or solutions considered part of the AWS Directory Services such as Microsoft AD, Simple AD, or AD Connector. If none of these sound appealing, there is… Continue Reading

AWS Directory Service – AD Connector

AWS Directory Service – AD Connector

Just because you’ve started moving workloads into the cloud, doesn’t mean you can forget about Microsoft Active Directory. Many customers simply stand up their own domain controllers on EC2 instances to provide domain services. But if you’re moving to AWS there are also some great services you can take advantage of, to provide similar functionality.… Continue Reading

AWS Directory Service – Simple AD

AWS Directory Service – Simple AD

Just because you’ve started moving workloads into the cloud, doesn’t mean you can forget about Microsoft Active Directory. Many customers simply stand up their own domain controllers on EC2 instances to provide domain services. But if you’re moving to AWS, there are also some great services you can take advantage of to provide similar functionality.… Continue Reading

AWS Directory Service – Microsoft AD

AWS Directory Service – Microsoft AD

Just because you’ve started moving workloads into the cloud, doesn’t mean you can forget about Microsoft Active Directory. Many customers simply stand up their own domain controllers on EC2 instances to provide domain services. But if you’re moving to AWS there are also some great services you can take advantage of, to provide similar functionality.… Continue Reading

Protect Your AWS Accounts with GuardDuty

Protect Your AWS Accounts with GuardDuty

Locking down an AWS environment isn’t really that if you know what threats you’re protecting against. You have services such as the Web Application Firewall, Security Groups, Network Access Control Lists, Bucket Policies and the list goes on. But many times you encounter threats from malicious attackers just trying to probe which vulnerabilities might exist… Continue Reading

Fill Your Skills Tank

Fill Your Skills Tank

Information Technology is a very difficult field to keep up with. Not only does computing power increase year after year, making the number of things we can do with computers increase, but drastic transformations always plague this industry. Complete paradigm shifts are a major part of our recent past such as mainframes, to client/server, to… Continue Reading