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Posted on 28 August, 2019 by Jeremy Ford

AWS CloudFormation Script for Automated ECS Instance Update to Latest AMI

To enhance general security it’s vital to keep virtual machines patched and always running the latest version of required software. But how do you know when an update is available or should be done? And following figuring that out - there is the process of determining the best way to roll the update out.

This AWS CloudFormation template helps you deploy an inline Lambda function that can be used to automatically update ECS Cluster EC2 Instances to the latest AMI as soon as they become available.

Posted on 18 October, 2018 by Jeremy Ford

Four Key Elements for Innovation-Ready Tech

Many businesses and government organisations now have innovation hubs to come up with the next big idea, software solution or product. But what’s the next step after you’ve come up with your idea? How long will it take to make it a reality? In this blog we will explore four key elements that will get you on the front foot and ensure your technology environment is ‘innovation ready’.

Posted on 19 September, 2014 by Jeremy Ford

Integrating with a Central Authentication Service

We recently worked on a project where right from the start we knew that we’d be hosting a multitude of public facing applications, providing both web interfaces and RESTful services. The nature of the information passing through these services dictated the need for a consistent approach to authentication that would be applicable to both application users and server-to-server communication.

In this blog I will talk about our integration of a Central Authentication Service (CAS) and some key experiences from the project.