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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 20 June, 2019 by Simon McCabe

Building an Ecosystem for Automation Success

Customer Experience and Streamlined Operations are at the heart of every progressive business. Competition is increasing, as is a customer’s expectation of their digital experience. Their judgement of your service capability is based on the efficiency with which they can interact, the knowledge and insights they can derive and the relevance and personalisation they experience.

So to deliver on all these customer expectations, and keep process efficiency in check, we see automation as playing a central role. And while its role is central, its execution almost always is not. So in this blog we’re going to attempt to demystify some of the elements of automation.