Red Tape and Federated Users

Background A client recently wanted to move several DevOps and scanning tools into the cloud, to which they were in the process of proving out and transitioning. We had a number of security scanning and static analysis tools, along with corresponding dashboards and a continuous integration server to orchestrate them. All of these tools were […]

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Backups – Getting data into Glacier

Backups Off site backups are an often talked about and rarely done well item for small to medium enterprises. This is usually due to the cost of an offsite facility storage, complexity of backup software, and operational costs. However, offsite backups are critical to keep an enterprise running if an unfortunate event happens to hit […]

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SecureCI 2013 Q4 Release

Introduction Quarter 4 for Coveros has been action packed for SecureCI™. We performed several major updates to our SecureCI™ version, bringing the software tools up to date, and making them more user and out-of-the-box friendly. For those unaware, SecureCI™ is an integrated stack of tools that provides version control, wiki, project/issue management, and code analysis […]

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Force Mounting Drives in Cloud Formation on Windows

I’ve been doing a lot of AWS, EC2, Cloud Formation, Chef, and Windows lately. In particular, we’re building a Continuous Delivery pipeline that launches groups of machines to build up application stacks. I have a situation where I need to build Microsoft SQL Server machines in the Amazon EC2 cloud environment. In particular, the operations […]

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Backup and Restore process of Amazon EC2 instance

Backup process of EC2 instance Make a backup snapshot using the AWS console (This is a manual process for taking one snapshot) This is a simple backup procedure for taking one snapshot and storing it in EBS (Elastic Block Store). A snapshot is a copy of a disk volume. A snapshot is not a complete […]

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Making Windows Server 2008 R2 Look And Feel Like Windows 7

Amazon EC2 supports creating Windows Server instances in the cloud; however, it does not currently support creating instances of the desktop versions of Windows, such as Windows 7.  Although using a server edition is acceptable for most uses of EC2, a desktop version of Windows may be preferable if end users will be interacting with […]

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Amazon RDS database instance set up

Detailed instructions for Amazon RDS database setup and configuration: First log on to your Amazon cloud with AWS account. Assuming you have AWS account. https://console.aws.amazon.com/ec2 Step 1: Launch new Instance After Login Select RDS from top left corner. Select Launch a DB Instance. Select the MySQL engine or any other engine that you need for your […]

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Running a free copy of SecureCI in the Amazon cloud

Coveros has been offering downloadable copies of our integrated SecureCI™ platform as a VMware™ virtual machine image for quite a while now. SecureCI is an integrated stack of tools that provides version control, wiki, project/issue management, and code analysis to enable the development of high quality, secure applications. For more information about the history of SecureCI, read Gene […]

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