#NoDrama DevOps

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Cloud Pattern: Secure Inbox using S3 and KMS

With the Secure Inbox pattern, organization A can store and deliver objects of arbitrary size to partners while narrowly scoping what partner data its own teams and applications have access to. Organization B can receive work generated by partners reliably and securely while maintaining tight control over who has access to that data via KMS encryption key and bucket policy.

Debugging AccessDenied in AWS IAM

botocore.exceptions.ClientError: An error occurred (AccessDenied) when calling the PutObject operation: Access Denied Ugh... that looks like it could be the start of a two hour or two week long goose chase. Understanding why access was denied and implementing a secure...

Which career path to the Cloud?

Photo by Paula May I had an interesting conversation yesterday with someone looking for advice on how to add 'Cloud' to their career path. They have more than ten years experience architecting and delivering projects in enterprise IT along with a couple of 'simple'...

Site Operations Blessing

Photo by Brian Suh Here's a little blessing you can say for your teams and website responsible for operations this peak-filled holiday season: Thank you to all who have improved our system's capabilities and robustness for our customers. May our dashboards be green...

Review: The Unicorn Project

You can learn a lot from The Unicorn Project about the day-to-day leadership, management, and ‘manage-up’ skills to transform yourself, a team, or an organization using The Five Ideals.

Why is AWS IAM So Hard?

Why is AWS IAM so @!#^$!# hard?One of my favorite Directors of Cloud Platform AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a security tool that controls access what AWS API actions that Principals (roles, users) are allowed to perform on which AWS resources: an S3...

Thanksgiving with the Wardleys

White meat, dark meat, you just can't lose.Adam Sandler The traditional Thanksgiving feast can be an enjoyable gathering filled with sharing of stories, eating good food, and relaxation. But frequently it's not -- especially for the hosts. Today we'll explore strategy...

Changing organizations successfully

Organization and process changes are full of challenges. First, the existing structure and process is (probably) a 'stable state' that people are comfortable with and whose very position in 'the machine' reinforces. Even if no one likes the existing state. Second,...

About #NoDrama

Learn how to design, build, and operate systems in the Cloud one day and concept at a time.  A few times a week, Stephen Kuenzli will share his thoughts on building robust systems, architecting for and migrating to AWS, and using DevOps and engineering practices to manage complexity and deliver safely.

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