STIG, SCAP, AWS, Ansible, Oh My!

automation If you work for the government or are familiar with TLA (Three Letter Acronyms, i.e. FBI, CIA, WTF. etc.) then you know what this blog is about. If not, it is about automating your deployment to the cloud and knowing there is some level of security applied to the...

Organizing Ansible

automation What version of Ansible are we up to? 2.5?? Seems like just yesterday I started using Blocks for error handling. Even more recently, I decided to retrofit some of my roles with the new yum_repository module which allowed me to drop my repo file templates. The point...

Building on Shifting Sands

automation When we think of architecture in general, we think of a static plan for a structure. I mean, it’s as if we’re building a house and we need a plan. However, plans do not always take into account situations when fundamental assumptions have to change and...