Technical Blog

A collection of our historic blog articles. Over time, we hope that this becomes a useful resource or at least an interesting diversion.

  • March 7, 2021 |

    The Scenario Having used Teamcity and Octopus to deploy our AWS infrastructure and applications for the last few years we wanted to re evaluate the market.  This particular article focus on an issue we had with GitLab and passing subnets to a cloudformation script. The Challenge To date we have used called ansible playbooks from […] Read More

  • April 14, 2020 |

    Performance tuning NGINX and PHP-fpm is a black art. Every case is different and there is no strict right or wrong way to do it. This is a description of the steps we made in our specific set of circumstances. We expect there are many more improvements we can make. The Scenario We were recently […] Read More

  • December 30, 2017 | Uncategorized

    Earlier this year we started to use Ansible for windows and have had some success.  However until today one installation has eluded us, is an idempotent install of SQL 2016 Server. Read More

  • December 10, 2017 |

    This year I was fortunate enough to visit the AWS Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. I Last went in 2014 and thought it was a massive event then taking over most of the Venetian Hotel and Sands Expo Center. With over 43,000 delegates this year was huge with sessions in the Aria, MGM, Venetian and Mirage hotels. Read More

  • November 28, 2017 | Uncategorized

    ...running into a number of issues with security and eventually had to enable CredSSP in order to get round a number of security issues including the Double Hop Authentication issue. Read More

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