Solution: Image Builder Automation
Implementing automation to create hardened AMIs will minimize your risk exposure, reduce time to market, and improve application reliability by embedding security best practices as an early step of your software development life cycle, thus leading to better customer satisfaction.
Stratus10's Image Builder Automation solution is an automated way to build and maintain AWS EC2 AMIs that can fit into existing and new pipelines, and it is useful for iterating and keeping track of changes. The solution creates bespoke AMI's based on your specific needs. All changes and configurations are maintained as code and driven via AWS CodePipeline and EC2 Image Builder.
The solution is useful for security updates, integration with software deployment, and is compatible with any Operating System that supports the AWS Systems Manager agent. The solution is fully customizable and auditable as it automatically writes logs to CloudWatch Log Groups and S3 artifacts. The solution is quickly deployed and customized via CloudFormation templates.
- Requirements Gathering
Stratus10 works with your team to identify and understand the current image building process and implementation requirements.
- Security Considerations
Stratus10 works with your security team to identify application security and compliance requirements.
- Proof of Concept
Stratus10 will build a Proof of Concept (PoC) to ensure the implemented solution works as expected and can integrate into your current deployment and build process.
- Deployment in your environment
Stratus10 will work with your team to deploy the solution in your environment and incorporate it into your deployment process.
- Documentation and Training
Stratus10 will provide detailed documentation on the solution customized for your deployment use case and work with your team to ensure they understand how to maintain the solution moving forward.
Business Process Understanding
Align the right stakeholders to explain the current image building and application deployment process.
AWS Account Access
Provide Stratus10 personnel with appropriate temporary access to your AWS accounts to implement the solution.
Security Policies and Compliance Requirements
Provide Stratus10 with access to internal security policies and compliance requirements for AMIs.
- Customized Solution Architecture Diagram(s)
- Solution Runbook with detailed implementation and maintenance instructions
- All source code, scripts, templates, and technical artifacts developed for your solution
- Training session(s) to review the solution and make sure your team understands the implementation