Sunday, July 11, 2021

Video: How We use Terraform to Deploy Container-Driven Builders in Azure DevOps

This blog series focuses on presenting complex DevOps projects as simple and approachable via plain language and lots of pictures. You can do it!

Hey all! 

I have written lots of blogs (43 and counting!) under the heading “Let’s Do DevOps,” or simple, picture and code-heavy descriptions of how to succeed at many different modern DevOps tasks and architectures. 

In this video I give a talk to an internal company audience about how we have replaced our internal-facing CI/CD static ec2 builders with container-driven pools that are replaced after every job. 

These containers are rebuild from source nightly, and stored in one container registry location in one account, and a single secret in the Secrets Manager service in a single account stores the registration secret used by builders to register and start receiving jobs when they come up. 

There are tons of security and operational benefits with this model, and I hope you enjoy this discussion and overview of them. 

Thanks all. Good luck out there!