• Move fast and avoid surprises – Shift-left on cloud security with Policy-as-Code

    Move fast and avoid surprises – Shift-left on cloud security with Policy-as-Code

    Security issues can be fatal. Compromises can lead to sensitive information getting into the hands of malicious actors. For companies, it could lead to substantial damage to trust and reputation. In the series “Move fast and avoid surprises” I’m elaborating on topics and concepts I’ve learned that have had major impact in real-life situations. In the…

  • Move fast and avoid surprises – Be Well-Architected

    Move fast and avoid surprises – Be Well-Architected

    In the series “Move fast and avoid surprises” I’m elaborating on topics and concepts I’ve learned that have had major impact in real-life situations. In the modern software industry, being fast is not sufficient on it’s own, if you get caught up in problems by breaking things along the way. I rather prefer to avoid surprises. To be able to make…

  • AWS re:Invent guide – My approach for a successful experience

    AWS re:Invent guide – My approach for a successful experience

    The AWS re:Invent learning conference is the highlight of the year for many cloud professionals. But how can you make sure to avoid disappointments and get the most of out the experience? Based on my previous trips in 2017, 2018 and 2022 I will share my approach with you.

  • Adopt Open ID Connect (OIDC) in Terraform for secure multi-account  CI/CD to AWS

    Adopt Open ID Connect (OIDC) in Terraform for secure multi-account CI/CD to AWS

    In this post we will explore how we can increase our security posture by leveraging Open ID Connect (OIDC) as authentication mechanism in CI/CD pipelines for deploying Terraform based infrastructure to Amazon Web Services (AWS). The first design principle of the Security Pillar of the AWS Well-Architected Framework sounds as follows:“Implement a strong identity foundation:…

  • Achievement unlocked: AWS Black Belt Pilot – Containers

    Achievement unlocked: AWS Black Belt Pilot – Containers

    In my position as Principal Cloud Architect in Sopra Steria, I am fortunate to be involved in exciting projects where I get the opportunity to continuously expand my knowledge and expertise. Sopra Steria is an AWS Partner and recently I have been working on a project where Amazon Web Services invited a group of architects…

  • Deploying WordPress on ECS with AWS Copilot

    Deploying WordPress on ECS with AWS Copilot

    When I decided to start a blog I naturally went through a lot of thoughts regarding how to solve my desired outcome. My main goal is to share knowledge and things I’ve learned which might be useful for others, but also to learn something new for myself during the process. I quickly decided that I…

  • Hello world!

    Citizens celebrate, my blog is up and running. Stay tuned for personal reflections, experiences, cloud technology and Amazon Web Services.