Toyota Canada

Streamlined Service deployment with AWS CloudFormation and GitLab

About Toyota Canada

Founded in 1917, The Canadian Press is Canada's independent news agency. More than 180 journalists provide real-time, bilingual multimedia stories across a diverse number of platforms.

The Challenge

Moving from another platform and having tight deadlines meant Toyota needed a solution which allowed them to get up and running quickly, had the flexibility to grow over time, and also maintain control over changes.

The Solution

Curious Orbit worked with Toyota Canada to translate their current deployment into several small, easy to maintain CloudFormation templates which meant we could quickly deploy infrastructure and services across several AWS accounts and different environments.

The Deployment

By using GitLab and AWS CloudFormation, we were able to deploy a solution which removes much of the manual configuration of AWS services while maintaining change control. By introducing automation, the customer can quickly make changes to the environment while still ensuring they validate changes before deploying.

The Benefits

Streamlined Deployments

By leveraging CI in GitLab we were able to deploy CloudFormation templates as soon as commits occurred.

Separation of Duties

All deployments use CloudFormation Change Sets which allow for separation of duty.

No Manual Pushes

CloudFormation combined with GitLab meant we were able to remove much of the manual configuration of AWS services.

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