We believe in a common sense and low future maintenance approach. We leverage and build on top of giant shoulders like AWS. This results in a light-touch tech stack with lower maintenance down the road where everyone wins.

Over time we have written tools for infrastructure. These tools are open source and speed up delivery of infrastructure. The Bolts Toolbelt is a collection of some of the BoltOps tools packaged into a single installer.


Easy way to build and ship docker images to AWS ECS. Ufo is a tool that makes building and shipping Docker containers to AWS ECS super easy. At a basic level, ufo builds the docker container image, registers that image to ECS as a task definition, and then deploys that task definition to ECS by updating the service. Ufo provides a ufo ship command that deploys your code to ECS.


Lono is a CloudFormation framework tool that helps you build your CloudFormation templates and manage the entire CloudFormation stack lifecyle. It helps you craft the templates and takes you all the way to the final infrastructure provisioning step.


Multi-functional tool to manage AWS infrastructure. Sonic Screwdriver is a multi-functional tool to manage AWS infrastructure. It's a swiss army knife type of tool and has a variety of uses. Mainly it's focus is to automate mundane repetitive tasks into simple one line commands. With it you are able to debug environments and issues quickly.


Manage your AWS Elastic Beanstalk Jack environments easily. Jack is a tool to manage AWS Elastic Beanstalk environments. Jack is a wrapper tool around the aws eb cli3 tool. Jack allows you to create environments using the saved template configuration file generated by eb config save. Jack moves these generated config file to the jack/cfg folder of your project and manages the config files from there.

The bolts package installs executables in /opt/bolts/embedded/bin and symlinks the Bolts specific executables to your /usr/local/bin. Remember to add /usr/local/bin to your PATH. To add it to your PATH, you can add the following to your ~/.profile and start a new terminal.

export PATH=/usr/local/bin/:$PATH

Download Standalone Installer

Macosx Mac OS X
Architecture: Universal (32 and 64-bit)
SHA256: 5f172bbc9c9237b694c57bf737af48f79725fbe2be5309e7f8fc5fcd8f91a88e
You can download the dmg and go through the standard GUI installation process. You can also install bolts with homebrew:
# to install
brew cask install boltopslabs/software/bolts

# to upgrade
brew update
brew cask install boltopslabs/software/bolts

# to uninstall
brew cask uninstall boltopslabs/software/bolts
Redhat RedHat
Architecture: 64-bit
SHA256: b1c7b4d384dc26f4e721f64bc51feddb2f47129e9fba8d2f3f555508a6722ba3
Install instructions:
# to install
curl -o /etc/yum.repos.d/boltops.repo
yum install -y bolts

# to upgrade
yum makecache
yum update -y bolts

# to uninstall
yum remove -y bolts
Ubuntu Ubuntu
Architecture: 64-bit
SHA256: 3dcef9c9a7f2639e1f0ab8819d150ea0ee4685f9c1ccfed384e19ca8779182a2
Install instructions:
# to install
shasum -a 256 bolts_1.7.1+20180525081033-2_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i bolts_1.7.1+20180525081033-2_amd64.deb

# to uninstall
sudo dpkg -r bolts_1.7.1+20180525081033-2_amd64.deb

Additional Tools of the Trade

We are well versed in the tools of the trade.

Tech tools


  • AWS - CloudFormation, AutoScaling, RDS, KMS, we leverage as much AWS as possible.
  • Tooling - We write powerful tooling to accelerate the delivery of the infrastructure.
  • Continuous Integration - We use can use a variety of the CI providers depend on the needs: CodeBuild, CodePipeline, CodeClimate, Jenkins.
  • Chef - We run chef cookbooks or other configuration management frameworks depending on the needs.
  • Docker - We use Docker on top of ECS.