AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

Category: DevOps

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How to Break Down Silos and Build Faster with Cloudcraft by Datadog

With increasing cloud innovation, distributed teams need visibility into their deployed cloud resources, dependencies, and budgets when architecting new applications or reconfiguring existing solutions. Cloudcraft by Datadog helps companies achieve this cross-team alignment and enables teams to visualize and document architectures, analyze costs, run compliance audits through shareable diagrams, and automate diagram updates as infrastructure evolves.

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How to Enable Secure Self-Service Amazon EKS Cluster Provisioning with ArgoCD, Kyverno, and Nirmata Policy Manager

Containers are a leading method for packaging applications, with Kubernetes emerging as the top orchestration solution. You can enable secure and efficient self-service cluster provisioning on Amazon EKS using open-source tools like AWS Controllers for Kubernetes (ACK), Kyverno, and ArgoCD. This post demonstrates how enterprises can leverage these tools along with Nirmata’s Policy Manager to streamline EKS cluster management, apply security policies, and ensure compliance in a Kubernetes environment.

LenelS2, a Carrier Company, Migrates Desktop Software to SaaS with Amazon AppStream 2.0

Explore how LenelS2, a Carrier company, transformed its existing OnGuard thick-client application into a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution on AWS utilizing the multi-session feature of Amazon AppStream 2.0. With this approach, LenelS2 successfully streamed the OnGuard desktop application to users via the internet without the need to redesign the core application.

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Transforming Cloud Operations, Security, and Cost Optimization on AWS with iCOPS from Tech Mahindra

In the dynamic digital landscape, enterprises are embracing cloud computing for its scalability and high availability. As cloud migration becomes a strategic priority, efficient cloud management is crucial. Tech Mahindra’s iCOPS (Intelligent Cloud Operations and Subscription Management Services) is a comprehensive platform designed to streamline cloud operations, enhance security, and optimize costs on AWS. iCOPS automates tasks like provisioning and deployment to help maximize their AWS investments.

How to Shift Left Security in Infrastructure as Code Using AWS CDK and Checkmarx KICS

Integrating security scanning into infrastructure as code (IaC) allows detecting misconfigurations early in development. This post explores using the KICS plugin from Checkmarx with AWS CDK. Learn how KICS performs static code analysis to find vulnerabilities and compliance issues in IaC and scans the CDK code to report findings, failing the command for high-severity issues. This shifts security left, mitigating risks in deployed infrastructure.

Simplifying Mobile Device Management for Apple Devices with Jamf Pro

Amazon EC2 Mac instances provide Apple hardware to develop for iOS and macOS at scale. Dependencies for building apps require privileged access, normally needing manual user approval. By enrolling EC2 Macs into Mobile Device Management (MDM) with Jamf Pro, administrators can automate remote configuration and software deployment without per-instance interaction. After launching an instance and installing required profiles with Jamf, users should create an AMI to retain the instance state.

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How to Streamline AMI Management Through Enhanced Automation with Stratus10

Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) allow quick deployment of EC2 instances, but managing multiple customized AMIs is complex. Stratus10’s Image Management Solution automates and streamlines AMI building, testing, and deployment using EC2 Image Builder. It provides consistency, integrates with current processes, reduces costs, and improves security. By eliminating manual processes, engineering teams can focus on innovation while hardened images ensure best practices.

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Supercharging User Experience with AWS Lambda Response Streaming

Leveraging AWS Lambda response streaming functionality enables progressive data delivery from large datasets, enhancing web application performance. This post compares a traditional API implementation to a Lambda streaming API, demonstrating reduced time-to-first-byte latency and quicker, more dynamic client-side rendering. By incrementally sending data, response streaming eliminates lag from waiting on entire dataset transfers, vastly improving user experience for data-intensive applications.

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How to Accelerate Interface Development with Skuid’s No-Code Studio on AWS

Skuid by Nintex is a low-code platform for rapidly building enterprise web apps. This post demonstrates using Skuid to connect to Amazon S3, listing bucket contents in a table, and enabling upload, download, and delete actions. With just a few configuration steps and zero coding, Skuid integrates data from services like S3 into polished, branded experiences, and streamlines building cloud-native apps without compromising power or flexibility.

Stonebranch Scheduler Integration with AWS Mainframe Modernization Service and AWS Blu Age Runtime

As organizations modernize mainframe applications, integrating mainframe batch workloads into cloud environments is a key challenge. Stonebranch’s scheduler integrates with AWS Mainframe Modernization service to enable centralized, automated scheduling and monitoring of mainframe batch jobs on the cloud. This improves efficiency, optimizes costs, and accelerates mainframe modernization by enabling seamless workload orchestration across legacy and modern platforms.