AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

Category: Management Tools

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How to Centralize SSH Key Management with Userify and AWS CloudFormation

As teams begin to build their architecture on AWS, the question often arises about how to manage access control to all of their instances. Userify solves this problem quickly and easily by providing Userify Cloud or, for self-hosting, a single instance or multi-Availability Zone cluster that runs in your Amazon VPC. Userify Cloud is a fully managed service that can be used across your VPCs and AWS accounts with no installation needed.

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How to Monitor and Analyze AWS Managed Microsoft AD Security Logs Using Amazon CloudWatch and Splunk

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (AWS Managed Microsoft AD) makes it possible for you to monitor and analyze security events of your directory in near real-time. In this post, we show you an example of how to detect and respond to unauthorized or unusual activity. We’ll also explore how to monitor and create near-real-time alerts for account lockouts in your AWS Managed Microsoft AD using Amazon CloudWatch Logs and Splunk.

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Why Even the Pros Need a Cloud Management Solution to Optimize Cost and Performance

It’s easy for vendors to get caught up in the needs of their customers that they forget to tend to their own needs. When CloudCheckr was a young startup, we admittedly had to make a deliberate effort to focus on leveraging all our platform has to offer. The results were as significant for CloudCheckr as they were for our clients. Identifying a Cloud Management Platform that’s available as a SaaS enables you to get started immediately with no overhead and nothing to install, including no agents.

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How Spring Venture Group Uses AWS Service Catalog to Launch Amazon ECS Clusters

Spring Venture Group reached out to APN Premier Partner Logicworks to architect and manage their AWS deployment. Their developers were comfortable building and deploying containers in their on-premises environment, but were eager to get greater agility and flexibility on AWS. Running AWS Service Catalog and Amazon ECS has created a reliable, stable deployment pipeline, resulting in hundreds of hours saved for their engineering team each month.

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Introducing the AWS Cloud Management Tools Competency Program

Ensuring customers can effectively manage their AWS environments is critical to enabling a successful cloud strategy. Common customer feedback that we hear includes difficulties maintaining control of their AWS environments and managing spend to realize full return on investment. To help customers address these challenges, we are excited to announce the AWS Cloud Management Tools Competency Program.

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How AWS Cloud Management Tools Competency Partners Help Customers Realize Full ROI

Launch Partners in the AWS Cloud Management Tools Competency Program have built solutions on AWS that enable customers’ cloud strategies by delivering operations and governance best practices. CMT Competency Partners help customers confidently manage and optimize AWS environments using a “guardrails” approach while continuously monitoring for opportunities to improve efficiency. Here are a few customer stories from APN Partners Cloudability, GoClouds Data, Moogsoft, and Turbonomic.

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How to Migrate Mainframe Batch to Cloud Microservices with Blu Age and AWS

While modernizing customer mainframes, the team at Blu Age discovered that Batch can be a complex aspect of a mainframe migration to AWS. It’s critical to design your AWS architecture to account for the key Batch stringent performance requirements such as intensive I/Os, large datasets, and short durations. Let’s explore how to migrate mainframe Batch to AWS microservices using Blu Age automated transformation technology.

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Testing AWS GameDay with the AWS Well-Architected Framework – Continued Remediation

This is the third post in our series documenting a project to fix issues with the AWS GameDay architecture by using tenets of the AWS Well-Architected Framework. In Part 2, we remediated the critical findings found in our initial review and here we’ll cover remediating the deficiencies found in our Disaster Recovery plan, as well as other optimizations we’ve made due to recent announcements. We will also discuss how to address another crucial component in our application development—testing.

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Updated MSP Partner Program Validation Checklist – Version 3.2

We are excited to share the latest updates to our AWS Managed Services Provider (MSP) Partner Program requirements in version 3.2 of the Validation Checklist. This version reflects our most recent program criteria, with improvements focused on raising the bar for both our MSP Partner and AWS customer experiences. It also reflects feedback from the MSP Partner community and our audit team. Download the updated Validation Checklist today!

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KQED Reduces Atlassian Run Cost by 65% After Migrating to AWS

To reduce expenses and accelerate time to market, KQED looked to APN Partners Atlassian and iTMethods to migrate its services to the AWS Cloud. KQED’s television, radio, digital media, and educational services serve the people of Northern California with a community-supported alternative to commercial media. It enabled software development though the use of Atlassian Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, and Bamboo on-premises, but KQED lacked in-house expertise to manage Atlassian solutions in the cloud.

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