AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

Category: Management Tools

How to Automate Cost and Performance Improvement Through gp3 Upgrades Using AWS Systems Manager

Automatically identifying and upgrading existing SSD volumes to take advantage of the new gp3 general purpose volumes for Amazon EBS can help organizations reduce storage costs. Learn how to upgrade your existing gp2 volumes, without interruption, to the next generation of general purpose SSD volumes using AWS Systems Manager. This a core component of nubeGo’s Cloud Managed Service (NCMS) which helps customers automate cost savings, security guardrails, and compliance requirements with minimal effort.

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How Tech Mahindra Approaches Cost Optimization and Governance Using AWS Native Services

Cloud cost governance ensures customers are availing all potential services, tools, and resources to continuously track, optimize, and control their overall cloud spend. Learn how Tech Mahindra achieved one customer’s goal of cloud finance using cost management best practices along with AWS native tools and techniques. Tech Mahindra worked closely with the customer’s IT, engineering, and finance teams to understand their existing cloud governance model and issues.

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Unifying Cloud Infrastructure and Application Performance Data with AppDynamics and Amazon CloudWatch

AppDynamics (part of Cisco) is an application and business performance monitoring solution that allows you to prioritize your workflows with unified visibility, ensuring your cloud-native apps deliver business value in production. AppDynamics can now retrieve data from Amazon CloudWatch metrics via an AWS metric retrieval API endpoint called GetMetricData, enabling you to pull as many as 500 different metrics in a single request, with a total of 100,800 data points per call.

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How to Automate and Simplify Ongoing Adherence to the AWS Well-Architected Framework Using Coral

Continuity Software helps enterprises achieve resilience in their IT environments, drastically reducing outages, and protecting data before it is lost, damaged, stolen, or unrecoverable. Learn how Continuity’s Coral solution automates adherence to all five pillars of the AWS Well-Architected Framework. This ensures environments adhere to the best practices to drive better outcomes for workloads while helping customers avoid disruptions.

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Using AWS CodeBuild and Bridgecrew to Prevent Misconfigurations in AWS CloudFormation and Terraform

Scanning for misconfigurations as part of your CI/CD pipeline helps maintain a solid security posture for all changed resources before provisioning them to a running environment. Learn how to integrate infrastructure as code security and compliance scanning using AWS CodeBuild and Bridgecrew, a cloud security platform for developers. Bridgecrew is generally used to find security misconfigurations and policy violations across Amazon Web Services (AWS) and in configuration frameworks.

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Rapid Data Lake Development with Data Lake as Code Using AWS CloudFormation

Data lakes have evolved into the single store-platform for all enterprise data managed. On AWS, an integrated set of services are available to engineer and automate data lakes. A data lake on AWS is able to group all of the previously mentioned services of relational and non-relational data and allow you to query results faster and at a lower cost. Learn how nClouds used code automation via AWS CloudFormation to create a dynamic data lake stack to visualize and analyze the financial market data.

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10 Best Practices to Help Partners Build AWS Quick Starts for Customers

AWS Partners in the AWS Quick Start program can help their customers automate the deployment of their solutions, increasing customer engagements and improving the customer experience. The AWS Quick Start team has had considerable experience working with a variety of partner products, and has identified best practices to follow when developing a Quick Start and common missteps to avoid. By following these steps, you can efficiently and effectively develop Quick Starts using the AWS platform.

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Provisioning a Virtual Private Cloud at Scale with AWS CDK

Infrastructure as code is one of the most important concepts used with cloud solutions, and AWS CloudFormation enables IaC by deploying stacks and provisioning resources on AWS using JSON or YAML files called templates. APN Ambassador Francois Rouxel from Slalom will show you how to create a hundred VPCs in one AWS region without providing any parameters, and how to easily establish a peering connection between two of them within a single line of code.

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How to Upgrade Large Windows 2008 R2 Workloads in Place

Upgrading legacy systems to the cloud can seem daunting and time-consuming, but with the right combination of AWS Systems Manager, AWS Directory Service, and a few simple AWS Lambda functions, you can upgrade from your outdated Windows environments flawlessly, seamlessly, and at scale. Learn how you can run an in-place upgrade of your Windows 2008 R2 production instances to Windows 2019 R2, and how to control instance tagging so you can orchestrate the root volume replacement process.

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How to Be Successful in the AWS Well-Architected Partner Program: A Guide for APN Consulting Partners

Thanks to the dedication and skill of APN Partners throughout the world, the AWS Well-Architected Partner Program continues to drive benefits for our customers while building a new business stream for partners. Learn about the essential areas that will assist partners in building a successful consultancy practice through the use of tried and tested techniques. The tips provided in this post represent the majority of the feedback we have received from the field in terms of areas where consultancy partners have seen success.

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