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Minimizing the PCI Compliance Burden Using Containerization, Microservices, and AWS

Leveraging cloud-based microservices is not a solution that works for everyone or every application, but it’s one more point in favor of transitioning legacy applications to microservices. If you’re already looking to re-architect, consider it an opportunity to spin out regulated data into separate containers. From there, it’s not much more effort to move those containers to AWS. Learn how AWS technologies can help organizations reduce their Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance burden.

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How BriteCore Improved Security and Scalability by Migrating Insurance Workloads with AWS Landing Zone

BriteCore was originally designed as an on-premises data center-based monolith; a state-of-the-art core insurance solution. However, the business agility, cost savings, and increased security of the cloud made it clear the insurance industry had to migrate. Learn how BriteCore used AWS Landing Zone to deliver a modern administrative system for Property & Casualty insurance that could be more agile, scale better, and be more secure than on-premises infrastructure.

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Implementing SAML AuthN for Amazon EMR Using Okta and Column-Level AuthZ with AWS Lake Formation

As organizations continue to build data lakes on AWS and adopt Amazon EMR, especially when consuming data at enterprise scale, it’s critical to govern your data lakes by establishing federated access and having fine-grained controls to access your data. Learn how to implement SAML-based authentication (AuthN) using Okta for Amazon EMR, querying data using Zeppelin notebooks, and applying column-level authorization (AuthZ) using AWS Lake Formation.

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Measuring the Effectiveness of Personalization with Amplitude and Amazon Personalize

Companies attempting to deploy personalized customer experiences face many challenges. To do personalization well, you must understand the behavior of specific user segments and their affinities for specific products. However, you can’t uncover affinities and propensities without product analytics. Learn how to combine Amazon Personalize’s machine learning algorithms with Amplitude’s product intelligence platform to track user behavior in real-time.

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Say Hello to 87 New AWS Competency, Service Delivery, Service Ready, and MSP Partners Added in July

We are excited to highlight 87 APN Partners that received new designations in July for our global AWS Competency, AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP), AWS Service Delivery, and AWS Service Ready programs. These designations span workload, solution, and industry, and help AWS customers identify top APN Partners that can deliver on core business objectives. APN Partners are focused on your success, helping customers take full advantage of the business benefits AWS has to offer.

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New-Look AWS Service Delivery Validation Checklists for APN Consulting Partners

To receive the AWS Service Delivery designation, organizations must undergo rigorous technical validation. They are also assessed on the security, performance, and reliability of their AWS solutions. To help APN Consulting Partners better understand this process and our validation requirements, we are releasing new versions of the AWS Service Delivery Validation Checklists. These outline for the customer case study and technical criteria needed to achieve the AWS Service Delivery designation.

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Managing Multi-Tenancy in Digital Banking with AWS Control Tower

Cost conscious credit unions looking to provide digital banking services need logical isolation from other tenants. Larger credit unions, on the other hand, require physical as well as logical isolation from other tenants. Persistent Systems Digital Credit Union Solution helps a credit union go live in a short time frame with digital banking offerings such as digital loans or digital deposits. The solution uses fine-grained microservices, deployed on Amazon EKS and provided as secure API’s using Amazon API Gateway.

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Using AWS and CloudShell to Enable Remote Technical Teams

CloudShell Colony is a SaaS platform for delivering infrastructure automation at scale for complex application-centric environments on cloud technologies, including AWS and Kubernetes. Quali enables self-service automation and governance to streamline application development, testing, and release to production. Learn how enterprises can use CloudShell Colony to enable self-service access to application environments on AWS for development teams.

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Monitor Your Migration to AWS Graviton2-Powered Amazon EC2 Instances with Datadog

If you’re thinking about shifting existing workloads to an AWS Gravitron2-powered Amazon EC2 instance, Datadog can help you monitor your migration and get insight into your entire AWS infrastructure. Install the Datadog Agent, open-source software available on GitHub, to collect infrastructure metrics, distributed traces, logs, and more from your Amazon EC2 instances. With Datadog Amazon EC2 integration, you can monitor even more of your AWS infrastructure, complementing the data collected by the Agent.

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Using Shift-Left to Find Vulnerabilities Before Deployment with Trend Micro Template Scanner

Shift-Left is increasingly being employed within DevOps organizations to ensure companies minimize risk early in their infrastructure as code (IaC) deployment cycle. This post explains how to combine two of the technologies that make Shift-Left possible. The first is AWS CloudFormation, which represents IaC, and the second is Trend Micro’s Template Scanner, which checks your IaC to make sure it conforms to the AWS Well-Architected Framework.

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