AWS News Blog

Category: Management Tools

New: Use AWS CloudFormation StackSets for Multiple Accounts in an AWS Organization

Infrastructure-as-code is the process of managing and creating IT infrastructure through machine-readable text files, such as JSON or YAML definitions or using familiar programming languages, such as Java, Python, or TypeScript. AWS Customers typically uses AWS CloudFormation or the AWS Cloud Development Kit to automate the creation and management of their cloud infrastructure. CloudFormation StackSets […]

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New – Serverless Lens in AWS Well-Architected Tool

When you build and run applications in the cloud, how often are you asking yourself “am I doing this right” ? This is actually a very good question, and to let you get a good answer, we released publicly in 2015 the AWS Well-Architected Framework, a formal approach to compare your workload against our best practices, and get […]

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AWS Compute Optimizer – Your Customized Resource Optimization Service

When I publicly speak about Amazon EC2 instance type, one frequently asked question I receive is “How can I be sure I chose the right instance type for my application?” Choosing the correct instance type is between art and science. It usually involves knowing your application performance characteristics under normal circumstances (the baseline) and the […]

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A New, Simplified, Bring-Your-Own-License Experience for Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server

Customers have asked us to provide an easier way to bring, and manage, their existing licenses for Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server to AWS. Today we are excited to announce a new, simpler, bring-your-own-license (BYOL) experience. When launching Windows Server or SQL Server instances, customers can use licenses from AWS with a pay-as-you-go model […]

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Visualize and Monitor Highly Distributed Applications with Amazon CloudWatch ServiceLens

Increasingly distributed applications, with thousands of metrics and terabytes of logs, can be a challenge to visualize and monitor. Gaining an end-to-end insight of the applications and their dependencies to enable rapid pinpointing of performance bottlenecks, operational issues, and customer impact quite often requires the use of multiple dedicated tools each presenting their own particular […]

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AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) – Java and .NET are Now Generally Available

Today, we are happy to announce that Java and .NET support inside the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) is now generally available. The AWS CDK is an open-source software development framework to model and provision your cloud application resources through AWS CloudFormation. AWS CDK also offers support for TypeScript and Python. With the AWS CDK, you […]

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Announcing CloudTrail Insights: Identify and Respond to Unusual API Activity

Building software in the cloud makes it easy to instrument systems for logging from the very beginning. With tools like AWS CloudTrail, tracking actions taken on AWS accounts and services is straightforward, providing ways to find the event that caused a given change. But not all log entries are useful. When things are running smoothly, […]

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AWS Systems Manager Explorer – A Multi-Account, Multi-Region Operations Dashboard

Since 2006, Amazon Web Services has been striving to simplify IT infrastructure. Thanks to services like Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), AWS CloudFormation and many more, millions of customers can build reliable, scalable, and secure platforms in any AWS region in minutes. Having spent 10 […]

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CloudFormation Update – CLI + Third-Party Resource Support + Registry

CloudFormation was launched in 2011 (AWS CloudFormation – Create Your AWS Stack From a Recipe) and has become an indispensable tool for many AWS customers. They love the fact that they can define a template once and then use it to reliably provision their AWS resources. They also make frequent use of Change Sets, and […]

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New Automation Features In AWS Systems Manager

Today we are announcing additional automation features inside of AWS Systems Manager. If you haven’t used Systems Manager yet, it’s a service that provides a unified user interface so you can view operational data from multiple AWS services and allows you to automate operational tasks across your AWS resources. With this new release, it just […]

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