AWS News Blog

Category: Management Tools

AWS Managed Services – Infrastructure Operations Management for the Enterprise

Large-scale, enterprise data centers are generally run “by the book.” Policies, best practices, and operational procedures are developed, refined, captured, and codified, as part of responsible IT management, often with an eye toward the ITIL® model. Ideally, all infrastructure improvements, configuration changes, and provisioning requests are handled in a process-oriented fashion that serves to impose […]

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CloudTrail Update – Capture and Process Amazon S3 Object-Level API Activity

I would like to show you how several different AWS services can be used together to address a challenge faced by many of our customers. Along the way I will introduce you to a new feature that launches today and show you how you can use it in conjunction with CloudWatch Events. The Challenge Our […]

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Human Longevity, Inc. – Changing Medicine Through Genomics Research

Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI) is at the forefront of genomics research and wants to build the world’s largest database of human genomes along with related phenotype and clinical data, all in support of preventive healthcare. In today’s guest post, Yaron Turpaz, Bryan Coon, and Ashley Van Zeeland talk about how they are using AWS to […]

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New CloudWatch Events – Track and Respond to Changes to Your AWS Resources

When you pull the curtain back on an AWS-powered application, you’ll find that a lot is happening behind the scenes. EC2 instances are launched and terminated by Auto Scaling policies in response to changes in system load, Amazon DynamoDB tables, Amazon SNS topics and Amazon SQS queues are created and deleted, and attributes of existing […]

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AWS Config Rules – Now Available in US East (Northern Virginia)

We announced AWS Config Rules (Dynamic Compliance Checking for Cloud Resources) at and made a preview available to interested customers. As I noted at the time, you can use these rules to verify that existing and newly launched AWS resources conform to your organization’s security guidelines and best practices without having to spend time manually […]

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AWS Config Rules – Dynamic Compliance Checking for Cloud Resources

The flexible, dynamic nature of the AWS cloud gives developers and admins the flexibility to launch, configure, use, and terminate processing, storage, networking, and other resources as needed. In any fast-paced agile environment, security guidelines and policies can be overlooked in the race to get a new product to market before the competition. Imagine that […]

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Amazon S3 Update – CloudTrail Integration

You can now use AWS CloudTrail to track bucket-level operations on your buckets.  The tracked operations include creation and deletion of buckets, modifications to access controls, changes to lifecycle policies, and changes to cross-region replication settings. AWS CloudTrail records API activity in your AWS account and delivers the resulting log files to a designated S3 […]

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