AWS DevOps Blog

From ELK Stack to EKK: Aggregating and Analyzing Apache Logs with Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Amazon Kinesis, and Kibana

By Pubali Sen, Shankar Ramachandran Log aggregation is critical to your operational infrastructure. A reliable, secure, and scalable log aggregation solution makes all the difference during a crunch-time debugging session. In this post, we explore an alternative to the popular log aggregation solution, the ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana): the EKK stack (Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Amazon […]

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Building End-to-End Continuous Delivery and Deployment Pipelines in AWS and TeamCity

By Balaji Iyer, Janisha Anand, and Frank Li Organizations that transform their applications to cloud-optimized architectures need a seamless, end-to-end continuous delivery and deployment workflow: from source code, to build, to deployment, to software delivery. Continuous delivery is a DevOps software development practice where code changes are automatically built, tested, and prepared for a release to production. The […]

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AWS Config: Checking for Compliance with New Managed Rule Options

Change is the inherent nature of the Cloud. New ideas can immediately take shape through the provisioning of resources, projects will iterate and evolve, and sometimes we must go back to the drawing board. Amazon Web Services accelerates this process by providing the ability to programmatically provision and de-provision resources. However, this freedom requires some […]

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OpsWorks September 2016 Updates

Over the past few months, the AWS OpsWorks team has introduced several enhancements to existing features and added to support for new one. Let’s discuss some of these new capabilities. ·       Chef client 12.13.37 – Released a new AWS OpsWorks agent version for Chef 12 for Linux, enabling the latest enhancements from Chef. The OpsWorks […]

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Secure AWS CodeCommit with Multi-Factor Authentication

This blog post shows you how to set up AWS CodeCommit if you want to enforce multi-factor authentication (MFA) for your repository users. One of the most common reasons for using MFA for your AWS CodeCommit repository is to secure sensitive data or prevent accidental pushes to the repository that could trigger a sensitive change […]

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Introducing Application Load Balancer – Unlocking and Optimizing Architectures

This is a guest blog post by Felix Candelario & Benjamin F., AWS Solutions Architects. This blog post will focus on architectures you can unlock with the recently launched Application Load Balancer and compare them with the implementations that use what we now refer to as the Classic Load Balancer. An Application Load Balancer operates at […]

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Building a Microsoft BackOffice Server Solution on AWS with AWS CloudFormation

Last month, AWS released the AWS Enterprise Accelerator: Microsoft Servers on the AWS Cloud along with a deployment guide and CloudFormation template. This blog post will explain how to deploy complex Windows workloads and how AWS CloudFormation solves the problems related to server dependencies. This AWS Enterprise Accelerator solution deploys the four most requested Microsoft […]

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AWS OpsWorks Endpoints Available in 11 Regions

AWS OpsWorks, a service that helps you configure and operate applications of all shapes and sizes using Chef automation, has just added support for the Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region and launched public endpoints in Frankfurt, Ireland, N. California, Oregon, Sao Paolo, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo. Previously, customers had to manage OpsWorks stacks for these regions using […]

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Auto Scaling AWS OpsWorks Instances

This post will show you how to integrate Auto Scaling groups with AWS OpsWorks so you can leverage  the native scaling capabilities of Amazon EC2 and the OpsWorks Chef configuration management solution. Auto Scaling ensures you have the correct number of EC2 instances available to handle your application load.  You create collections of EC2 instances […]

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How to Centrally Manage AWS Config Rules across Multiple AWS Accounts

AWS Config Rules allow you to codify policies and best practices for your organization and evaluate configuration changes to AWS resources against these policies. If you manage multiple AWS accounts, you might want to centrally govern and define these policies for all of the AWS accounts in your organization. With appropriate authorization, you can create […]

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