AWS Cloud Operations & Migrations Blog

Track your workload’s risks with the new AWS Well-Architected Tool Connector for Jira

The AWS Well-Architected Framework is a collection of best practices that helps customers build and operate secure, high-performing, resilient, and cost-effective workloads on the AWS Cloud. With the AWS Well-Architected Tool (AWS WA Tool), you can review the state of your applications and workloads against architectural best practices, identify opportunities for improvement, and track progress […]

Autoscaling Kubernetes workloads with KEDA using Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus metrics

Introduction With the rising popularity of applications hosted on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), a key challenge is handling increases in traffic and load efficiently. Traditionally, you would have to manually scale out your applications by adding more instances – an approach that’s time-consuming, inefficient, and prone to over or under provisioning. A better […]

Automate incident reports from AWS Systems Manager Incident Manager

An effective incident management is foremost for maintaining system reliability and ensuring quick responses to unexpected incidents. Incident Manager, a capability of AWS Systems Manager, helps to mitigate and recover from these incidents by enabling automated responses. In a previous blog with Incident Manager, we talked about setting up escalation mechanisms, creating response plans and […]

How SMBs can deploy a multi-account environment quickly using AWS Organizations and AWS CloudFormation StackSets

Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) need to operate with high availability and mitigate security risks while keeping costs low. An AWS multi-account environment with workload isolation, robust access control, cost visualization, and integrated security mechanisms can help SMBs build a platform to support growth. SMBs want to deploy a multi-account environment on AWS quickly and […]

KPIs – Enterprise Journey from Technology to Business

As discussed in this blog post, AWS sees organizations with well-defined, tracked and aligned business key performance indicators (KPIs) thrive in their cloud transformation journey. However, it is a challenge to define and track these KPIs. Even when organizations align to track outcomes and there is value in doing so, some encounter difficulties focusing on […]

Seamlessly off-board from AWS OpsWorks Stacks by detaching resources

Today, we are announcing new capabilities that enable customers to off-board their stacks, layers, and instances from AWS OpsWorks Stacks before it reaches End of Life on May 26, 2024. Previously, we released this blog post that provides customers a way to migrate workloads in a blue/green manner from OpsWorks Stacks to a new architecture […]

Announcing Amazon CloudWatch Container Insights for Amazon EKS Windows Workloads Monitoring

Monitoring containerized applications requires precision and efficiency. As your applications scale, collecting and summarizing application and infrastructure metrics from your applications can be challenging. One way to handle this challenge is using Amazon CloudWatch Container Insights which is a single-click native monitoring tool provided by AWS. Amazon CloudWatch Container Insights helps customers collect, aggregate, and summarize […]

Reduce software licensing costs with an AWS Optimization and Licensing Assessment

Reduce software licensing costs with an AWS Optimization and Licensing Assessment

Whether you’re building a business case or planning your cloud migration, understanding your actual compute needs and software licensing entitlements is crucial early in your migration journey. These insights help you formulate a robust and well-informed cloud migration plan. They also help you achieve significant savings on your Windows, VMware, and Oracle workloads compared to […]

Migrate Business Logic from Database to Application for Faster Innovation and Flexibility

Migrate Business Logic from Database to Application for Faster Innovation and Flexibility

This post was co-authored with Alex Kirpichny and Evgenia Chernyak (from Ispirer Systems) Introduction Many monolith applications have business logic in the database layer in the form of stored procedures and functions. Businesses have built and maintained their applications using PL/SQL, a reliable and robust programming language. As the technology landscape advances, harnessing the capabilities […]

Leverage AWS Resilience Lifecycle Framework to assess and improve the resilience of application using AWS Resilience Hub

As more customers advance in their cloud adoption journey, they recognize that simply migrating applications to the cloud does not automatically ensure resilience. To ensure resilience, applications need to be designed to withstand disruptions from infrastructure, dependent services, misconfiguration and intermittent network connectivity issues. While many organizations understand the importance of building resilient applications, some […]