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How to monitor AWS WAF logging centrally using Amazon Managed Grafana

It is important for cloud security operations teams to maintain a high level of cloud security and detect and respond to malicious web activity in near real-time. AWS WAF helps protect web applications from common web exploits that could affect application availability, compromise security, or consume excessive resources. However, as your cloud environment scales with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why a Cloud Operating Model?

A thought leadership blog highlighting an “innovative approach” to Cloud Operations excellence and Well-Architected goals. This blog walks you through MuleSoft carrying out this new approach including their: Challenge Innovation Journey Implementation of the Cloud Operating Model Challenge Whether companies are migrating to the cloud, or cloud-native, executives are faced with controlling costs and continuous […]

Visualize AWS Health events using Amazon Managed Grafana

Introduction In this blog post you will learn how to visualize AWS Health events using Amazon Managed Grafana to gain deeper insights across multiple Health events in a centralized place. When used in conjunction with AWS Health, Grafana can enhance the ability to respond to issues, optimize performance, and ensure the overall Health of the […]

Audit and visualize ephemeral EC2 instances using AWS CloudTrail Lake as a zero-ETL data source in Amazon Athena

Today, we are happy to announce that AWS CloudTrail Lake data is now available for zero-ETL analysis in Amazon Athena. AWS CloudTrail Lake is a managed data lake for capturing, storing, accessing, and analyzing user and API activity on AWS for audit, security, and compliance purposes. CloudTrail Lake allows you to easily aggregate activity logs […]

Best practices for managing AWS account meta-data at scale

Best practices for managing AWS account meta-data at scale

As we all know, using multiple accounts on your AWS environment is one of the recommended best practices when organizing your workloads and your environment. Using multiple accounts brings multiple benefits allowing you to better leverage AWS services. However, AWS accounts are additional resources that you need to manage. In this blog post, you will […]

Estimating Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for modernizing workloads on AWS using Containerization – Part 2

Introduction Part one of this series described the methodology used to calculate the TCO for containerization and we covered the first scenario of estimating TCO with server inventory information. In the second part we focus on second scenario where we will estimate TCO with application level information. Scenario 2: Estimating TCO with only application level […]

Provision sandbox accounts with budget limits to reduce costs using AWS Control Tower

Provision sandbox accounts with budget limits to reduce costs using AWS Control Tower

Many Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers struggle to keep cloud costs under control while allowing employees to innovate and develop their AWS skills. We talk to technology leaders every day who rank controlling cloud spend among their top concerns. Those same leaders don’t want to stifle innovation or restrict employee’s ability to learn AWS. Using […]

Centralize AWS Cost Anomaly Detection using Amazon Managed Grafana

AWS Cost Anomaly Detection uses advanced Machine Learning to identify anomalous spend and root causes, empowering the customers to take action quickly. Currently, in order to view the AWS Cost Anomalies in AWS Cost Explorer, it requires the user to have IAM user access privileges on the AWS Management Console. The ability to centrally monitor and […]