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Category: Compute

Enhancing observability with a managed monitoring solution for Amazon EKS

Introduction Keeping a watchful eye on your Kubernetes infrastructure is crucial for ensuring optimal performance, identifying bottlenecks, and troubleshooting issues promptly. In the ever-evolving world of cloud-native applications, Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) has emerged as a popular choice for deploying and managing containerized workloads. However, monitoring Kubernetes clusters can be challenging due to their […]

Migrate VMware virtual machines (VMs) to Amazon EC2 with the AWS Application Migration Service Replication Agent

Introduction In this blog post, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of completing VMware virtual machine (VM) migrations to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) using the (Application Migration Service). Moreover, we will show how to apply a custom post-launch action script to remove proprietary VMware tools from the migrated VMs. Migrating on-premises […]

How StormForge reduces complexity and ensures scalability with Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus

This blog post was co-written by Brent Eager, Senior Software Engineer, StormForge StormForge is the creator of Optimize Live, a Kubernetes vertical rightsizing solution that is compatible with the Kubernetes HorizontalPodAutoscaler (HPA). Using cluster-based agents, machine learning, and Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus, Optimize Live is able to continuously calculate and apply optimal resource requests, […]

Unlocking Insights: Turning Application Logs into Actionable Metrics

Modern software development teams understand the importance of observability as a critical aspect of building reliable and resilient applications. By implementing observability practices, software teams can proactively identify issues, uncover performance bottlenecks, and enhance system reliability. However, it is a fairly recent trend and still lacks industry-wide adoption. As organizations standardize on containers, they often […]

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 […]

Automating Amazon EC2 Instances Monitoring with Prometheus EC2 Service Discovery and AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry

Traditionally, scraping application Prometheus metrics required manual updates to a configuration file, posing challenges in dynamic AWS environments where Amazon EC2 instances are frequently created or terminated. This not only proves time consuming but also introduces the risk of configuration errors, lacking the agility necessary in dynamic environments. In this blog post, we will demonstrate […]

Enhance Kubernetes Operational Visibility with AWS Chatbot

Many customers run their mission critical container workloads on Amazon Web Services (AWS)  using Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS). One of the key focus areas for them is to analyze and act on operational events quickly. Getting real-time visibility into performance issues, traffic spikes and infrastructure events can enable teams to quickly address issues and […]

How EverQuote Underwent a Serverless Transformation using AWS

This post is co-written with Conor Teer, Senior Software Engineer, at EverQuote, David Kelly, Principal Software Engineer at EverQuote, and Mark O’Connell, SVP of Engineering at EverQuote. EverQuote is a leading online insurance marketplace that helps protect life’s most important assets- family, property, and future by simplifying the experience of shopping for insurance, making it […]

Integrate AWS Support with Amazon Connect to receive critical outbound voice notifications

Notifications for critical AWS Support cases are essential to ensure that issues that affect your workloads are addressed quickly. AWS Support sends email notifications automatically when support cases are newly created or updated in your AWS accounts, and they can be viewed in AWS Support Center, or the AWS Managed Services (AMS) console for customers […]