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Category: Compute

How Thomson Reuters used Amazon CloudWatch to improve availability and operational efficiency of Directory Services

Thomson Reuters Corporation (TR) is a Canadian multinational media company that provides critical online and print information, know-how, decision making tools, software, and services for the legal industry. TR’s Tax and Accounting business serves law firms, tax and accounting firms, global trade organizations, educational institutions, and more. Thomson Reuters operates in more than 100 countries […]

Monitor AWS Application Migration Service in Multiple Accounts and Regions

Customers commonly begin their journey to AWS by rehosting (lifting-and-shifting) servers in their on-premises environment. They do this for various business reasons, including shifting from capital to operational expense, reducing total cost of ownership, reducing support costs, data center exit, and many others. AWS Application Migration Service (MGN) is the automated lift-and-shift service that facilitates […]

Build EC2 Image Builder container images locally

EC2 Image Builder is a fully-managed AWS service that simplifies the creation, management, and deployment of golden server and container images. The images are built using an automation pipeline that is customizable for customers, enabling them to create images that are pre-installed and pre-configured with software and packages to meet specific IT requirements. The service […]

Automate the sending of AWS Audit Manager assessment reports

Implementing compliance at scale is not an easy endeavor for customers as they move their workloads to the AWS cloud. Due to the challenges that are posed by cloud environments such as the more ephemeral nature of resources or the dynamic landscape of the cloud, automation is paramount to success. At an enterprise scale the […]

Integrating Kubecost with Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus

This blog post was co-written by Linh Lam, Solution Architect, Kubecost Customers can track their Kubernetes control plane and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) costs using AWS Cost and Usage Reports. However, they often need deeper insights to accurately track Kubernetes costs across namespaces, clusters, pods, and more. We recently announced that AWS and […]

How to get a daily report for your resources configuration changes

AWS allows customers to build, experience, and innovate in their AWS accounts, resulting in dynamic environments. You can manage your resources changes using different controls, such as: Preventive controls with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies Detective controls with AWS Config Rules Preventive and Detective controls with continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines […]

Announcing AWS Observability Accelerator to configure comprehensive observability for Amazon EKS

In May 2022, we announced Amazon EKS Observability Accelerator, a tool for configuring and deploying  a purpose built observability solution on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) clusters for specific workloads using Terraform modules. We launched this tool  demonstrating four use-cases and customers have been using the tool rapidly to achieve observability. Customers can use […]

Monitoring Windows desktops on Amazon Workspaces using Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus and Amazon Managed Grafana

Many Organizations leverage Amazon Workspaces as a virtual cloud-based Windows desktop as a solution (DAAS) to replace their existing traditional desktop solution to shift the cost and effort of maintaining laptops and desktops to a cloud pay-as-you-go model. Customers using Amazon Workspaces would need the support of managed services to monitor their workspaces environment operations. […]

Using Amazon CloudWatch dashboards custom widgets

Many of our customers use Amazon CloudWatch dashboards but have additional use cases that would benefit from the ability to include custom datasets in their existing dashboards. Custom widgets let you create your own visualizations or datasets, share them with other teams, provide input or parameters to your widget, and adjust the time scoped on […]

Announcing AWS AppConfig Extensions

Using feature flags and other runtime configuration types is a fast-evolving technology segment. Adjusting your software behavior with a minor configuration update instead of deploying code lets teams move faster and more safely. Furthermore, releasing a feature using a feature flag allows engineering teams to turn on features to a limited set of users and […]