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Enabling Self Service for Cloud Custodian policies on AWS using AWS Service Catalog

Customers are increasingly seeking tools and solutions that can help them achieve their desired outcomes more efficiently and effectively. In the context of cloud management, the need for self-service capabilities has become more pronounced as organizations strive to optimize their cloud resources, improve security, and enhance their overall cloud operations. AWS Service Catalog offers the […]

Event Driven Architecture using Amazon EventBridge - Part 1

Event Driven Architecture using Amazon EventBridge – Part 1

This post is co-authored with Andy Suarez and Kevin Breton (from KnowBe4). For any successful growing organization, there comes a point when the technical architecture struggles to meet the demands of an expanding and interconnected business environment. The increasing complexity and technical debt in legacy systems create pain points that constrain innovation. To overcome these […]

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 […]

Observe your Azure and AWS workloads simultaneously with Amazon CloudWatch

Observe your Azure and AWS workloads simultaneously with Amazon CloudWatch

Overview Effective operation of cloud applications and services demands a strong focus on monitoring and observability. It’s critical for your teams to define, capture, and analyze metrics, ensuring operational visibility and extracting actionable insights from logs. In many companies, technical teams share integrated systems to monitor the services or infrastructure they manage. Shared observability systems […]

Using Tag-Based Filtering to Manage AWS Health Monitoring and Alerting at Scale

AWS provides customers regular updates of service notifications and planned activities via e-mail to the root account owners or the operational, security and billing contacts. AWS also provides granular notifications to customers via AWS Health allowing them to fine-tune their alerts on issues relating directly to them. Alongside Health Dashboard’s monitoring capabilities, customers can also […]

Auto-remediate best practice deviations detected by AWS Trusted Advisor

AWS Trusted Advisor inspects your AWS infrastructure and provides best practice recommendations when opportunities exist to reduce cost, optimize your AWS infrastructure, improve system availability and performance, help close security gaps and monitor service quotas. Trusted Advisor recommendations are based on best practices identified by AWS services experts and learnings from serving thousands of customers […]

Using Lambda-backed Custom Resources to Reduce Overhead in a Multi-Account Environment

Using Lambda-backed Custom Resources to Reduce Overhead in a Multi-Account Environment

Introduction Many of my customers use AWS CloudFormation to streamline provisioning operations for AWS and third-party resources, that they describe with code in JSON- or YAML-formatted CloudFormation templates. Some workloads require custom logic or inputs beyond standard parameter values. For these scenarios, an often overlooked and useful CloudFormation feature lies in AWS Lambda-backed custom resources. With Lambda-backed custom […]

Using AWS AppConfig to Manage Multi-Tenant SaaS Configurations

Using AWS AppConfig to Manage Multi-Tenant SaaS Configurations

As a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider, you can benefit from a SaaS operating model in a number of ways. One of the most impactful benefits you can realize is improvements to your operational efficiency, and one of the fundamental techniques you can leverage is to maintain a single software version for all your […]

Automate insights for your EC2 fleets across AWS accounts and regions

Automate insights for your EC2 fleets across AWS accounts and regions

Introduction Gaining insights and managing large Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) fleet that is spread across multiple accounts and regions can be a challenging task. It’s crucial to have a quick and efficient method to identify which instances are managed by AWS Systems Manager (SSM) and gather detailed information about the instances that are […]