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Testing and debugging Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics canary locally

Introduction Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics canaries are scripts that monitor your endpoints and APIs by simulating the actions of a user. These canaries run on a schedule, check the availability and latency of your applications, and alert you when there are issues. Canary scripts are written in Node.js and Python, and they run inside an AWS […]

Using the unified CloudWatch Agent to send traces to AWS X-Ray

Today, applications are more distributed than ever before and they no longer run in isolation. This is especially the case when utilizing  Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) or Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS). A distributed workload or system is one that encompasses multiple small independent components, all working together to complete a task or job. […]

Unlock Faster Releases with AWS AppConfig: The Secret Weapon for Your CI/CD Strategy

Striking a Balance Between Reliability and Agility in Cloud Operations The IT operation team of an enterprise serves as the first line of defense against potential business disruptions. They operate 24/7, acts as a hub, continuously monitor and manage the IT environment. The operation team handles and prioritizes critical IT incidents to minimize downtime and […]

Analyze AWS Microservices architecture to identify and address performance issues

Amazon Payment Services (APS) is a payment service provider in the Middle East and North Africa. With its secure and seamless payment experience, it empowers businesses to build their online presence. Amazon Payment Services is based on a broad and complex microservice based architecture that are dependent on multiple AWS services, including Amazon Elastic Compute […]

Streamline Platform Engineering using AWS CodeStar Connections with AWS Service Catalog

Introduction AWS Service Catalog and AWS CloudFormation now support Git-sync capabilities to allow Platform Engineers to streamline their DevOps processes by keeping their Infrastructure as Code (IaC) templates in their source control libraries like GitHub and BitBucket. These enhancements help Platform Engineers to more effectively create, version, and manage their Well-Architected patterns with application teams […]

Monitoring GPU workloads on Amazon EKS using AWS managed open-source services

As machine learning (ML) workloads continue to grow in popularity, many customers are looking to run them on Kubernetes with graphics processing unit (GPU) support. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances powered by NVIDIA GPUs deliver the scalable performance needed for fast ML training and cost-effective ML inference. Monitoring GPU utilization gives valuable information for researchers working […]

Lowering MTTR with Amazon CloudWatch and AWS X-Ray

Lowering MTTR with Amazon CloudWatch and AWS X-Ray

Customers running microservice-based workloads in a serverless environment frequently have issues with troubleshooting incidents as the data they need can be distributed across hundreds or thousands of components. In this blog post, I will demonstrate how you can reduce the mean time to resolution (MTTR, or the average time it takes to repair or mitigate […]

Observability using native Amazon CloudWatch and AWS X-Ray for serverless modern applications

Introduction In this blog post, we will share how you can use AWS-native observability tools to measure the current state of your modern serverless applications and how to get started with the minimal effort. We will review tools like Amazon CloudWatch and AWS X-Ray and explore how these services can help you instrument your application […]

Improve your feature flagging with AWS AppConfig Version Labels

Improve your feature flagging with AWS AppConfig Version Labels

AWS AppConfig is a feature of AWS Systems Manager that helps you increase your software deployment velocity and confidence. Providing dynamic configuration and feature flagging, AppConfig is a tool that decouples your feature releases from code deployments. You can create new features and push the code to production with the new feature hidden behind a […]

Accelerating development with AWS CDK plugin – CfnGuardValidator

Customers can incorporate the CfnGuardValidator plugin into their AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) application to accelerate their application development process. This acceleration stems from ensuring that the deployed resources comply with both organizational policy and AWS best practices. Without the plugin, however, ensuing policy compliance can often be an iterative process. Organizations may implement […]