AWS Cloud Operations & Migrations Blog

Category: Enterprise Strategy

Maximize cloud investment value through operational excellence using AWS Managed Services

Maximize cloud investment value through operational excellence using AWS Managed Services

In this blog post, I share my observations as an AMS Solutions Architect on how achieving operational excellence can help organizations realize their cloud business objectives while migrating to AWS. I dive deep into the five design principles that AWS Managed Services (AMS) uses to achieve operational excellence. Amazon is guided by four principles: customer […]

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Using AWS Migration Hub network visualization to overcome application and server dependency challenges

Using AWS Migration Hub network visualization to overcome application and server dependency challenges

When you embark on a cloud migration, it can be challenging to identify application and server dependencies. In some organizations, IT assets are maintained in a spreadsheet that is updated infrequently. Some organizations have configuration management database (CMDB) software, but it tends to be outdated or unusable. It lacks the infrastructure data that is essential […]

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Scheduling centralized multi-account and multi-Region patching with AWS Systems Manager Automation

Scheduling centralized multi-account and multi-Region patching with AWS Systems Manager Automation

In an earlier blog post, I showed how you can use AWS Systems Manager Automation to patch managed instances across multiple AWS accounts and Regions. I showed how to perform this operation manually (or through the AWS CLI using start-automation-execution). In this blog post, I show you how to schedule a multi-account and multi-Region patching […]

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Accelerating large-scale rehost migrations with CloudEndure Migration Factory

Accelerating large-scale migrations to AWS with CloudEndure Migration Factory

Many customers today want to migrate their servers to AWS as quickly as possible. This is often due to data center lease rapidly approach the termination/ renewal stages, or a first step in a large technology transformation program. This is not an easy activity, especially when you may have hundreds, if not thousands, of servers […]

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Standardizing Database Migrations with AWS Database Migration Service and AWS Service Catalog

Companies and organizations are moving data and technology infrastructure to AWS to modernize their applications and gain access to cloud services. The move results in lower costs, increased productivity, and reduced downtime. Some customers are migrating data to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) to take advantage of AWS AI and ML services, while others […]

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Automating custom cost and usage tracking for member account owners in the AWS Migration Acceleration Program

This blog post was contributed by Kanishk Mahajan, AWS and Kalpana Roge, McAfee The AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) is a cloud migration program that helps enterprises achieve business benefits by migrating existing workloads to Amazon Web Services. MAP provides consulting support, training, and credits on AWS services to reduce risk, build a strong operational […]

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Microsoft SCCM admins: Get started with AWS Systems Manager Patch Manager

As organizations migrate their traditional data centers and applications into the AWS cloud, they also want to modernize their patching mechanisms in order to reap the benefits of operating in the cloud. We find that many customers are looking to move away from Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) for patching, and move towards an […]

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How to take advantage of AWS Control Tower and CloudEndure to migrate workloads to AWS

June 22, 2021: This blog post describes CloudEndure Migration. AWS Application Migration Service, the next generation of CloudEndure Migration, is now the recommended service for lift-and-shift migrations to AWS. Most of the customers we work with want to migrate their existing workloads to an AWS environment. They prefer to follow documented AWS best practices, especially […]

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Centralized multi-account and multi-Region patching with AWS Systems Manager Automation

AWS Systems Manager Automation now supports multi-account and multi-Region actions enabling you to centrally manage your AWS resources. This feature reduces the time and overhead needed for enterprise-wide configuration, operational actions, and compliance remediation. In this blog post, I show you how to use AWS Systems Manager Automation to patch your managed instances across multiple […]

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