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How to Skip Testing and Finalize Cutover in the AWS Application Migration Service

How to Skip Testing and Finalize Cutover in the AWS Application Migration Service

Introduction The purpose of this blog post is to show the steps on how to change the lifecycle status of a source server from “Ready for testing” to “Ready for cutover” to bypass the testing steps when using the AWS Application Migration Service (MGN). This approach can be used for specific scenarios where you want […]

Measure Transformation through the Cloud Adoption Lens

Measure Transformation through the Cloud Adoption lens

Introduction Business and technology teams often measure Digital Transformation and use a financial metric as the yardstick of success. This is an output focused approach, for example – if you migrate applications as-is to the cloud and reduce costs, businesses will approve more similar migrations. However, organizations need to take a comprehensive approach and include […]

Title of blog: Monitoring Windows services with Amazon CloudWatch

Monitoring Windows services with Amazon CloudWatch

If you run Windows workloads on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), monitoring the health and performance of your Windows Services is essential for reliable systems administration. It’s not just about ensuring uptime; it’s about having a pulse on your system’s health and performance. With a variety of services operating in the background, each playing […]

Manage EC2 Launch Templates at scale during rehost migrations with AWS MGN

Many customers rehost their environments to AWS using AWS Application Migration Service (MGN), and have to prepare future-state configuration for every server they are migrating within each migration wave. When a migration wave includes multiple servers, customers have to manually configure multiple EC2 Launch Templates in the AWS console. For each server migrated using AWS […]

Navigating Windows Workload Modernization without Active Directory

Navigating Windows Workload Modernization without Active Directory AWS Customers often migrate Windows workloads to AWS using a lift-and-shift or modernization strategy. Modernizing is a popular choice due to the opportunity to use purpose-built cloud services and reduce TCO by lowering operational overhead and licensing costs. While modernizing, customers often need to evaluate whether they still […]

Considerations for migrating workloads between AWS Regions

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a highly reliable, scalable, and low-cost cloud infrastructure platform in many Regions around the world. AWS has designed these Regions to be isolated from each other. This design enables applications to achieve a high level of fault tolerance and stability. Regions are further grouped into partitions such as aws, aws-gov, […]

Validate your Migration cutovers using predefined post-launch actions

Validate your Migration cutovers using predefined post-launch actions

Intro Migration involves a crucial step of validating that your applications perform as expected in the cloud, achieved through multiple checks or scripts run on migrated servers. Manual performance of these tasks is complex, time-consuming, and prone to errors, particularly when migrating servers or applications at scale. AWS Application Migration Services (AWS MGN) simplifies this […]

Improving Mergers & Acquisitions Due Diligence with AWS Audit Manager

The purpose of this narrative is to provide guidance for Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Due Diligence stakeholders on how to leverage AWS Audit Manager to support compliance and risk assessments during technical due diligence. The target audience of this guidance includes practitioners that support diligence, integration, corporate development (CorpDev), technology/IT, auditing, and advisory activities during […]

Achieve domain consistency in event-driven architectures

Application modernization is an important and growing migration strategy for many businesses. Most applications begin as a monolith, focusing on a specific business use case. As businesses grow, so does the complexity and number of business use-cases that their monoliths must support. This causes monolith application components to be tightly coupled and less cohesive, making […]

Know Before You Go: AWS-re-Invent-2023, AWS Management Console

Know Before You Go – AWS re:Invent 2023 | AWS Management Console

New this year, the AWS Customer Experience team has tips to help you enhance your re:Invent experience and learn about various improvements that make AWS even easier to use. Meet us at our kiosks in the AWS Village and be sure to check out the sessions below. Our sessions will cover best practices for managing […]