AWS Management & Governance Blog

Category: Learning Levels

Cloud native application monitoring for AWS

Cloud Native Application Monitoring for AWS

This blog post will show you how DXC used AWS management tools and services to create a custom cloud native application monitoring framework. DXC made this advanced monitoring offering available to their customers, which resulted in improved customer satisfaction. The business driver DXC has a robust set of tools and capabilities to solve customers’ application […]

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Secure monitoring of user workflow experience using Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics and AWS Secrets Manager

Customers often need an easy way to monitor the URLs, API endpoints, and critical GUI workflows of their web applications in a secure fashion. Monitoring helps keep the service available by detecting performance bottlenecks and operational issues as soon as they arise. Customers also want to be alerted when availability and latency issues occur so […]

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AWS Config Rule Development Kit library: Build and operate rules at scale

AWS would like to introduce you to the RDKLib, an open source Python library you can use to build, develop, and deploy custom AWS Config rules at scale. RDKLib works with the AWS Config Rule Development Kit. It is designed to work at the AWS Lambda layer, so you can use the library without needing […]

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How BBVA automated responses through event management at scale

In this blog post, we describe how BBVA USA, a financial institution that ranks among the top 25 largest commercial banks, used AWS services to implement event management at scale and centralize its event response. Generally speaking, security compliance in a monolithic environment is easier to monitor and enforce when a small number of hands […]

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Software Deployment to Amazon WorkSpaces Using AWS Systems Manager

Amazon WorkSpaces is a fully managed virtual desktop environment that runs on AWS. It provides users with desktop cloud-based Microsoft Windows and Linux solutions that can be customized and configured to run seamlessly with your organization. In this blog post, I show you how to install software onto a running WorkSpace using AWS Systems Manager, […]

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Introducing CloudWatch Lambda Insights

CloudWatch Lambda Insights is a monitoring and troubleshooting solution for serverless applications running on AWS Lambda. The solution collects, aggregates, and summarizes system-level metrics including CPU time, memory, disk, and network. It also collects, aggregates, and summarizes diagnostic information such as cold starts and Lambda worker shutdowns to help you isolate issues with your Lambda […]

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Auto tagging blog post

Automatically tag new AWS resources based on identity or role

You might have heard the adage to “tag early, tag often” in infrastructure planning and design sessions. Using accurate, meaningful tags on your AWS resources is a best practice. Consistently applied resource tags deliver organizational benefits such as accurate cost allocation, granular access controls, precisely routed operation issues, and simplified resource operating state changes. This […]

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Customizing account configuration with AWS Control Tower lifecycle events

Customizing account configuration with AWS Control Tower lifecycle events

In this blog post, we show how to customize the networking configuration in an AWS account. For example by deleting the default VPCs in all AWS Regions, using AWS Resource Access Manager to share the appropriate VPC subnets and using AWS Firewall Manager to apply security groups to VPCs in the account.

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Communicate monitoring information by sharing Amazon CloudWatch dashboards

Amazon CloudWatch provides you with data and actionable insights to monitor the health and performance of your infrastructure and applications hosted on AWS and on-premises servers. CloudWatch dashboards and alarms enable you to to rapidly detect performance issues that affect end user experience. CloudWatch has added the ability to share dashboards with users outside of […]

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Use AWS Systems Manager Explorer to optimize your compute resources across your AWS Organizations

As a solutions architect with AWS, I work with customers to right-size their Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute instances to achieve a balance between performance and cost. Optimization is an iterative task that involves several cycles of making changes, analyzing results, and repeating until you reach a satisfactory state. You need to understand the details of […]

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