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How SMBs can deploy a multi-account environment quickly using AWS Organizations and AWS CloudFormation StackSets

Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) need to operate with high availability and mitigate security risks while keeping costs low. An AWS multi-account environment with workload isolation, robust access control, cost visualization, and integrated security mechanisms can help SMBs build a platform to support growth. SMBs want to deploy a multi-account environment on AWS quickly and […]

KPIs – Enterprise Journey from Technology to Business

As discussed in this blog post, AWS sees organizations with well-defined, tracked and aligned business key performance indicators (KPIs) thrive in their cloud transformation journey. However, it is a challenge to define and track these KPIs. Even when organizations align to track outcomes and there is value in doing so, some encounter difficulties focusing on […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Centralize image administration for virtual machines and containers using EC2 Image Builder

Customers may have different processes for image building across virtual machines, containers, or both. This variation in processes introduces operational overhead in managing images, including the initial configuration and the ongoing updates. From the AWS Well-Architected Operational Excellence Pillar, section “Document and share lessons learned”, these images should be standardized, configured with the latest patches, […]

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 […]