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Introducing new language extensions in AWS CloudFormation

AWS CloudFormation, an Infrastructure as Code (IaC) service that lets you model, provision, and manage AWS and third-party resources, recently released a new language transform that enhances the core CloudFormation language. For our first release, these enhancements are new intrinsic functions for JSON string conversion (Fn::ToJsonString), length (Fn::Length), and support for intrinsic functions and pseudo-parameter […]

Monitoring Data Ingestion Tasks with Amazon CloudWatch Metrics and Alarms

Data is produced every day in increasing volumes and varieties in on-premises and cloud environments. Data ingestion into AWS is a common task and there are many services and architecture patterns that customers use to bring in data. In this post, we provide a guide for establishing monitoring and alerting on a data ingestion workload […]

Building data-driven migration plans with application dependency discovery

Large-scale enterprise cloud migration projects are quite complicated. For example, legacy applications can be highly dependent on operating systems and external services, as well as suffer from a lack of maintenance. This creates challenges for finding the dependencies among different applications. An inventory list of equipment may not be available or updated. Therefore, we don’t […]

How to Manage Licenses for Servers Migrating to AWS using AWS License Manager

We often see large enterprises migrating their workloads to AWS, reaping the benefits of the state-of-the-art migration tool AWS Application Migration Service, and they prefer migrating their Microsoft workloads along with licenses. This post will show how we can lift and shift large enterprise workloads with Windows Bring Your Own Licenses (BYOL) using Application Migration […]

Integrating Kubecost with Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus

This blog post was co-written by Linh Lam, Solution Architect, Kubecost Customers can track their Kubernetes control plane and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) costs using AWS Cost and Usage Reports. However, they often need deeper insights to accurately track Kubernetes costs across namespaces, clusters, pods, and more. We recently announced that AWS and […]

How to get a daily report for your resources configuration changes

AWS allows customers to build, experience, and innovate in their AWS accounts, resulting in dynamic environments. You can manage your resources changes using different controls, such as: Preventive controls with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies Detective controls with AWS Config Rules Preventive and Detective controls with continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines […]

Introducing the ACK controller for Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus

We’re excited to announce that the Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus ACK controller is now generally available for the Workspace, Alert Manager and Ruler resources. The Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus ACK controller lets you take advantage of Prometheus using custom resource definitions (CRDs) and native Kubernetes objects without having to define any resources outside […]

Implementing an alarm to automatically detect drift in AWS CloudFormation stacks

AWS CloudFormation is a service that helps you model and implement your Infrastructure as Code (IaC). It provisions and configures cloud resources as described in template files that are written in JSON or YAML. After resources have been created with CloudFormation, it is possible for users to alter those resources via the AWS Management Console, […]

Migrating AIX workloads to AWS: How to get started

Customers are asking us how to migrate their AIX workloads to Amazon Web Services (AWS).  Customers have questions regarding assessing the current AIX portfolio, estimating the total cost of ownership (TCO) on AWS, and guidance in determining migration patterns and target state architectures for specific workloads.  To accelerate your AIX migrations to the cloud you’ll […]

AWS Resources Lifecycle Management Via ServiceNow and AWS Service Management Connector

Customers deploy series of AWS resources to support their workloads in the cloud. These organizations, as part of their maturity journey, must help managing the lifecycle of their AWS Resources using existing IT Service Management tool, such as ServiceNow. Manually executing these tasks via both consoles (ServiceNow and AWS Console) is inefficient and time-tasking. With […]