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Creating Packer images using AWS System Manager Automation

If you run AWS EC2 instances in AWS, then you are probably familiar with the concept of pre-baking Amazon Machine Images (AMIs). That is, preloading all needed software and configuration on an EC2 instance, then creating an image of that. The resulting image can then be used to launch new instances with all software and […]

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Enabling self-service provisioning of AWS resources with AWS Control Tower

Customers provision new accounts in AWS Control Tower whenever they are on-boarding new business units or setting up application workloads. In some cases, organizations also want their cloud users, developers, and data scientists to deploy self-service standardized and secure patterns and architectures with the new account. Here are a few examples: A developer or cloud […]

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Using Amazon CloudWatch metric filters and alarms to monitor logs on SonicWall Firewall

In this guest post, Marcin Gornik – Director of IT at Tommy John Inc discusses how they used CloudWatch Metric Filters to monitor their SonicWall Firewall system to better secure their infrastructure. TommyJohn, a clothing design and manufacturer company, uses Amazon CloudWatch to monitor their SonicWall firewall devices. This blog discusses why CloudWatch was selected […]

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How to take advantage of AWS Control Tower and CloudEndure to migrate workloads 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 if they are in early stages of their cloud journey. About AWS Control Tower AWS Control Tower was created to address this customer request. AWS Control Tower is the […]

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Education site ApplyBoard monitors their mission-critical EKS environment using CloudWatch Container Insights

This guest blog post is contributed by Jayat Markan, a DevOps engineer at ApplyBoard. Jayat helps developer teams build and run a stable and highly available application platform. ApplyBoard’s online platform enables international students to apply to educational institutions across the United States and Canada. This blog post discusses how ApplyBoard set up monitoring on […]

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Comcast adds CloudWatch metrics aggregation when monitoring Kinesis Video Streams

This post walks through how Comcast Corporation set up monitoring for Amazon Kinesis Video Streams. To support their business requirements and performance SLAs, they added additional aggregated metrics vended by the Kinesis Video Stream service into Amazon CloudWatch. Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company that offers a home security solution called Xfinity […]

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EMR Cluster

Using AWS Systems Manager Run Command to submit Spark/Hadoop jobs on Amazon EMR

Many customers use Amazon EMR with Apache Spark to build scalable big data pipelines. For large-scale production pipelines, a common use case is to read complex data from a variety of sources. This data must be transformed to make it useful to downstream applications, such as machine learning pipelines, analytics dashboards, and business reports. Such […]

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Simplifying setup for new accounts using Service Quotas

Service Quotas enables you to view and manage your quotas for AWS services from a central location. You can currently view and manage over 100 services, such as Amazon VPC, Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon RDS. Recently, we made it easier to manage quotas for Amazon EC2 with vCPU-based On-Demand Instance limits, which reduce the number […]

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How to set up automatic failover for AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate

Creating a resilient configuration management system comes with a variety of challenges. The goal of this post is to solve an important component of this: failing over to a standby AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate server when a primary server is unavailable. With the procedure described in this post, if the main OpsWorks for Chef […]

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Controlling your AWS costs by deleting unused Amazon EBS volumes

Customers across industries and verticals consider cost management as one of their top priorities. Limited visibility into a volume’s lifecycle can result in costs for unutilized resources. AWS builds cost-management products to access, organize, understand, control, and optimize costs on AWS. Unused and overlooked Amazon EBS volumes contribute to AWS costs. The lifecycle of EBS […]

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