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Enhance Amazon EKS Containerized Application Resilience with AWS Resilience Hub

Enhance Amazon EKS Containerized Application Resilience with AWS Resilience Hub

Building and managing resilient, micro-service based Containerized applications in a distributed environment is hard; maintaining and operating them is even harder. Even though containerized applications running on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) take advantage of the performance, scale, reliability, and availability of AWS infrastructure which, we need to understand that failures will occur and […]

Strategies to Distribute Visibility in Multi-account Environments

Speed matters in business, and AWS customers want to move quickly and securely when they choose to innovate and develop on our platform. As customers scale their AWS footprint, a majority of them adopt a multi-account strategy to separate their workloads and better enable their teams to build rapidly. The AWS multi-account strategy provides guidance […]

How to receive notifications of AWS AppConfig deployment events

AWS AppConfig, a capability of AWS System Manager, allows you to quickly and confidently deploy new features using feature flags, or update your software behavior using operational flags, in a safer and validated way. Feature flags help teams move faster by decoupling a deployment of code from the release of a feature. Code can be […]

Choose, create, and track your unit metrics for your applications

When you operate in the variable spend model of the Cloud, business growth can translate into a variable bill that reflects the activity of your workloads in your environment. For some customers, a monthly increase in their AWS bill is a normal part of growth, but for many, is an unwanted outcome. Therefore, it is […]

Tag workloads with AWS Config conformance packs across AWS accounts

Overview As cloud deployments get larger and more complex, Organizations struggle with managing and identifying a growing set of resources. Tags provide companies with metadata about their resources – they can use them to identify the resources for cost allocation, operations or data security. AWS Config is an AWS service that continually assesses, audits, and […]

Implementing a custom ConfigSource in Quarkus using AWS AppConfig

Most systems developed on the cloud nowadays implement a microservices architecture. A common demand is that each microservice is highly configurable and that configuration can be changed without changing code, and ideally, without restarting a running service instance. Quarkus (see https://quarkus.io/) is a popular framework for writing high-performing microservices in Java. AWS AppConfig is AWS’ […]

Using Amazon CloudWatch metrics to monitor time to expiration for Reserved Instances | Amazon Web Services

This post shows you how to monitor the days remaining for Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances. The solution uses a custom Amazon CloudWatch metric published via an AWS Lambda function. It creates a CloudWatch alarm and an Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) topic for notification when the alarm exceeds the user-defined threshold. CloudWatch allows you […]

How Capgemini used AWS Systems Manager and AWS cloud native observability to provide self-service monitoring

This post was written in collaboration with David Wansell, an Enterprise Cloud Architect at Capgemini with over 20 years of experience across multiple enterprise domains. He designs and builds automation and solutions that enable customers to deliver on their desired outcomes in their cloud adoption journey. Customers need a way to automatically create alarms that […]

How Capgemini used AWS Systems Manager and AWS cloud native observability to provide self-service logging and analytics

This post was written in collaboration with David Wansell, an Enterprise Cloud Architect at Capgemini with over 20 years of experience across multiple enterprise domains. He designs and builds automation and solutions that enable customers to deliver on their desired outcomes in their cloud adoption journey. Log analysis helps customers to manage infrastructure and applications […]

Using AWS Cost Explorer and cost allocation tags to view Amazon S3 costs by bucket

AWS customers often have many users and groups within their organization utilizing Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) buckets. In addition, customers often need a way to accurately understand the costs on a per-bucket basis for cost observability and charge back mechanisms. This is also important if a customer is entering the AWS Migration Acceleration […]