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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 […]

How to manage multi-account applications with AppRegistry and Resource Access Manager

In previous posts we discussed how AWS Service Catalog AppRegistry helps you group applications and application resources within a single context. You can define applications within AppRegistry by providing a name, description, associations to AWS CloudFormation stacks, and associations to application metadata. It is common for customers to deploy applications with CloudFormation across multiple AWS […]

Using AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry and IAM Roles Anywhere on-premises to ingest metrics into Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus

Customers using Prometheus in self-hosted environments face challenges in managing a highly-available, scalable and secure Prometheus server environment, infrastructure for long-term storage, and access control. Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus, a Prometheus-compatible monitoring service for infrastructure and application metrics, solves these problems by providing a fully-managed environment which is tightly integrated with AWS Identity and […]

Visualize and gain insights into your AWS cost and usage with Amazon Managed Grafana

As you migrate workloads to AWS and increase consumption of AWS services, it becomes critical to have a comprehensive view of the value of AWS, as well as to track and effectively manage your AWS cost and usage. AWS offer multiple native services such as AWS Cost Explorer, AWS Budgets, and AWS Cost Anomaly Detection to allow […]

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How AWS Control Tower users can proactively verify compliance in AWS CloudFormation stacks

AWS Control Tower customers leverage infrastructure as code (IaC) to consistently deploy resources within their AWS multi-account setup. Enterprises want their developers to create and manage resources that they need to build applications while maintaining compliance with the organizations’ security, operational, and cost optimization best practices. Most solutions today inform customers about non-compliant resources only […]

Deploying Custom AWS Config Rules in an AWS Organization Environment

In this post, we will show how you can deploy AWS Config custom rules across accounts in your organization, leveraging the Rules Development Kit (RDK), an open source development kit designed to support intuitive and efficient “Compliance-as-Code” workflows. With AWS Config custom rules, you can define custom logic for the desired configuration state of your […]

Adding metrics and traces to your application on Amazon EKS with AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry, AWS X-Ray and Amazon CloudWatch

In order to make a system observable, it must be instrumented. This means that code to emit traces, metrics and logs must be added to the application either manually, with libraries, or with automatic instrumentation agents. Once deployed, the instrumented data from the application will be sent to the respective backend. There are a number […]

Using Amazon CloudWatch RUM with a React web application in five steps

In this post we will explain how you can use Amazon CloudWatch RUM to monitor a single-page web application built using React. CloudWatch RUM is a real user monitoring (RUM) capability which helps you identify and debug client-side issues and enhance the end user’s digital experience. The data that you can visualize and analyze includes […]

Monitoring the status of Windows services with Amazon CloudWatch

When you have an application that relies on a specific Windows service being up and running, knowing the status of this service can be a useful part of your observability solution. This service status data can be displayed on dashboards, used to create alarms, or used to trigger automated resolutions. This post presents a solution […]