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Scaling for performance with AWS Mainframe Modernization and Micro Focus

Mainframe applications often execute business critical functions which have to be resilient, scalable, and cost efficient. When migrating and modernizing these applications with AWS, it is important to design an application and infrastructure architecture meeting the performance requirements while optimizing the cost and satisfying availability and scalability needs. This applies to both online and batch […]

Automating centralized package management in AWS using AWS Systems Manager Distributor and AWS Systems Manager State Manager

This blog post was jointly contributed by Kanishk Mahajan, AWS and Dominic Medsker, Moody’s Customers routinely leverage 3rd party agent-based packages and vulnerability management tools, such as CrowdStrike, TrendMicro, and Tenable, to securetheir AWS environments. AWS supports distribution of third-party agents with AWS Systems Manager Distributor (Distributor). Distributor lets you package your own software or […]

Scale Operational Readiness Reviews with AWS Well-Architected Tool

In this blog post, learn how to scale out an operational readiness review (ORR) in your organization by using the AWS Well-Architected Tool (AWS WA Tool) and its Custom Lens capability. The AWS WA Tool ‘Custom Lens’ feature was launched in Nov 2021 and makes it a single place for you to review and measure best practices across your […]

How to import migrated Amazon EC2 instances into infrastructure code

Modeling Infrastructure as Code (IaC) enables you to automate the lifecycle of AWS resources. However, the timing for IaC adoption can vary. AWS customers often move quickly in the beginning by performing block-level replication of their servers to the cloud. This is suitable when hundreds or thousands of servers need to exit their data center […]

Announcing AWS CloudTrail Lake integration with AWS Config

Organizations managing cloud infrastructure in AWS need effective mechanisms to audit operations in their AWS accounts for security and compliance. Early this year we announced the availability of AWS CloudTrail Lake a managed data lake that lets organizations aggregate, immutably store, and query events recorded by CloudTrail for auditing, security investigation, and operational troubleshooting. CloudTrail […]

Automate the sending of AWS Audit Manager assessment reports

Implementing compliance at scale is not an easy endeavor for customers as they move their workloads to the AWS cloud. Due to the challenges that are posed by cloud environments such as the more ephemeral nature of resources or the dynamic landscape of the cloud, automation is paramount to success. At an enterprise scale the […]

Operationalizing CloudWatch Anomaly Detection

In this post, you’ll explore Amazon CloudWatch anomaly detection and set it up using the AWS Console, the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI), and AWS CloudFormation. We also review some best practices when using CloudWatch anomaly detection. CloudWatch alarms allow you to watch CloudWatch metrics and receive notifications when the metrics fall outside of […]

Avoid patching failures due to low disk space with AWS Systems Manager Automation and CloudWatch alarms.

Every organization has to comply with keeping their fleet updated on patching and ensure that business and workloads are not affected due to patching. One of the challenges for the operations teams is to patch at scale without affecting production software. The most common reasons workloads patching fails are insufficient disk space, a spike in […]

Automate AIOps for your microservices in AWS using Amazon DevOps Guru and AWS Systems Manager Incident Manager

Artificial intelligence operations (AIOps) is the process of using machine learning techniques to solve operational problems. The goal of AIOps is to reduce human intervention in IT operations processes. By using advanced machine learning techniques, you can reduce operational incidents and increase service quality, and AIOps can help you predict incidents before they happen. Amazon […]

Cost Optimization recommendations for AWS Config

In this post, we’ll walk you through the various best practices and recommendations for optimizing AWS Config costs. This also provides technical guidance for looking at the rules and the recorder, how to start deleting or removing rules that aren’t needed, and then editing the Settings of Config, specifically the “Resource types to record”, to […]