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Featured Image - Adjusting X-Ray sampling rules dynamically using CloudWatch Alarms

Dynamically adjusting X-Ray sampling rules

In a distributed system environment, tracing service-to-service interactions is essential to easily identify service bottlenecks, faults, and errors. AWS X-Ray allows you to set up tracing on your applications hosted on a variety of compute environments, such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), Amazon Elastic […]

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Use Systems Manager Automation documents to manage instances and cut costs off-hours

Cut costs by minimizing infrastructure when it’s not under heavy use, for example turning off EC2 and RDS instances nights and weekends. In this post you will learn how to do this using Systems Manager Automation Documents, State Manager, and CloudWatch Events.

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Deploying packages sequentially using AWS Systems Manager

AWS Systems Manager helps to control the sequence of package deployment in managed instances. Managed instances can be Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, virtual machines (VM) including VMs in other cloud environments, and on-premises servers. Customers are trying to automate the process of managing their state of hybrid infrastructure. They need to run […]

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Build your own software asset governance platform on AWS

Software Asset Governance or Software Asset Management is a key component of an organization’s cyber security strategy. Different aspects of Software Asset Governance find notable mentions in renowned security frameworks and standards such as SANS CIS Critical Security Controls, NIST Special Publication 800-53, and Cloud Security Alliance’s Cloud Control Matrix. The subject goes beyond cyber-security […]

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Analyzing Amazon Lex conversation log data with Amazon CloudWatch Insights

Conversational interfaces like chatbots have become an important channel for brands to communicate with their customers, partners, and employees. They help with faster service, 24/7 availability, and reduced service costs. By monitoring conversations between your customers and the bot, you can gain insights into user interactions, trends, and missed utterances. The additional insights will help […]

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Harness the power of control automation to reduce operational risk and improve compliance

As Financial Service Industry (FSI) customers plan their migration to AWS, a common question is whether there is an easy approach for automating common technology controls to support nearly continuous compliance monitoring. The good news is that AWS provides a number of flexible and powerful capabilities to not only address compliance automation, but to also […]

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Visualizing AWS CloudTrail Events using Kibana

In this blog post you learn how to visualize AWS CloudTrail events, near real time, using Kibana. This solution is useful if you use an ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) stack to aggregate logs from all your systems and applications, analyze these logs, and create visualizations for application and infrastructure monitoring. This solution is also useful […]

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CloudWatch Alarm with SNS and Lambda trigger

Alarms, incident management, and remediation in the cloud with Amazon CloudWatch

Application workloads being built for the cloud are getting easier to deploy with tools like Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) and Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS and AWS Fargate), infrastructure as code (IaC), and full-scale DevSecOps pipelines. But there’s more to migrating workloads than ease of development and deployment: application workloads still need […]

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New architecture used by FireEye using EMF log format

Lowering costs and focusing on our customers with Amazon CloudWatch embedded custom metrics

This post was authored by Martin Holste, CTO for Cloud at FireEye. Amazon CloudWatch provides a mechanism to publish metrics through logs using a format called Embedded Metric Format (EMF). You can use this to ingest complex application metric data to CloudWatch along with other log data. Although you can use this feature in all […]

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