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Best practices: AWS Outposts in a multi-account AWS environment: Part 2

This post is written by Karl Schween, Principal Solutions Architect at AWS. This post is part two of two part series ‘Sharing AWS Outposts in a multi account AWS environment’ providing you guidance and considerations for sharing AWS Outposts and Amazon S3 on Outposts in a multiple AWS Account environment. AWS Outposts is a fully […]

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Best practices: AWS Outposts in a multi-account AWS environment: Part 1

This post is written by Karl Schween, Principal Solutions Architect at AWS. This post is part one of two part series ‘Sharing AWS Outposts in a multi account AWS environment’ providing you guidance and considerations for sharing AWS Outposts and Amazon S3 on Outposts in a multiple AWS Account environment. AWS Outposts is a fully […]

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Proactive autoscaling of Kubernetes workloads with KEDA and Amazon CloudWatch

Container Orchestration platforms, such as Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), have simplified the process of building, securing, operating, and maintaining container-based applications. Therefore, they have helped organizations focus on building applications. Customers have started adopting event-driven deployment, allowing Kubernetes deployments to scale automatically in response to metrics from various sources dynamically. By implementing event-driven […]

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Monitor Istio on EKS using Amazon Managed Prometheus and Amazon Managed Grafana

Service Meshes are an integral part of the Kubernetes environment that enables secure, reliable, and observable communication. Istio is an open-source service mesh that provides advanced network features without requiring any changes to the application code. These capabilities include service-to-service authentication, monitoring, and more. Istio generates detailed telemetry for all service communications within a mesh. This telemetry […]

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DevOps automation for backup compliance in AWS using AWS Backup Audit Manager

Backup compliance in AWS includes defining and enforcing backup policies to encrypt your backups, protect them from manual deletion, prevent changes to your backup lifecycle settings, and audit and report on backup activity from a centralized console. AWS Backup Audit Manager, a feature within the AWS Backup service, provides built-in compliance controls for these areas. […]

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Supporting Data Residency Requirements by Extending AWS Control Tower Governance to Non-supported Regions

In today’s complex computing environment, organizations continually have new requirements for maintaining data. In essence, data residency is established on multiple levels, and AWS offers different features and services to support it. This post focuses on utilizing the AWS Control Tower governance model to support data residency requirements in regions where AWS Control Tower isn’t […]

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Migrate AWS Landing Zone solution to AWS Control Tower

Customers who wanted to quickly set up a secure, compliant, multi-account AWS environment had adopted AWS Landing Zone solution (ALZ). To reduce the burden of managing this ALZ, AWS has announced a managed service – AWS Control Tower (Control Tower). AWS Control Tower creates your landing zone using AWS Organizations, thereby bringing together ongoing account […]

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Monitor Private VPC Endpoint Health in Hybrid DNS Environments Using CloudWatch Synthetics

We start by paying homage to the Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics canary naming convention, which nods to the original use of canaries to detect carbon monoxide in coal mines. The bird’s small size, high metabolism, and intensified breathing led to their early demise when exposed to the poisonous gas, thereby allowing miners to take corrective action […]

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Extending your Control Tower Network security with Amazon Route 53 DNS Firewall

In our previous post, “Securely scale multi-account architecture with AWS Network Firewall and AWS Control Tower”, we described how AWS Network Firewall can be implemented in an AWS Control Tower environment. AWS Network Firewall provides a stateful, managed firewall with rules to filter and block network and application layer traffic coming to your applications. Centralized […]

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Monitoring AWS Elastic Beanstalk .NET applications with Amazon CloudWatch and Amazon Managed Grafana

AWS Elastic Beanstalk simplifies deployments by handling many of the architectural complexities involved with managing highly available applications. Elastic Beanstalk provides a monitoring console that displays your environment’s status and application health. However, in large deployments with complex application servers, this often requires supplemental, finer grained monitoring and dynamic dashboards in order to achieve the […]

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