AWS Cloud Operations & Migrations Blog

Category: Foundational (100)

Why you should develop a correction of error (COE)

Application reliability is critical. Service interruptions result in a negative customer experience, thereby reducing customer trust and business value. One best practice that we have learned at Amazon, is to have a standard mechanism for post-incident analysis. This lets us analyze a system after an incident in order to avoid reoccurrences in the future. These […]

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Organizing your AWS Control Tower landing zone with nested OUs

AWS Control Tower provides the easiest way for you to set up and govern your AWS environment, or landing zone, following prescriptive AWS best practices managed on your behalf. AWS Control Tower orchestrates multiple AWS services (AWS Organizations, AWS CloudFormation StackSets, Amazon S3, AWS Single Sign-On, AWS Config, AWS CloudTrail) to build a landing zone […]

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A beginners’ guide for Finance and Operations teams in their cloud migration journey

Finance teams maintain a unique position in their organization enabling them to accelerate strategic business imperatives. As custodians of capital, they play a crucial role in deciding where to place strategic bets. A cloud migration comes with many unknowns, variables, and new capabilities that business teams must unpack for a seamless cloud journey. This blog […]

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AWS attendee guide for Cloud Operations track at re:Invent 2021

AWS re:Invent is a learning conference hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) for the global cloud computing community. We are super excited to join you at the 10th annual re:Invent to share the latest from AWS leaders and discover more ways to learn and build. Let’s celebrate this milestone which will be offered in person […]

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The latest from AWS Organizations (Fall 2021)

AWS Organizations provides features that customers can utilize to manage their AWS environment across accounts. When paired with other AWS services, AWS Organizations helps you manage permissions, create and share resources, govern your environment, and centrally control your security requirements. Here’s what our team has been up to since Spring 2021. Programmatically manage alternate contacts […]

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Visual monitoring of applications with Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics

Monitoring application endpoints is a reliable way to measure availability. This best practice can be extended by adding synthetic monitoring to your observability strategy. Synthetic monitoring lets you continually verify your customers’ experience by following the same routes and actions as your customers. You can create scripts or canaries that monitor things such as availability, […]

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Maximize cloud investment value through operational excellence using AWS Managed Services

Maximize cloud investment value through operational excellence using AWS Managed Services

In this blog post, I share my observations as an AMS Solutions Architect on how achieving operational excellence can help organizations realize their cloud business objectives while migrating to AWS. I dive deep into the five design principles that AWS Managed Services (AMS) uses to achieve operational excellence. Amazon is guided by four principles: customer […]

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Managing the multi-account environment using AWS Organizations and AWS Control Tower

Managing the multi-account environment using AWS Organizations and AWS Control Tower

This is the third post in our series about multi-account management. In the first post, Governance, risk, and compliance when establishing your cloud presence, we focus on design considerations for managing in a cloud environment. Our second post, Best Practices for Organizational Units with AWS Organizations, provides guidance for a production-ready organizational unit (OU) structure when creating […]

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Monitor Amazon EventBridge events in your Slack channels with AWS Chatbot

DevOps teams use chat collaboration platforms such as Slack and Amazon Chime to monitor systems and respond to events. When AWS Chatbot is integrated with Slack and Chime, users can monitor and interact with AWS resources from the chat channels, which reduces context switching between applications. DevOps users now can receive notifications from more than […]

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