AWS Management & Governance Blog

Category: Foundational (100)

Keep up on the latest from AWS Organizations- Summer 2020

This is our second installment of the latest news from AWS Organizations, which allows you to centrally manage and govern your AWS environment across accounts. We have had some exciting launches over the past few months, including new service integrations and Region expansions. Here’s the latest since April 2020: Create a backup policy that applies […]

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AWS Config for resource housekeeping and cost optimization

This guest blog post is contributed by Bradley Segobiano, a Lead Software engineer at Genesys. Bradley works with the DevOps team and helps developer teams build and run a stable and highly available application platform. The elasticity Cloud Computing provides is a powerful enabler of innovation. But as new infrastructure is deployed, it is important […]

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One-Click access to servers and VMs with Session Manager and MontyCloud

IT administrators and DevOps engineers often perform routine operations to manage their cloud infrastructure, modern on-premises environment workloads, and applications. One such routine operation is the ability to manage Amazon EC2 instances, on-premises instances, and virtual machines (VM) through a remote session. Several tasks such as application and server log reviews, fine-tune configurations, or aborting […]

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How to optimize assessment of cloud services

As my colleague Ilya Epshteyn introduced in his blog titled “How financial institutions can approve AWS services for highly confidential data,” common across the financial services industry is a formal assessment process for cloud services. These assessment processes vary in depth and breadth, striving to determine which cloud services will be best suited to fulfill […]

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Improve monitoring efficiency using Amazon CloudWatch Composite Alarms

OVERVIEW Amazon CloudWatch alarms help customers improve infrastructure monitoring efficiency by reducing the time to detect, triage, and diagnose issues that impact workload performance. CloudWatch alarms can be used extensively as a means to alert customers when application and infrastructure metrics exceed static or dynamically set thresholds. On March 4, 2020 AWS released CloudWatch composite alarms to extend existing […]

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Keep up on the latest from AWS Organizations–Spring 2020

The team here at AWS Organizations has been busy developing new features to make it easier for you to manage multiple AWS accounts, whether you are automating new account creation, consolidating resources into a single bill, or maintaining access safeguards around your resources. There are many new announcements at AWS, so we’re starting this quarterly […]

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Duplicating infrastructure on AWS

In large enterprise organizations, it’s challenging to maintain standardization across environments. This is especially true if these environments are provisioned in a self-service manner—and even more so when new users access these provisioning services. Once you have the resources deployed into an environment, it can be hard, or even impossible, to change it. In case […]

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Extend a self-managed Active Directory to AWS Control Tower

One common use case for customers during the early cloud journey is to use existing identity service such as Microsoft Active Directory. In this blog post, I show you how to setup AWS Control Tower to delegate user authentication to a self-managed Microsoft Active Directory via AWS Managed Microsoft AD. This blog post shows a […]

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Tracking software usage across multiple AWS accounts using AWS License Manager

In a previous post Using AWS License Manager to track your Microsoft SQL Server licenses, you learned how to use AWS License Manager to help you manage your software licenses. In this post, I show you how to use License Manager to manage licenses for your entire organization or a select group of accounts. Overview […]

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Using AWS Systems Manager Change Calendar to prevent changes during critical events

When applications and their development teams grow or evolve around service-specific independent teams, coordination and visibility among projects, deployments and operational events become a critical issue. AWS customers use multiple AWS accounts for many different reasons, adding guardrails around resources and increasing the need for collaboration between different AWS account owners and teams. Previously, these […]

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