AWS Cloud Operations & Migrations Blog

Category: Foundational (100)

Establishing RPO and RTO Targets for Cloud Applications

Determining how to protect and recover an application can often be easier than determining how quickly your business needs that application recovered. Establishing the correct recovery objective targets at an application level is a critical part of business continuity planning, though. This blog is intended to help customers as they establish or reevaluate recovery targets, […]

What is observability and Why does it matter? – Part 1

Before defining observability, consider the following example: You run an e-commerce site, and you’re interested in understanding the customer experience of the site, as well as how that translates into sales. You have identified that long page-loading times lead to poor customer experience, which in turn leads customers to abandon their carts and buy competing […]

Customize Well-Architected Reviews using Custom Lenses and the AWS Well-Architected Tool

The AWS Well-Architected Tool (AWS WA Tool) lets you learn best practices for architecting workloads on the cloud, measure workloads against these best practices, and improve the workload by implementing best practices. These best practices have been curated under the AWS Well-Architected Framework (AWS WA Framework) and Lenses based on our tens of thousands of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]