AWS Management & Governance Blog

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Automating account provisioning with CloudCheckr integration for Cloud Financial Management

AWS Organizations helps you centrally manage and govern your environment as you grow and scale your AWS resources. AWS Organizations lets you programmatically create new AWS accounts to allocate resources, group accounts to organize your workflows, apply policies to accounts or groups for governance, and simplify billing by utilizing a single payment method for every […]

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Migrating custom Landing Zone with RAM to AWS Control Tower

Migrating custom Landing Zone with RAM to AWS Control Tower

The AWS Landing Zone is a solution that helps customers accelerate the setting up of a secure, multi-account AWS environment based on AWS best practices. In June 2019, AWS launched AWS Control Tower. AWS Control Tower is a managed AWS service that automates the creation of a multi-account AWS environment based upon the AWS Well-Architected […]

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Visualize and gain insights into your AWS cost and usage with Cloud Intelligence Dashboards and CUDOS using Amazon QuickSight

Across all industry segments, our customers require better visibility into their AWS usage to help them understand the return on their investment, achieve operational efficiency, and make business decisions that have financial impact. As organizations mature, customers need to answer simple but granular operational questions related to: Which key areas should I focus to optimize […]

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Building a cloud CMDB on AWS for consistent resource configuration in hybrid environments

In this post, we will show you how you can design and implement a configuration management database (CMDB) strategy as part of your cloud operating model. We are going to review some common needs when building a CMDB and the relevant AWS services that will help you build a comprehensive solution. We will talk about […]

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Migrating from HashiCorp Packer to EC2 Image Builder

Migrating from HashiCorp Packer to EC2 Image Builder

Customers often ask how to migrate their Windows and Linux operating system golden image build factory configured in Hashicorp Packer over to Amazon EC2 Image Builder so they can be free from the operational management of their build infrastructure, reduce developer dependency, create re-usable components, and easily integrate with Amazon Web Services (AWS) native services for end-to-end […]

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Run multiple instances of SQL Server on one Amazon EC2 instance

Run multiple instances of SQL Server on one Amazon EC2 instance

In this blog post, I’ll show you how to install multiple instances of SQL Server (of the same or different version) on a single Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance. The information in this post applies to all supported SQL Server versions and editions on EC2. Solution overview When you install SQL Server for […]

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Accelerate application development with AWS CloudFormation by preventing stack rollback

Accelerate application development with AWS CloudFormation by preventing stack rollback

AWS CloudFormation helps minimize downtime when you are deploying application and infrastructure resources. By default, it supports a deployment safety approach (that is, one in which it rolls back to the last known good state whenever an error is encountered during the deployment of stack resources). This works well for production systems, but might not […]

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How Rackspace uses AWS Systems Manager for instance patching across multi-cloud and hybrid environments

How Rackspace uses AWS Systems Manager for instance patching across multi-cloud and hybrid environments

This post was written in collaboration with Ryan Walker, a Principal Engineer with the Solutions and Services Engineering team at Rackspace. Now that cloud technology has become ubiquitous, companies have many options for hosting servers and building out solutions. From the use of multiple cloud providers to bare metal devices to private cloud, or even […]

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Enhance CloudWatch metrics with metric math functions

Enhance CloudWatch metrics with metric math functions

In June 2021, the Amazon CloudWatch team launched 14 new metric math functions. In this blog post, I’ll describe these new functions and show how you can use them to enhance your existing CloudWatch metrics, dashboards, and alarms. Metrics are an important part of observability and monitoring. A numerical representation of data measured over time, […]

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Create fine-grained CloudWatch canary schedules with cron expressions

Create fine-grained CloudWatch canary schedules with cron expressions

In this post, I’ll explain how to create fine-grained canary schedules to meet your business requirements using built-in cron expression scheduling in Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics. You can use CloudWatch Synthetics to create canaries, configurable scripts that run on a schedule, to monitor your endpoints and APIs. Because canaries follow the same routes and perform the […]

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