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Using VPC endpoints for AWS X-Ray

Today, AWS X-Ray announces the general availability of VPC endpoint support, which makes it possible for you to establish a private connection between your VPC and AWS X-Ray. Applications running in your VPC can now communicate with AWS X-Ray to send trace data without going through the public internet. In this post, I will show […]

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Reinventing automated operations (Part II)

The first post in this series, Reinventing automated operations (Part I), covered the importance of operations in the cloud and how deferring the creation of an operations plan can slow down your migration. In this post, I’ll share the primary mechanism of iterative improvement (aka flywheel) that AWS Managed Services (AMS) uses to increase operational […]

Detecting and remediating process issues on EC2 instances using Amazon CloudWatch and AWS Systems Manager

Detecting and remediating process issues on EC2 instances using Amazon CloudWatch and AWS Systems Manager

Customers want to have visibility into processes running inside their Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. Critical processes and services in these instances can crash unexpectedly and when they do, it’s crucial for customers to be notified so they can maintain continued business operations. There are multiple ways to see if a service is […]

How Wealthfront utilizes AWS X-Ray to analyze and debug distributed applications

How Wealthfront utilizes AWS X-Ray to analyze and debug distributed applications

This blog post was written by Harichandan Pulagam, a Data Engineer at Wealthfront In this blog post, we describe how Wealthfront used AWS X-Ray to streamline the development and operations of a distributed application. About Wealthfront Wealthfront’s mission is to build a financial system that favors people, not institutions. They strive to provide better experiences […]

Creating contacts, escalation plans, and response plans in AWS Systems Manager Incident Manager

Creating contacts, escalation plans, and response plans in AWS Systems Manager Incident Manager

Many of our customers need an effective incident management and response solution to achieve operational excellence and performance efficiency. Transparency between those who are affected by the incident and those who respond to the incident is key to any incident management process. Finding the right team to mitigate the impact of application or workload incidents […]

AWS Systems Manager Incident Manager integration with Amazon CloudWatch Part 2

AWS Systems Manager Incident Manager integration with Amazon CloudWatch

This is the second post in a two-part series about AWS Systems Manager Incident Manager. In the first post, we covered onboarding steps like creating contacts, an escalation plan, and a response plan in Incident Manager. In this post, we discuss the integration between Incident Manager and Amazon CloudWatch and how Incident Manager components manage an […]

Cost optimization with SQL BYOL using license included Windows instance on Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts

Cost optimization with SQL BYOL using license included Windows instance on Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts

Do you want to bring your eligible SQL Server licenses to use on AWS? Do you have SQL Server licenses but not accompanying Windows Server licenses? Are you worried that you do not have Software Assurance for SQL Server? You can now run license included Windows Server instances on Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts, which makes […]

Diagnose and remediate AWS Security Hub findings with AWS Systems Manager OpsCenter and Explorer

In this post, we will show you how to configure AWS Systems Manager OpsCenter to aggregate security findings from AWS Security Hub into OpsCenter as operational issues. OpsCenter helps operations engineers and IT professionals reduce issue resolution time by providing a central place to view, investigate, and resolve security issues.  AWS Systems Manager Explorer provides […]

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Target a group of Amazon EC2 On-Demand Capacity Reservations

On-Demand Capacity Reservations enable you to reserve capacity for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud(Amazon EC2) instances in an Availability Zone for any duration. You can use AWS Resource Groups to organize AWS resources into logical collections of applications, projects or environments. Last year, we introduced the ability to target EC2 capacity reservations in a resource group by using […]

AWS CloudTrail Best Practices

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. AWS CloudTrail gives you a history of AWS calls for your account, including API calls made through the AWS Management Console, AWS SDKs, and command line tools. As a result, you can identify: Which users and accounts called AWS APIs […]