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Introducing AWS Config Multi-Account, Multi-Region support for Advanced Query

I’m excited to introduce you to our latest feature addition, AWS Config Advanced Query. Advanced query, launched last year, makes it easy to query the resource configuration properties of your AWS resources for audit, compliance, or operational troubleshooting using simple SQL-like queries. With our latest release, you can now use Advanced query with configuration aggregators, enabling you […]

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Mechanisms to govern license usage with AWS License Manager

AWS License Manager streamlines the process of bringing software vendor licenses to the cloud. As you build your applications in AWS that use third party licenses or move your on-premises workloads to AWS, you can save costs by using bring-your-own-license (BYOL) opportunities. This can be done by re-purposing your existing license inventory for use with […]

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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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AWS CloudFormation: Signed, sealed, and deployed

State Street Corporation is a global bank that is responsible for managing over 10% of the world’s wealth.  It also focuses on engineering better outcomes for its investors and customers, striving to bring innovative solutions to market and enhance customer value. To manage complexity and provide a stable agile platform, State Street uses Infrastructure as […]

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Enabling self-service provisioning of AWS resources with AWS Control Tower

Customers provision new accounts in AWS Control Tower whenever they are on-boarding new business units or setting up application workloads. In some cases, organizations also want their cloud users, developers, and data scientists to deploy self-service standardized and secure patterns and architectures with the new account. Here are a few examples: A developer or cloud […]

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How to set up CloudWatch Anomaly Detection to set dynamic alarms, automate actions, and drive online sales

In this post, I introduce you to Anomaly Detection in Amazon CloudWatch. I provide a step-by-step tutorial on how to create Anomaly Detection alarms that are dynamic, so you can automate actions such as placing items on sale if retail orders drop below an expected baseline. Why Anomaly Detection in Amazon CloudWatch? Amazon CloudWatch is […]

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Introducing AWS Config Conformance Packs

I am very excited to introduce the latest addition to the AWS Config service: conformance packs. Conformance packs help you manage configuration compliance of your AWS resources at scale – from policy definition to auditing and aggregated reporting, using a common framework and packaging model. What are conformance packs? Conformance packs enable you to create […]

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Providing temporary instance permissions with AWS Systems Manager Automations

Instances might have to call certain API actions or access certain resources during an AWS Systems Manager Automation execution. What if you don’t want to apply the additional permissions to the instance’s existing instance profile? In this post, I show you how to provide temporary permissions to instances when executing an Automation within the document […]

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Simplifying setup for new accounts using Service Quotas

Service Quotas enables you to view and manage your quotas for AWS services from a central location. You can currently view and manage over 100 services, such as Amazon VPC, Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon RDS. Recently, we made it easier to manage quotas for Amazon EC2 with vCPU-based On-Demand Instance limits, which reduce the number […]

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Automating routine cloud operations with AWS Systems Manager and MontyCloud

IT administrators and DevOps engineers often perform routine operations to manage their cloud infrastructure and modern cloud workloads. Such tasks are considered as Day-2 tasks as they generate routine outcomes for the organization. Customers often use Python scripts to perform such tasks. Creating and managing the required computing environment for Python scripts, along with ongoing […]

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