AWS Cloud Operations & Migrations Blog

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Build Cloud Operations skills using the new Getting Started with AWS CloudTrail Training

Are you an organization that needs help with Configuration, Compliance, and Auditing? Do you need to gain visibility of your organization’s account activity across AWS infrastructure? AWS CloudTrail records actions taken by users, roles, or even an AWS service. CloudTrail records actions taken in the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI), AWS […]

Build Cloud Operations Skills Using the New Getting Started with AWS Config Training

Are you responsible for your company’s compliance? Do you want to make sure that your AWS resources are aligned to your company’s desired configurations? And make sure how to automate the remediations of noncompliant resources? Do you see an opportunity for your organization to automate its continuous compliance at scale? If you need to understand […]

Cost Optimization recommendations for AWS Config

In this post, we’ll walk you through the various best practices and recommendations for optimizing AWS Config costs. This also provides technical guidance for looking at the rules and the recorder, how to start deleting or removing rules that aren’t needed, and then editing the Settings of Config, specifically the “Resource types to record”, to […]

Monitoring the availability and health of on-premises application using AWS CloudWatch Synthetics

Amazon CloudWatch is a monitoring and observability service that provides you with data and actionable insights to monitor your applications, respond to system-wide performance changes, and optimize resource utilization. You can utilize various CloudWatch capabilities to monitor the health of your application that is available over the internet, or resides within an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) […]

How CDW manages AWS support cases for multiple AWS managed services (AMS) Accelerate accounts

CDW is an AWS Advanced Tier partner with six partner programs and 50+ AWS Customer launches. Furthermore, it has partnered with AWS Managed Services (AMS) to provide a competitive advantage that further propels the quality and delivery of end-to-end IT solutions. CDW Cloud Managed Services powered by AMS helps you deploy, deliver, and manage applications […]

Use port forwarding in AWS Systems Manager Session Manager to connect to remote hosts

We recently announced a new capability within AWS Systems Manager Session Manager that allows forwarding connections from client machines to ports on remote hosts. This enables users to securely access and manage remote servers (databases, web servers, etc.) in the private networks without needing to setup bastion hosts or open additional ports to the outside […]

How to deploy CDK v2 to an account that requires boundary policies

Samuel Passman (spssmn, DevOps Consultant), James Dadd (jdaddaws, Infrastructure Architecture Consultant), Asad Syed (asadsy, DevOps Consultant), and Joseph Brian (jkbrian, Senior Engagement Manager) all with ProServe Globals Team. The AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) is an open-source framework that simplifies working with cloud resources using familiar programming languages: C#, TypeScript, Java, Python, and Go […]

Enhance Operational Insight by Converting the Output of any AWS SDK Commands to Prometheus Metrics

Have you ever wished you had the output of an AWS Command to enrich your dashboards or alerts? The AWS control plane contains a rich set of information that can be operationally insightful! Recently I encountered a customer running multiple Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) clusters in an IP constrained environment. When a subnet […]

Selecting File Systems for AWS Mainframe Modernization

Mainframe applications often execute business-critical functions, which have to be resilient, scalable, and cost-efficient. This imperative applies to the multiple layers and components supporting the application, including files, datasets, and their supporting storage systems. When modernizing these applications and files with AWS, choosing the right file-system for the right application data profile is essential. In […]

How to use AWS Config and CloudTrail to find who made changes to a resource

AWS Config is a service that continuously tracks and evaluates the configuration changes of your AWS resources. It provides you with a Resource Timeline which helps you to investigate and audit how the resources and their relationships change over time. AWS Config records the configuration of supported resources in a JSON structure known as a […]