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Dynamically adjusting X-Ray sampling rules

In a distributed system environment, tracing service-to-service interactions is essential to easily identify service bottlenecks, faults, and errors. AWS X-Ray allows you to set up tracing on your applications hosted on a variety of compute environments, such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), Amazon Elastic […]

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Simplifying permissions management at scale using tags in AWS Organizations

AWS Organizations has extended its existing tagging support for AWS accounts to include all Organizations resources, such as organizational units (OUs) and your root and organization-level policies. You can tag these resources as you create them, giving you a convenient way to make sure that your Organizations resources are categorized from the start, without needing […]

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Multi-account AWS Trusted Advisor summaries now available in AWS Systems Manager Explorer

AWS Systems Manager Explorer is a customizable operations dashboard that reports information about your AWS resources. Explorer displays an aggregated view of operations data (OpsData) for your AWS accounts and across Regions. In Explorer, OpsData includes metadata about your Amazon EC2 instances, patch compliance details, and operational work items (OpsItems). AWS Trusted Advisor is an […]

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This diagram shows how AWS Config continuously tracks the state of resources in your account. When changes are detected, AWS Config tracks records those changes and maintains a history. Those changes and history are delivered to an s3 bucket and can be later accessed via the console or the API. If a rule is deployed to evaluate the resource, it can be triggered automatically. The evaluation results can be displayed on the console or accessed via the AWS Config API.

Using AWS Config for security analysis and resource administration

This blog post is a collaboration between Snehal Nahar, Technical Account Manager at AWS and Howard Zeemer, Manager of Operational Tools and Automation at LendingTree In this post, we will discuss how Lending Tree is using AWS Config for resource administration and security analysis. LendingTree empowers consumers to shop for financial services, comparing multiple offers […]

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Instantly monitor serverless applications with AWS Resource Groups

Serverless computing allows you to build and run applications without thinking about servers. Building serverless applications means that your developers can focus on their core product instead of worrying about managing and operating servers. This reduced overhead lets developers reclaim time and energy that can be spent on developing great products that scale and are reliable. […]

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Use Systems Manager Automation documents to manage instances and cut costs off-hours

Cut costs by minimizing infrastructure when it’s not under heavy use, for example turning off EC2 and RDS instances nights and weekends. In this post you will learn how to do this using Systems Manager Automation Documents, State Manager, and CloudWatch Events.

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Deploying packages sequentially using AWS Systems Manager

AWS Systems Manager helps to control the sequence of package deployment in managed instances. Managed instances can be Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, virtual machines (VM) including VMs in other cloud environments, and on-premises servers. Customers are trying to automate the process of managing their state of hybrid infrastructure. They need to run […]

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Actionable Insights based on anomaly detection in AWS X-Ray

Today, we launched in public preview X-Ray Insights, a new feature of AWS X-Ray, which uses anomaly detection to create actionable insights about any anomalies in your application. AWS X-Ray helps developers analyze and debug distributed applications. With this launch, you will be able to proactively identify issues in your applications caused by increases in the […]

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Build your own software asset governance platform on AWS

Software Asset Governance or Software Asset Management is a key component of an organization’s cyber security strategy. Different aspects of Software Asset Governance find notable mentions in renowned security frameworks and standards such as SANS CIS Critical Security Controls, NIST Special Publication 800-53, and Cloud Security Alliance’s Cloud Control Matrix. The subject goes beyond cyber-security […]

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Keep up on the latest from AWS Organizations- Summer 2020

This is our second installment of the latest news from AWS Organizations, which allows you to centrally manage and govern your AWS environment across accounts. We have had some exciting launches over the past few months, including new service integrations and Region expansions. Here’s the latest since April 2020: Create a backup policy that applies […]

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