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Category: Learning Levels

How to use Resilience Hub’s Fault Injection Experiments to test application’s resilience

In this post, you’ll learn how to utilize AWS Fault Injection Simulator (AWS FIS) and AWS Resilience Hub to refactor a simple serverless application. Resilience Hub lets you define, validate, and track the resiliency of your AWS application. Resilience Hub integrates with AWS FIS, a chaos engineering service, to provide fault-injection simulations of real-world failures. These […]

Viewing Amazon CloudWatch metrics with Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus and Amazon Managed Grafana

Monitoring AWS services comprising of a customer workload with Amazon CloudWatch is important for resiliency of a workload. Customers can bring their CloudWatch data alongside their existing Prometheus data sources to improve their ability to join or query across for a holistic view of their systems. The Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus is a serverless […]

Governance Patterns to Manage Private Workloads through Cloud Operations Services

Introduction For enterprises, one of the larger obstacles when adopting and migrating to the cloud is how to establish a well-thought-out cloud governance model to meet internal or regulatory compliance requirements. One common inhibitor in the field is that enterprises seek to come up with a one-size-fits-all approach to cloud governance for all workloads. We […]

A self-service patching solution for multi-account organizations

Patch Management is a critical operation that every organization wants to prioritize. This becomes tedious and challenging if an enterprise operates on a platform-consumer or hub-spoke model. An example of this would be a multi-account environment with hundreds of accounts and thousands of users using applications hosted in AWS. Different application owners have different requirements […]

Validating and Improving the RTO and RPO Using AWS Resilience Hub

“Everything fails, all the time”, a famous quote from Werner Vogels, VP and CTO of When you design and build an application, a typical goal is to have it working, the next is to keep it running, no matter what disruptions may occur. It is crucial to achieve resiliency, but you need to consider […]

Procuring software on AWS Marketplace for customers in regulated spaces

Customers operating in highly-regulated spaces often tell us about the compliance challenges that they face when procuring commercial software in the cloud. This is especially true for federal customers subject to the GSA Schedule , or state and local customers operating under NASPO Value Point. Procurements in this space often require negotiated purchasing agreements and […]

Using Amazon CloudWatch dashboards custom widgets

Many of our customers use Amazon CloudWatch dashboards but have additional use cases that would benefit from the ability to include custom datasets in their existing dashboards. Custom widgets let you create your own visualizations or datasets, share them with other teams, provide input or parameters to your widget, and adjust the time scoped on […]

Visualize data on Snowflake usage and credits using Amazon Managed Grafana

In August 2021, AWS announced Amazon Managed Grafana as generally available (GA), a fully-managed service that’s developed together with Grafana Labs and based on open source Grafana. Enhanced with enterprise capabilities, Amazon Managed Grafana makes it easier to visualize and analyze operational data at scale. Amazon Managed Grafana is a fully-managed and secure data visualization service that […]

Use AWS RAM and AWS MGN to Govern your Migration at scale in AWS

Introduction AWS customers consider Lift & Shift as the first increment of value delivery in their cloud adoption journey. Following this strategy customers will have benefits of speed, cost reduction, business agility, operational resiliency, and staff productivity. As part of the migration plan they will adopt a multi-account strategy to establish their AWS foundation at […]

AWS named for the first time ever as a Challenger in 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring and Observability

This year, AWS was recognized for the first time as a Challenger in the 2022 Gartner Application Performance Monitoring and Observability (APM) Magic Quadrant. This is the first time AWS is recognized in the report’s 12-year history. The report is published annually and assesses vendors based on their Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. […]