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Category: Learning Levels

Managing cross-Region reports for AWS Marketplace and AWS Service Catalog resources

Organizations have many business reasons to track resource usage across their AWS environments. For example, management and administrative teams want to track operation expenditure, license governance, and asset tracking for their AWS Marketplace solutions across Regions currently in use. A centralized reporting dashboard allows the teams to access this information quickly and efficiently. This post […]

What is observability and Why does it matter? – Part 1

Before defining observability, consider the following example: You run an e-commerce site, and you’re interested in understanding the customer experience of the site, as well as how that translates into sales. You have identified that long page-loading times lead to poor customer experience, which in turn leads customers to abandon their carts and buy competing […]

Automatically update alternate contacts for newly created AWS Accounts

Customers use the cloud to move faster and build differentiated products and services. AWS lets you experiment, innovate, and scale more quickly, all while providing a flexible and secure cloud environment. Furthermore, a multi-account AWS environment lets you build and deploy workloads quickly, while providing mechanisms to do so in a secure, scalable, and resilient […]

Using AWS AppConfig Feature Flags

AWS recently launched AWS AppConfig Feature Flags. Feature flagging is a powerful tool that allows engineers to safely push out new features to customers, but doing so in a measured and usually gradual way. In this blog post, you will learn about what feature flags are, what are the benefits to using them, and what […]

Supporting Data Residency Requirements by Extending AWS Control Tower Governance to Non-supported Regions

In today’s complex computing environment, organizations continually have new requirements for maintaining data. In essence, data residency is established on multiple levels, and AWS offers different features and services to support it. This post focuses on utilizing the AWS Control Tower governance model to support data residency requirements in regions where AWS Control Tower isn’t […]

Fail fast but safely – how Old Mutual is using Developer Sandboxes for real digital innovation

This is a guest post co-authored with Kershnee Ballack and Wilkister Wechuli from Old Mutual Limited Old Mutual Limited (OML) is a pan-African financial services group that offers financial solutions to retail and corporate customers across 14 African countries. Its purpose is to help customers thrive by enabling them to achieve their lifetime financial goals, […]

Find Your Business Domains to Start Refactoring Monolithic Applications

This post is an introduction to Domain-Driven Design on AWS. It provides guidance on how to identify business domains within legacy monolithic applications, and how these can be decomposed into a collection of microservices. Starting with a Domain-Driven Design for your microservices will help you garner the benefits of cloud scale in your newly refactored […]

Chaos engineering leveraging AWS Fault Injection Simulator in a multi-account AWS environment

Large-scale distributed software systems in the cloud are composed of several individual sub-systems—such as CDNs, load balancers, web servers, application servers and databases—as well as their interactions. The interactions sometimes have unpredictable outcomes caused by unforeseen events (for example, a network failure, instance failure, etc.). These events can lead to system-wide failures of your critical […]

How McAfee used Amazon CloudWatch to monitor a multi-PB data migration to Databricks on AWS

This blog post was contributed by Kanishk Mahajan@AWS; Hashem Raslan, Manager, Engineering@McAfee; Anastasia Zamyshlyaeva, Vice President, Data Engineering@McAfee McAfee, a global leader in online protection security enables home users and businesses to stay ahead of fileless attacks, viruses, malware, and other online threats. McAfee wanted to create a centralized data platform as a single source […]

Enforce best practices in AWS Systems Manager documents leveraging CFN Guard

Many of us use AWS Systems Manager (SSM) documents to help automate various tasks. As we author documents and move them toward deployment, we’ll likely enforce certain standards and best practices. The AWS CloudFormation team released a general-purpose tool called AWS CloudFormation Guard that we can use to help enforce these best practices. In this […]