AWS Cloud Operations & Migrations Blog

Category: Learning Levels

Manage Microsoft’s 90-day license assignment rules with AWS License Manager

AWS License Manager makes it easier to manage your software licenses across AWS and on-premises environments. AWS License Manager lets administrators create customized licensing rules that emulate the terms of their licensing agreements, apply these rules to keep track of licenses used, and control whether an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance should be […]

Read More

Multi-step API monitoring using Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics

As customers add more applications, the number of APIs and webpages increase exponentially. The new multi-step HTTP monitoring in Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics offers visibility and helps you proactively solve problems. It helps engineering teams monitor their APIs 24/7 using flexible scripts so that they can maintain SLA compliance. In this post, we show you how […]

Read More
AWS Config

Using AWS Config custom resources to track any resource on AWS

AWS Config is a powerful service you can use to track infrastructure resources and simplify compliance. AWS Config continuously monitors and records your resource configurations. It also allows you to use AWS Config rules to automate the evaluation of recorded configurations against desired state. You can use its remediation actions to address noncompliant resources and […]

Read More

Customize Amazon CloudWatch alarm notifications to your local time zone – Part 2

In part 1 of this series, I cover how to customize Amazon CloudWatch alarm notifications using CloudWatch Events rule. For more information, see the Customize Amazon CloudWatch alarm notifications to your local time zone – Part 1 blog post. In this part, I walk through the process of using Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) […]

Read More

Customize Amazon CloudWatch alarm notifications to your local time zone – Part 1

This two-part series discusses how to customize Amazon CloudWatch alarm notifications to your local time zone. Part 1 covers customizing using CloudWatch Events rule. Part 2 covers customizing using Amazon SNS. You can use Amazon CloudWatch to set alarms and automate actions based on predefined thresholds or machine learning algorithms that identify anomalous behavior in […]

Read More
Featured image

Use AWS License Manager APIs for the bulk import of license configurations and entitlements

When customers migrate workloads to the cloud, they can often substantially reduce costs by using their existing software licenses. AWS License Manager makes it possible for customers to allocate their existing licenses to their cloud-hosted workloads, enforce licensing rules to avoid falling out of compliance, and automate the tracking and management of the resources that […]

Read More
automated operations cloud operating model

Reinventing automated operations (Part I)

This is the first in a two-part series that covers lessons learned at AWS Managed Services (AMS) as we help customers and partners achieve operational excellence on AWS. To create a secure and consistent cloud operating model, you need both operational experience and AWS skills. In my conversations with customers, it is common for experienced […]

Read More

Manage license compliance during migration of workloads to AWS

When customers migrate workloads to the cloud, they can often substantially reduce costs by using their existing software licenses. In most cases, this is as simple as reallocating licenses from their on-premises infrastructure to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. Because software audits and true-ups are increasingly routine these days, customers must remain compliant […]

Read More
Latest from AWS Organizations

The latest from AWS Organizations (Spring 2021)

AWS Organizations provides features customers can use to manage their AWS environment across accounts. When paired with other AWS services, AWS Organizations helps you manage permissions, create and share resources, govern your environment, and centrally control your security requirements. Here’s what the team has been up to since our virtual 2020 re:Invent season. Use attribute-based […]

Read More

Using AWS Service Catalog and the AWS Service Management Connector for ServiceNow to deliver infrastructure in AMS-governed environments

AWS Managed Services (AMS) operates AWS on your behalf, providing a secure and compliant , a proven enterprise operating model, ongoing cost optimization, and day-to-day infrastructure management. AMS provides a secure and efficient means to make controlled changes to your infrastructure to ensure compliance. Changes are approved and automated through its approval engine. You can […]

Read More