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Managing AWS account lifecycle in AWS Control Tower using the Account Close API

AWS Control Tower provides the easiest way for you to set up and govern your AWS environment following prescriptive AWS best practices managed on your behalf. AWS Control Tower orchestrates multiple AWS services (AWS Organizations, AWS CloudFormation StackSets, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), AWS Single Sign-On, AWS Config, AWS CloudTrail) to build a landing […]

Announcing AWS AppConfig Extensions

Using feature flags and other runtime configuration types is a fast-evolving technology segment. Adjusting your software behavior with a minor configuration update instead of deploying code lets teams move faster and more safely. Furthermore, releasing a feature using a feature flag allows engineering teams to turn on features to a limited set of users and […]

AWS Observability Services and Nobl9 Provide Quick and Easy SLO Monitoring

Learn how OutSystems uses AWS observability services and Nobl9 to establish and implement Service Level Objectives (SLOs) that consistently meet customers’ service availability expectations. What are SLOs? SLOs are essentially targets that are set for a given system’s desired consistency of behavior over time. SLO compliance is tracked based on service level indicators (SLIs), which […]

Fully-automated enterprise-scaled provisioning of AWS Accounts via Self-Service using Jira Service Desk

With more than 5 million articles from over 7,000 brands, OTTO is one of the leading German online shopping platforms. In the future, it will open up to even more brands and partners as part of its transformation. OTTO is part of the internationally active Otto Group, with headquarters in Hamburg, and employs 6,100 people […]

Automate AWS Systems Manager activation for hybrid-managed node registration

AWS Systems Manager (formerly known as SSM) is an AWS service that you can use to view and control your servers on AWS cloud and on-premises infrastructure. Systems Manager makes it easy to manage a hybrid environment. To set up servers and virtual machines (VMs) in your hybrid environment as Systems Manager managed instances, you […]

Using Amazon CloudWatch metrics math to monitor and scale resources

Many applications require monitoring, scaling, and alerting across multiple dimensions. This requirement adds operational complexity for Developer Operations (DevOps) teams, as they must track numerous discrete data points. Instead, you can use Amazon CloudWatch metric math to create composite metrics quickly and easily. In this post, you’ll learn to apply these concepts to monitoring dashboards, […]

Using Business Agility to Unlock Business Value while Migrating to AWS

In a recent article by McKinsey, ” Unlocking value: Four lessons in cloud sourcing and consumption”, enterprises estimate that around 30% of their cloud spend is wasted. Furthermore, approximately 80% of enterprises consider managing cloud spend a challenge. Even though over 70% of enterprises cite optimizing cloud spend as a major goal, it remains an […]

Integrate administrator approval for EC2 Image Builder AMIs using AWS Systems Manager

Building Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) for your Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances or Docker containers is a crucial step that will define the baseline for many of your workloads. AWS released a service called EC2 Image Builder (Image Builder) to help you build your pipelines more simply. Customers have different requirements depending on […]

Bulk edit of OpsItems in AWS Systems Manager OpsCenter

In a previous post, we discussed using Operational insights in Systems Manager OpsCenter to help you identify duplicate issues and noisy event sources. However, there are still situations where you will have numerous OpsItems that require updating. Instead of manually editing one-by-one, you can use a nifty feature for bulk editing of Opsitems in AWS […]

Announcing AWS Config Custom Rules using Guard Custom policy

AWS Config lets you evaluate your AWS resources with a desired configuration state using AWS Config Rules. In AWS Config, you can define two types of rules, managed rules and custom rules. Managed rules are AWS provided rules that will evaluate your resources with a predefined configuration state that address some of the most common […]