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Build an observability solution using managed AWS services and the OpenTelemetry standard

Open standards, specifically the ones implemented by OpenTelemetry, are becoming the de-facto mechanism of implementing observability for numerous organizations that support this CNCF initiative. This blog post showcases how an organization can easily build a central observability platform with single-pane-of-glass visibility into their various applications that run both in the public cloud as well as […]

Extending and exploring alarm history in Amazon CloudWatch – part 1

Alarm history data can be invaluable in diagnosing trends, impacts and root causes for issues in your application. In this two-part blog series, we will demonstrate how to move beyond the standard 14 day alarm history, and turn your Amazon CloudWatch alarm state changes into logs and metrics that you can graph on your CloudWatch […]

Extending and exploring alarm history in Amazon CloudWatch – part 2

In part 1 of this blog series, we demonstrated how to utilize an Amazon EventBridge rule to create Amazon CloudWatch logs and metrics from a change in state of your CloudWatch alarms. To diagnose trends, impacts, and root causes, you may want to see trends in alarm history or visualize this data alongside other CloudWatch […]

How to validate AWS Service Catalog AppRegistry attribute groups schema and take remediation actions

Many customers define resource tagging strategy to manage their AWS resources to either being able to identify the resource owner or the cost center, or for any other purpose. Therefore, it’s important to have a mechanism to identify those resources that don’t have the essential resource tags. In AWS Service Catalog AppRegistry, attribute groups are […]

Automate AWS Config data visualization with AWS Systems Manager

Earlier this year we published a blog, Visualizing AWS Config data using Amazon Athena and Amazon QuickSight. It outlines the steps for setting up AWS Config with Amazon Athena and Amazon QuickSight. We received great feedback from that post. To further help our customers adopt these tools we are happy to announce the availability of […]

Announcing AWS CloudTrail Lake – a managed audit and security Lake

Organizations managing cloud infrastructure in AWS need effective mechanisms to audit operations in their AWS accounts for security and compliance. In November 2013, we announced AWS CloudTrail as the auditing platform for AWS. Since then, millions of customers have adopted this service. We believe CloudTrail is so important to AWS customers’ success that every new […]

How to monitor hybrid environments with AWS services

As enterprises start migrating to the cloud, one challenge they will face is framing and implementing a holistic monitoring strategy for the hybrid environment. In our experience, there are three main reasons for this. First and foremost, an enterprise generally has multiple monitoring tools in place, but when the enterprises start moving to the cloud, […]

Using ELB Access Logs and AWS Application Cost Profiler to track tenant cost of shared AWS Infrastructure

In our previous post on AWS Application Cost Profiler (ACP), we demonstrated how application owners instrument a serverless application with tenant metadata in a contextual format using AWS X-Ray. This tenant metadata is necessary for ACP to generate a granular cost breakdown of shared AWS resources used by multi-tenant applications. These granular cost insights let […]

Root and Nested Organizational Unit Support for Customizations for AWS Control Tower

Customers often use AWS accounts as a boundary to segregate their workloads, environments, business units, compliance requirements, or any type of logical isolation that suits their business. An AWS account serves as a hard boundary by design – each account is its own logical entity with controls, limits, and guardrails. Large customers typically have many […]

A beginners’ guide for Finance and Operations teams in their cloud migration journey

Finance teams maintain a unique position in their organization enabling them to accelerate strategic business imperatives. As custodians of capital, they play a crucial role in deciding where to place strategic bets. A cloud migration comes with many unknowns, variables, and new capabilities that business teams must unpack for a seamless cloud journey. This blog […]