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Using AWS CodePipeline to deploy AWS Config conformance packs created with the Rule Development Kit

As consultants, we often help customers manage AWS services using infrastructure as code (IaC). We follow DevOps practices for building, versioning, testing, and deploying services. We also use AWS Config custom and managed rules to evaluate the configuration settings of AWS resources. AWS Config continuously tracks the configuration changes that occur among AWS resources and […]

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Using delegated admin for AWS Config operations and aggregation - AWS management and Governance blog

Using delegated admin for AWS Config operations and aggregation

You can use AWS Organizations to centrally manage and govern multiple accounts within your AWS organization. The service includes a management account, which has permissions to create accounts and manage and govern underlying infrastructure. The management account has wide permissions and access to accounts within the organization, so it should only be used for absolutely […]

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Self-service VPCs in AWS Control Tower using AWS Service Catalog

One of the first tasks my customers do when creating a new AWS account is to create the right network integration for their enterprise. Typically, this means implementing an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) across a multi-account framework that was provisioned with AWS Control Tower. When these are provisioned in a self-service model, we see […]

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Cost Optimization with nOps and CloudTrail

Cost optimization with nOps and CloudTrail

This post is co-authored by JT Giri, CEO and Founder at nOps, and Tomo Sakatoku, Principal Partner Solutions Architect at AWS Cost optimization is always critical to everyone. Customers make lots of effort to make sure their AWS Platform operates cost-effectively. AWS provides tools to help customers optimize and visualize costs. AWS Cost Explorer provides […]

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AWS CloudTrail Best Practices

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. AWS CloudTrail gives you a history of AWS calls for your account, including API calls made through the AWS Management Console, AWS SDKs, and command line tools. As a result, you can identify: Which users and accounts called AWS APIs […]

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Amazon Managed Grafana preview updated with new capabilities

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Starting today, Amazon Managed Grafana is now available to all AWS customers in public preview and updated with new features and plugins. Amazon Managed Grafana manages the provisioning, setup, scaling, and maintenance of Grafana servers, eliminating the need for customers […]

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Proactive monitoring of application configuration deployment using AWS AppConfig and Amazon CloudWatch

While deploying critical changes to large-scale applications, unexpected errors can render the application unavailable to end users until the changes are manually rolled back. As a best practice, many Amazon teams use AWS AppConfig to deploy application configuration changes. AWS AppConfig is a capability of AWS Systems Manager that you can use to create, manage, […]

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How to automate capture and analysis of CI/CD metrics using AWS DevOps Monitoring Dashboard solution

Across the world, organizations are investing in DevOps tools to improve productivity in their software delivery process. Customers tell us that they want to collect performance and operational metrics on their continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline, to quantify value from DevOps automation investments and to identify opportunities to improve efficiency in software delivery capabilities. However, […]

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Use Jira Service Management to track and resolve operational items related to AWS resources

Customers can use the AWS Service Management Connector for Jira Service Desk to enable the OpsCenter integration feature on Jira projects. Using a scenario involving an operational item in AWS, this blog post walks you through an example of investigating and resolving an OpsCenter OpsItem from within Jira Service Management.

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AWS Network Firewall logs are ingested into CloudWatch and analyzed through Contributor Insights and CloudWatch Logs Insights.

Use Contributor Insights to analyze AWS Network Firewall

AWS recently launched AWS Network Firewall, a stateful, managed network firewall that provides intrusion detection and prevention for Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC). In a large-scale enterprise environment, it can be difficult and time-consuming to inspect multiple log groups and log streams. Investigating a security incident across a Network Firewall fleet that spans different VPCs […]

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