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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Improve visibility of hybrid applications with AppDynamics and AWS Service Catalog AppRegistry

Co-Authored By James Schneider, Sr. Solutions Architect at AppDynamics As organizations innovate and grow, they require modern application architectures and a vast landscape of tools to scale and manage their operation. As the operation continues to expand, it becomes increasingly difficult to identify distributed services and resources that are associated with specific processes or business […]

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Deep Dive on AWS CloudFormation Macros to transform your templates

AWS CloudFormation macros add custom operations to your templates, including iterations, string manipulations, and math operations. Macros allow these language extensions without sacrificing the declarative benefits enjoyed by our customers, whether they are novice developers or experienced system admins. CloudFormation macros are ideal for system administrators and developers who benefit from the additional logic to […]

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Use AWS CloudFormation Macros to create multiple resources from a single resource definition

AWS CloudFormation macros are used for the custom processing of your template. They use the features of imperative programming, which are not natively available while writing CloudFormation templates. In this blog post, I show you how to create and deploy a CloudFormation macro that provisions identical resources iteratively and uses a unique resource property to […]

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AWS Health Aware – Customize AWS Health Alerts for Organizational and Personal AWS Accounts

AWS strives for high availability and has a 99.9% uptime for most services. However, in the rare event that incidents do occur, customers should be prepared to respond. AWS Health is the primary channel to communicate service degradation, scheduled changes, and resource impacting issues. For customers running critical applications, having access to proactive and real-time […]

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Set up an organization-wide aggregator in AWS Config using a delegated administrator account

AWS Config provides a detailed view of the configuration of AWS resources in your AWS account. With AWS Config, you can review changes in configurations and relationships between AWS resources, explore resource configuration histories, and use rules to determine compliance. An aggregator is an AWS Config resource type that collects AWS Config configuration and compliance […]

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Using AWS Cost and Usage Reports and Cost Allocation Tags to understand VPC Flow Logs data ingestion costs in Amazon S3

AWS customers enable the VPC Flow Logs feature in their accounts for security, governance, and auditing. They often have several teams who create VPC flow log subscriptions for their workloads and publish the data  to the same Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket as part of a centralized logging architecture. Customers need a way […]

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Troubleshoot and resolve Windows workload issues using AWS Systems Manager Fleet Manager

If you’re a cloud operations engineer, you have the financial and operational responsibility to implement a monitoring, tracking, and resolution process to keep a fleet of EC2 instances healthy while staying within budget. In this blog post, I show how you can quickly detect, track, troubleshoot, and resolve operational issues at scale with Amazon CloudWatch, […]

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