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Category: Learning Levels

Migrating to Amazon API Gateway: A Datalex success story

Datalex is an industry leader of omni-channel retail solutions for airlines around the world. The Datalex product portfolio supports end-to-end retail capabilities that include pricing, shopping, and order management. This year, Datalex’s multi-year deal with their API provider was up for renewal. As part of a best practice review, they considered other options. When the […]

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Automate FedRAMP controls in your AWS environment using AWS Config conformance packs

AWS Config has released a new sample conformance pack template to help customers meet the operational best practices for Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). FedRAMP is a U.S. government-wide program that delivers a standard approach to the security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. Conformance packs are a collection […]

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Analyzing Amazon Lex conversation log data with Grafana

Analyzing Amazon Lex conversation log data with Grafana

To support business and internal processes, organizations are increasing their use of conversational interfaces. They offer opportunities for more availability, improved service levels, and reduced costs. As these conversational services become more important, so, too, does the need to monitor performance and effectiveness of these interfaces with analytics and dashboards. This analysis, in turn, is […]

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Open sesame: Granting privileged access to EC2 instances with Session Manager

In this guest blog post, Herman Lee (Cloud Solution Architect, VP) and Nauman Noor (Managing Director) from the public cloud engineering team at State Street discuss their use of AWS Systems Manager Session Manager for privileged access management of Amazon EC2 instances. State Street Corporation is a financial services company responsible for the management, custody, […]

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Manage AWS Managed Microsoft AD resources with Session Manager port forwarding

Manage AWS Managed Microsoft AD resources with Session Manager port forwarding

Active Directory administrators are accustomed to managing domain resources using Remote Server Administrators Tools (RSAT) installed on either their workstations or a member server in the domain.  When it comes to managing resources on a managed Active Directory service, such as the case with AWS Managed Microsoft AD, these tools must be available for administrators […]

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Monitoring Cisco CSR 1000v VPN tunnel and BGP status using Amazon CloudWatch

Many organizations get access to their AWS resources using a Direct Connect connection or a Site-to-Site VPN. AWS Site-to-Site VPN creates a secure connection between your data center or branch office and your AWS cloud resources.  In this post, we will see how to monitor your Cisco CSR VPN tunnel and BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) […]

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How Line of Business Leaders Can Jump-Start Cloud Innovation

Cloud transformation is imperative Line of business (LOB) leaders and application owners within a business recognize that they urgently need to pivot their model to cloud—and not just to save cost or to get out of a data center. They own the apps that drive revenue for the business and modernizing them is critical to […]

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Getting Started with Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus

4/9/2021 – Updated the Prometheus server deployment setup part by removing the AWS SigV4 side-car proxy container. This is no longer needed as the Prometheus server now directly signs requests made to the AMP remote write API. Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus (AMP) is a Prometheus-compatible monitoring service for container infrastructure and application metrics for […]

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Amazon Managed Grafana – Getting Started

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Amazon Managed Grafana is a fully managed and secure data visualization service that enables customers to instantly query, correlate, and visualize operational metrics, logs, and traces for their applications from multiple data sources. Amazon Managed Grafana is based on the […]

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Increase application visibility and governance using AWS Service Catalog AppRegistry

Many customers deploy applications with a multitude of resources using AWS CloudFormation templates.  As customers begin to scale, these templates are often re-used across multiple applications.  At this point, important tasks like identifying deployed applications and understanding which CloudFormation stacks are associated with an application become more difficult. Visibility is an important component of a […]

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