AWS Cloud Operations & Migrations Blog

Category: Learning Levels

AWS CloudFormation: Signed, sealed, and deployed

State Street Corporation is a global bank that is responsible for managing over 10% of the world’s wealth.  It also focuses on engineering better outcomes for its investors and customers, striving to bring innovative solutions to market and enhance customer value. To manage complexity and provide a stable agile platform, State Street uses Infrastructure as […]

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Enabling self-service provisioning of AWS resources with AWS Control Tower

Customers provision new accounts in AWS Control Tower whenever they are on-boarding new business units or setting up application workloads. In some cases, organizations also want their cloud users, developers, and data scientists to deploy self-service standardized and secure patterns and architectures with the new account. Here are a few examples: A developer or cloud […]

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How to set up CloudWatch Anomaly Detection to set dynamic alarms, automate actions, and drive online sales

In this post, I introduce you to Anomaly Detection in Amazon CloudWatch. I provide a step-by-step tutorial on how to create Anomaly Detection alarms that are dynamic, so you can automate actions such as placing items on sale if retail orders drop below an expected baseline. Why Anomaly Detection in Amazon CloudWatch? Amazon CloudWatch is […]

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Using Amazon CloudWatch metric filters and alarms to monitor logs on SonicWall Firewall

In this guest post, Marcin Gornik – Director of IT at Tommy John Inc discusses how they used CloudWatch Metric Filters to monitor their SonicWall Firewall system to better secure their infrastructure. TommyJohn, a clothing design and manufacturer company, uses Amazon CloudWatch to monitor their SonicWall firewall devices. This blog discusses why CloudWatch was selected […]

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How to take advantage of AWS Control Tower and CloudEndure to migrate workloads to AWS

June 22, 2021: This blog post describes CloudEndure Migration. AWS Application Migration Service, the next generation of CloudEndure Migration, is now the recommended service for lift-and-shift migrations to AWS. Most of the customers we work with want to migrate their existing workloads to an AWS environment. They prefer to follow documented AWS best practices, especially […]

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Education site ApplyBoard monitors their mission-critical EKS environment using CloudWatch Container Insights

This guest blog post is contributed by Jayat Markan, a DevOps engineer at ApplyBoard. Jayat helps developer teams build and run a stable and highly available application platform. ApplyBoard’s online platform enables international students to apply to educational institutions across the United States and Canada. This blog post discusses how ApplyBoard set up monitoring on […]

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Comcast adds CloudWatch metrics aggregation when monitoring Kinesis Video Streams

This post walks through how Comcast Corporation set up monitoring for Amazon Kinesis Video Streams. To support their business requirements and performance SLAs, they added additional aggregated metrics vended by the Kinesis Video Stream service into Amazon CloudWatch. Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company that offers a home security solution called Xfinity […]

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MyFirstConformancePack

Introducing AWS Config Conformance Packs

I am very excited to introduce the latest addition to the AWS Config service: conformance packs. Conformance packs help you manage configuration compliance of your AWS resources at scale – from policy definition to auditing and aggregated reporting, using a common framework and packaging model. What are conformance packs? Conformance packs enable you to create […]

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Providing temporary instance permissions with AWS Systems Manager Automations

Instances might have to call certain API actions or access certain resources during an AWS Systems Manager Automation execution. What if you don’t want to apply the additional permissions to the instance’s existing instance profile? In this post, I show you how to provide temporary permissions to instances when executing an Automation within the document […]

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EMR Cluster

Using AWS Systems Manager Run Command to submit Spark/Hadoop jobs on Amazon EMR

Many customers use Amazon EMR with Apache Spark to build scalable big data pipelines. For large-scale production pipelines, a common use case is to read complex data from a variety of sources. This data must be transformed to make it useful to downstream applications, such as machine learning pipelines, analytics dashboards, and business reports. Such […]

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