AWS Cloud Operations & Migrations Blog

Category: Management & Governance

Unlocking Insights: Turning Application Logs into Actionable Metrics

Modern software development teams understand the importance of observability as a critical aspect of building reliable and resilient applications. By implementing observability practices, software teams can proactively identify issues, uncover performance bottlenecks, and enhance system reliability. However, it is a fairly recent trend and still lacks industry-wide adoption. As organizations standardize on containers, they often […]

Automate incident reports from AWS Systems Manager Incident Manager

An effective incident management is foremost for maintaining system reliability and ensuring quick responses to unexpected incidents. Incident Manager, a capability of AWS Systems Manager, helps to mitigate and recover from these incidents by enabling automated responses. In a previous blog with Incident Manager, we talked about setting up escalation mechanisms, creating response plans and […]

How SMBs can deploy a multi-account environment quickly using AWS Organizations and AWS CloudFormation StackSets

Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) need to operate with high availability and mitigate security risks while keeping costs low. An AWS multi-account environment with workload isolation, robust access control, cost visualization, and integrated security mechanisms can help SMBs build a platform to support growth. SMBs want to deploy a multi-account environment on AWS quickly and […]

KPIs – Enterprise Journey from Technology to Business

As discussed in this blog post, AWS sees organizations with well-defined, tracked and aligned business key performance indicators (KPIs) thrive in their cloud transformation journey. However, it is a challenge to define and track these KPIs. Even when organizations align to track outcomes and there is value in doing so, some encounter difficulties focusing on […]

Seamlessly off-board from AWS OpsWorks Stacks by detaching resources

Today, we are announcing new capabilities that enable customers to off-board their stacks, layers, and instances from AWS OpsWorks Stacks before it reaches End of Life on May 26, 2024. Previously, we released this blog post that provides customers a way to migrate workloads in a blue/green manner from OpsWorks Stacks to a new architecture […]

Announcing Amazon CloudWatch Container Insights for Amazon EKS Windows Workloads Monitoring

Monitoring containerized applications requires precision and efficiency. As your applications scale, collecting and summarizing application and infrastructure metrics from your applications can be challenging. One way to handle this challenge is using Amazon CloudWatch Container Insights which is a single-click native monitoring tool provided by AWS. Amazon CloudWatch Container Insights helps customers collect, aggregate, and summarize […]

Leverage AWS Resilience Lifecycle Framework to assess and improve the resilience of application using AWS Resilience Hub

As more customers advance in their cloud adoption journey, they recognize that simply migrating applications to the cloud does not automatically ensure resilience. To ensure resilience, applications need to be designed to withstand disruptions from infrastructure, dependent services, misconfiguration and intermittent network connectivity issues. While many organizations understand the importance of building resilient applications, some […]

Create AWS Config rules efficiently with Generative AI

AWS Config enables businesses to assess, audit, and evaluate the configurations of their AWS resources by leveraging AWS Config rules that represent your ideal configuration settings.  For example a Security Group that allows ingress on port 22 should be marked as noncompliant. AWS Config provides predefined rules called managed rules to help you quickly get […]

Modernizing Account Management with Amazon Bedrock and AWS Control Tower

Introduction The integration of Generative AI into cloud governance transforms AWS account management into a more automated and efficient process. Leveraging the generative AI capabilities of Amazon Bedrock alongside tools such as AWS Control Tower and Account Factory for Terraform (AFT), organizations can now expedite the AWS account setup and management process, aligning with best […]

How to securely provide access to centralized AWS CloudTrail Lake logs across accounts in your organization

In 2022, we launched AWS CloudTrail Lake, an immutable managed data lake designed to simplify audit, security, and compliance investigations by capturing, storing, and analyze AWS user and API activities. By providing immutable storage for your activity logs, CloudTrail Lake protects the integrity of your audit data by providing read-only access. CloudTrail Lake integrates seamlessly […]