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Category: Management & Governance

Use existing Logging and Security Account with AWS Control Tower

AWS Control Tower provides the easiest way for you to set up and govern your AWS environment, or landing zone, following prescriptive AWS best practices managed on your behalf. AWS Control Tower orchestrates multiple AWS services (AWS Organizations, AWS CloudFormation StackSets, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), AWS Single Sign-On (AWS SSO), AWS Config, AWS CloudTrail) to build a landing zone […]

Automate continuous compliance at scale in AWS

AWS Config continuously monitors and records your AWS resource configurations. You can use the service to automate the evaluation and remediation of recorded configurations against desired configurations. You also can review changes in configurations and relationships between AWS resources and dive into the history of a resource configuration. AWS Config conformance packs provide a general-purpose compliance […]

How to Manage Licenses for Servers Migrating to AWS using AWS License Manager

We often see large enterprises migrating their workloads to AWS, reaping the benefits of the state-of-the-art migration tool AWS Application Migration Service, and they prefer migrating their Microsoft workloads along with licenses. This post will show how we can lift and shift large enterprise workloads with Windows Bring Your Own Licenses (BYOL) using Application Migration […]

How to get a daily report for your resources configuration changes

AWS allows customers to build, experience, and innovate in their AWS accounts, resulting in dynamic environments. You can manage your resources changes using different controls, such as: Preventive controls with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies Detective controls with AWS Config Rules Preventive and Detective controls with continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines […]

How to evaluate your Cloud Environment in a well-architected manner

Today, we’re happy to announce the availability of the AWS Well-Architected Management and Governance (M&G) Cloud Environment custom lens! To be ready for migrations and to run workloads at scale on AWS, customers need a properly configured AWS environment. The Well-Architected M&G Environment Guide (M&G Guide) provides best practices and prescriptive guidance to help customers […]

Migrating AIX workloads to AWS: How to get started

Customers are asking us how to migrate their AIX workloads to Amazon Web Services (AWS).  Customers have questions regarding assessing the current AIX portfolio, estimating the total cost of ownership (TCO) on AWS, and guidance in determining migration patterns and target state architectures for specific workloads.  To accelerate your AIX migrations to the cloud you’ll […]

AWS Control Tower releases API, pre-defined controls to your organizational units

AWS Control Tower offers a direct way to set up and govern an AWS multi-account environment following prescriptive guidance and best practices. It orchestrates the capabilities of several other AWS services, including AWS Organizations, AWS Service Catalog, and AWS IAM Identity Center (successor to AWS Single Sign-On), to build a landing zone in less than […]

Prepare for an Audit in AWS Part 2 – General Best Practices

In Part 1 of this blog series, I discussed how you can use purpose-built services, such as AWS Audit Manager, AWS Config, and AWS Artifact, to help with almost any audit that you may be preparing for, with features geared specifically to what is required by an audit. But the story shouldn’t start there. Instead, […]

Prepare for an Audit in AWS Part 1 – AWS Audit Manager, AWS Config, and AWS Artifact

AWS customers represent a range of different verticals, locations, and sizes. Given today’s digital, global economy, customers have various governance needs based upon their geographies. Regardless of the regulations or standards, AWS provides services and resources that help our customers prepare to meet those requirements. In this post, I demonstrate how you can use AWS […]