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Category: Management & Governance

Build an AWS Config Custom Rule to Optimize Amazon EBS Volume Types

This blog provides step-by-step instructions for building an AWS Config custom rule and a custom Config Remediation so that you can optimize your EBS Volume types with Amazon EBS gp3 volumes. AWS Config is a service that lets you assess, audit, and evaluate your AWS resource configurations. AWS Config provides AWS Managed Rules, which are […]

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Using CloudTrail data events with Athena and CloudWatch to create an audit trail for DynamoDB tables events

Highly regulated industries must maintain an audit trail of events at various levels to meet regulatory and industry compliance requirements. Data events provide visibility into the resource operations performed on or in a resource, including object-level API activities such as delete, update, and put items. You can use AWS CloudTrail to create an audit trail […]

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Using Prometheus Adapter to autoscale applications running on Amazon EKS

Automated scaling is an approach to scaling up or down workloads automatically based on resource usage. In Kubernetes, the Horizontal Pod Autoscaler (HPA) can scale pods based on observed CPU utilization and memory usage. In more complex scenarios, we would account for other metrics before deciding the scaling. For example, most web and mobile backends […]

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Govern your applications centrally using AppRegistry and Application Manager

The customers I work with often handle multiple applications in their cloud environments. In general, an application includes multiple AWS resources deployed via AWS CloudFormation stacks, APIs, or other infrastructure as code tools. My customers often ask me about efficient mechanisms for managing the resources and governing the security policies of their resources in an Application […]

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Managing the account lifecycle in account-per-tenant SaaS environments on AWS

Managing the account lifecycle in account-per-tenant SaaS environments on AWS

Software as a service (SaaS) companies have many options when they implement multi-tenancy in their applications. The AWS SaaS Factory Program provides recommendations for different deployment patterns depending on factors such as cost, compliance, and end-customer requirements. You might find that silo methods like VPC-per-tenant are not sufficient. Your application might be in a highly […]

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Improve your application availability with AWS observability solutions

Distributed systems are complex due to their high number of interconnected components and susceptibility to failures caused by constant updates. Legacy monolithic applications can be distributed across instances and geographic locations or microservices. These rely on thousands of resources to operate and can be updated frequently, scaled elastically, or invoked on demand. In turn, these […]

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Implementing a cross-account and cross-Region AWS Config status dashboard

AWS Config helps central IT administrators monitor the compliance of multiple AWS accounts and multiple regions in large enterprises. AWS Config utilizes a configuration recorder to detect changes in your resource configurations and capture these as configuration items. A separate configuration recorder exists for every region in each AWS account. However, AWS Config recorders can […]

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Visualize and gain insights into your AWS cost and usage with Cloud Intelligence Dashboards and CUDOS using Amazon QuickSight

Across all industry segments, our customers require better visibility into their AWS usage to help them understand the return on their investment, achieve operational efficiency, and make business decisions that have financial impact. As organizations mature, customers need to answer simple but granular operational questions related to: Which key areas should I focus to optimize […]

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Query and visualize Microsoft SQL Server license utilization using Amazon Athena and Amazon QuickSight

Query and visualize Microsoft SQL Server license utilization using Amazon Athena and Amazon QuickSight

In part 1 of this two-part series, I showed you how to deploy a solution to centrally track Microsoft SQL Server licenses in AWS Organizations across multiple AWS accounts and Regions. In this post, I will show you how to query and visualize the aggregated Inventory data using Amazon Athena and Amazon QuickSight to centrally manage your SQL Server licenses. With […]

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