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Monitor Python apps with Amazon CloudWatch Application Signals (Preview)

Monitor Python apps with Amazon CloudWatch Application Signals (Preview)

AWS announced Amazon CloudWatch Application Signals during re:Invent 2023. It is a new feature to monitor and understand the health of Java applications. Today we are excited to announce that Application Signals now supports Python applications. Enabling Application Signals allows you to use AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT) to instrument Python applications without code changes. […]

Unlock Faster Releases with AWS AppConfig: The Secret Weapon for Your CI/CD Strategy

Striking a Balance Between Reliability and Agility in Cloud Operations The IT operation team of an enterprise serves as the first line of defense against potential business disruptions. They operate 24/7, acts as a hub, continuously monitor and manage the IT environment. The operation team handles and prioritizes critical IT incidents to minimize downtime and […]

How to monitor AWS WAF logging centrally using Amazon Managed Grafana

It is important for cloud security operations teams to maintain a high level of cloud security and detect and respond to malicious web activity in near real-time. AWS WAF helps protect web applications from common web exploits that could affect application availability, compromise security, or consume excessive resources. However, as your cloud environment scales with […]

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 […]