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Category: Management & Governance

Manage EC2 Launch Templates at scale during rehost migrations with AWS MGN

Many customers rehost their environments to AWS using AWS Application Migration Service (MGN), and have to prepare future-state configuration for every server they are migrating within each migration wave. When a migration wave includes multiple servers, customers have to manually configure multiple EC2 Launch Templates in the AWS console. For each server migrated using AWS […]

Introducing Amazon CloudWatch Alarm Recommendations

Amazon CloudWatch is a foundational AWS service that provides you with actionable insights into your cloud resources and applications. With Amazon CloudWatch Metrics, you can gain better visibility into your infrastructure and large-scale application performance. You can set up alarms using Amazon CloudWatch Alarms for metrics emitted by AWS services or your applications. Identifying which metrics […]

How to monitor application health using SLOs with Amazon CloudWatch Application Signals

Today, customers operate tens, hundreds, or even thousands of applications arranged in complex distributed systems composed of many interdependent services. These applications need to be continuously available and performant to maintain end-user satisfaction and business growth. Amazon CloudWatch Application Signals (now in Preview) makes it easy to automatically instrument and operate applications on AWS to […]

Visualize AWS Health events using Amazon Managed Grafana

Introduction In this blog post you will learn how to visualize AWS Health events using Amazon Managed Grafana to gain deeper insights across multiple Health events in a centralized place. When used in conjunction with AWS Health, Grafana can enhance the ability to respond to issues, optimize performance, and ensure the overall Health of the […]

Four APM features to elevate your observability experience

Four APM features to elevate your observability experience

Application performance monitoring (or APM) is the practice of taking key application performance indicators to ensure system availability, improve system performance, and improve the end-user experience. This week we announced Amazon CloudWatch Application Signals, a new set of features built-in to Amazon CloudWatch to help you speed up troubleshooting, reduce application disruptions, and operational costs, […]

AWS Audit Manager launches AWS Best Practices Framework for Generative AI

The rapid growth of generative AI brings promising new innovation, and at the same time raises new challenges. At AWS, we are committed to developing AI responsibly while enabling customers to provide assurance regarding the security of their environment to regulators and auditors. AWS Audit Manager announces the first version of AWS best practices framework for generative AI […]

How to record resource configuration changes periodically with AWS Config

AWS Config is a service that tracks configuration changes of AWS resources in your AWS account or across your AWS Organizations. AWS Config uses the configuration recorder to detect changes of your resources and track them as configuration items (CIs). Given the increasing complexity of cloud infrastructure, the number of resource configuration changes being made […]

Audit and visualize ephemeral EC2 instances using AWS CloudTrail Lake as a zero-ETL data source in Amazon Athena

Today, we are happy to announce that AWS CloudTrail Lake data is now available for zero-ETL analysis in Amazon Athena. AWS CloudTrail Lake is a managed data lake for capturing, storing, accessing, and analyzing user and API activity on AWS for audit, security, and compliance purposes. CloudTrail Lake allows you to easily aggregate activity logs […]

Improving Mergers & Acquisitions Due Diligence with AWS Audit Manager

The purpose of this narrative is to provide guidance for Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Due Diligence stakeholders on how to leverage AWS Audit Manager to support compliance and risk assessments during technical due diligence. The target audience of this guidance includes practitioners that support diligence, integration, corporate development (CorpDev), technology/IT, auditing, and advisory activities during […]

The Mergers & Acquisitions Cloud Center of Excellence (M&A CCoE) – Part 2: Roles and Responsibilities

This blog post is part 2 of a series focused on the Mergers & Acquisitions Cloud Center of Excellence (M&A CCoE). In part 1, we introduced the concept of the M&A CCoE. In this blog post, we discuss different roles and responsibilities associated with CCoEs. This post is written from the perspective of a buy-side […]