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Category: Management & Governance

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 […]

The Mergers & Acquisitions Cloud Center of Excellence (M&A CCoE) – Part 1

The purpose of this two-part blog post series is to provide high-level guidance and principles to Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) stakeholders on M&A Cloud Centers of Excellence (CCoEs). In this blog post, we introduce the concept of an M&A CCoE. In Part 2 of this series, we detail specific roles and responsibilities for M&A CCoEs. […]

Announcing AWS CloudTrail Lake one-year extendable retention pricing option

In 2022 Amazon Web Services (AWS) released AWS CloudTrail Lake, a managed audit and security lake that allows you to aggregate, immutably store, visualize, and query your activity logs for auditing, security investigation, and operational troubleshooting.  Working backwards from our customers we have added capabilities to CloudTrail Lake such as the ability to copy CloudTrail events into […]

Build a Cloud Automation Practice for Operational Excellence: Best Practices from AWS Managed Services

Introduction In today’s fast-paced business environment, organizations are actively pursuing operational excellence to maintain a competitive edge. Automation is a critical foundation for achieving better efficiency, reliability, and scalability in operations. However, integrating automation into cloud practice entails more than simply implementing software or tools. Building a cloud automation practice requires a transformative journey that […]

Monitoring GPU workloads on Amazon EKS using AWS managed open-source services

As machine learning (ML) workloads continue to grow in popularity, many customers are looking to run them on Kubernetes with graphics processing unit (GPU) support. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances powered by NVIDIA GPUs deliver the scalable performance needed for fast ML training and cost-effective ML inference. Monitoring GPU utilization gives valuable information for researchers working […]

Amazon Connect real-time monitoring using Amazon Managed Grafana and Amazon Timestream

Amazon Connect is an easy-to-use cloud contact center solution that helps companies of any size deliver superior customer service at a lower cost. Connect has many real-time monitoring capabilities. For requirements that go beyond those supported out of the box, Amazon Connect also provides you with data and APIs you can use to implement your […]