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Category: Management & Governance

Cost optimization in AWS using Amazon CloudWatch metric streams, AWS Cost and Usage Reports and Amazon Athena

Cost optimization in AWS using Amazon CloudWatch metric streams, AWS Cost and Usage Reports and Amazon Athena

You can use metric streams to create continuous, near-real-time streams of Amazon CloudWatch metrics to a destination of your choice. Metric streams make it easier to send CloudWatch metrics to popular third-party service providers using an Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose HTTP endpoint. You can create a continuous, scalable stream that includes the most up-to-date CloudWatch […]

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Monitor network throughput of interface VPC endpoints using Amazon Cloudwatch

Monitor network throughput of interface VPC endpoints using Amazon CloudWatch

Security, cost and performance are always a top priority for AWS customers when they design their network. AWS PrivateLink is becoming increasingly popular because it provides secured private connectivity between Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), AWS services and your on-premises networks, without exposing your traffic to the public internet. In this blog post, we show you […]

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Centrally track Microsoft SQL Server licenses in AWS Organizations using AWS License Manager and AWS Systems Manager

Centrally track Microsoft SQL Server licenses in AWS Organizations using AWS License Manager and AWS Systems Manager

Most enterprises find it hard to maintain control of the commercial licensing of Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, and IBM products due to limited visibility. They wind up over-provisioning licenses to avoid the headache with third-party license providers or under-provisioning licenses, only to be faced with steep penalties. To assist enterprises with the challenge of tracking licenses, […]

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Using AWS Migration Hub network visualization to overcome application and server dependency challenges

Using AWS Migration Hub network visualization to overcome application and server dependency challenges

When you embark on a cloud migration, it can be challenging to identify application and server dependencies. In some organizations, IT assets are maintained in a spreadsheet that is updated infrequently. Some organizations have configuration management database (CMDB) software, but it tends to be outdated or unusable. It lacks the infrastructure data that is essential […]

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Manage your AWS CloudFormation templates and stacks using AWS Systems Manager

Manage your AWS CloudFormation templates and stacks using AWS Systems Manager

With AWS CloudFormation, you get a powerful way to automate and manage infrastructure as code. Until now, customers relied on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) or a version-control system to store, share, and manage CloudFormation templates as code artifacts. In addition, many customers use AWS Service Catalog for advanced use cases related to governance of […]

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Ensure license compliance in AWS for ISVs using ISV seller-issued licenses

Ensure license compliance in AWS for ISVs using ISV seller-issued licenses

AWS License Manager helps reduce the risk of noncompliance by providing independent software vendors (ISVs) with a centralized AWS account and built-in controls to ensure only approved users and workloads can consume licenses. ISVs can use License Manager to manage and distribute software licenses to end users with and without AWS accounts. As an issuer, […]

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Best practice considerations when using AWS Systems Manager document sharing

Best practice considerations when using AWS Systems Manager document sharing

An AWS Systems Manager (SSM) document is a resource that defines actions to perform on your managed instances. Each type—command documents, Automation documents, and session documents—serves a purpose. Depending on your use cases, you might use them to automate backup procedures for your applications, install packages, or use them across your fleet of instances for other DevOps […]

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Using Amazon CloudWatch with Amazon EventBridge for cross-account event monitoring

Using Amazon CloudWatch with Amazon EventBridge for cross-account event monitoring

We often talk about event driven architectures where an event is something that happens within your application or architecture. It could be a new file received by your application or when there is an alert triggered by high CPU utilization. We can act on these events by scanning the file contents or scaling out more […]

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Save costs and deploy highly available Microsoft Exchange on AWS using Dedicated Hosts and License Manager

In a previous blog, “How to run Microsoft Exchange on AWS using Amazon EC2”, you learn how you can run Microsoft Exchange on AWS. However, did you also know that you could save costs by bringing both your Windows Server and Exchange licensing to Dedicated Hosts? In this post, I will show you how Amazon […]

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