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Category: Management & Governance

Enhance your AWS cloud infrastructure security with AWS Managed Services (AMS)

Introduction A security or data loss incident can lead to both financial and reputational losses. Maintaining security and compliance is a shared responsibility between AWS and you (our customer), where AWS is responsible for “Security of the Cloud” and you are responsible for “Security in the Cloud”. However, security in the cloud has a much […]

Optimize AWS Resource Management with Tag Inventory Reports leveraging AWS Resource Explorer

Customers are increasingly seeking an efficient solution to manage their expanding AWS resources, spanning AWS accounts and Regions, amidst changes like mergers, acquisitions, and cloud migrations. AWS Tags offer an effective solution for organizing, identifying, and filtering resources by categorizing them based on criteria such as purpose, owner, or environment. AWS customers would like to […]

Leveraging custom AWS Config rules to optimize cost saving on AWS

AWS Config assesses, audits, and evaluates the configurations and relationships of your resources in your AWS account. Why might we want to use this service for cost optimization? Well consider a scenario where we can be alerted if a specific Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) instance is deployed in the account. If a larger […]

Implementing automated and centralized tagging controls with AWS Config and AWS Organizations

Introduction This blog post is for customers who want to implement automated tagging controls and strategy for cost allocation. Customers want to centralize and maintain consistency for tags across AWS Organizations so they are available outside their AWS environment (e.g. in build scripts, etc.) or enforce centralized conditional tagging on existing and new AWS resources […]

From Planning to Execution – Harnessing AWS Migration Hub Journeys to Accelerate Migrations and Modernization

Cloud migrations and modernization are a lengthy, intricate, and continually evolving processes. Despite this, McKinsey studies indicate that customers are increasing cloud budgets and the number of applications that they plan to migrate. One of the primary complexities of migration and modernization projects are that collaboration with stakeholders can be cumbersome, relying on random ad-hoc […]

Title of blog: Monitoring Windows services with Amazon CloudWatch

Monitoring Windows services with Amazon CloudWatch

If you run Windows workloads on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), monitoring the health and performance of your Windows Services is essential for reliable systems administration. It’s not just about ensuring uptime; it’s about having a pulse on your system’s health and performance. With a variety of services operating in the background, each playing […]

How Unitary achieved automatic metric collection with Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus collector

This post was co-authored with Nicolas Fournier, Platform Engineer at Unitary. Every day, over 80 years’ worth of video content is uploaded online. Some of this content can also be harmful. Unitary knows that human moderators are the current gold standard for moderation, but this manual approach does not scale. While automated systems can scale, […]

Multi-tenant monitoring across accounts and regions using Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus

Multi-tenant monitoring across accounts and regions using Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus

In this guest blog post, Nauman Noor (Managing Director), Fabio Dias (Cloud Developer), and Dylan Alibay (Cloud Developer) from the platform engineering team at State Street discuss their use of Amazon Managed Prometheus and AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry to enable monitoring in a multi-tenant, multi-account, and multi-region environment. In the ever-evolving financial services landscape, State […]

How to use AWS Config proactive rules and AWS CloudFormation Hooks to prevent creation of noncompliant cloud resources

Balancing developer freedom and governance controls is a key challenge faced by organizations that are adopting cloud. On one hand, developers need the freedom to innovate and develop new applications and services quickly and on the other, organizations need to maintain control over the resources used and the data processed in order to ensure compliance […]

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 […]