AWS Cloud Operations & Migrations Blog

Category: Management & Governance

How to download your AWS Resilience Hub assessment results

AWS Resilience Hub provides a central place to define, validate, and track the resilience of your application on AWS. It can help in assessing impact of every application change on resiliency by automatically running the assessment on a daily basis or as part of CI/CD pipeline. With AWS Resilience Hub, you can easily create resiliency […]

Using Tag-Based Filtering to Manage AWS Health Monitoring and Alerting at Scale

AWS provides customers regular updates of service notifications and planned activities via e-mail to the root account owners or the operational, security and billing contacts. AWS also provides granular notifications to customers via AWS Health allowing them to fine-tune their alerts on issues relating directly to them. Alongside Health Dashboard’s monitoring capabilities, customers can also […]

Centralize image administration for virtual machines and containers using EC2 Image Builder

Customers may have different processes for image building across virtual machines, containers, or both. This variation in processes introduces operational overhead in managing images, including the initial configuration and the ongoing updates. From the AWS Well-Architected Operational Excellence Pillar, section “Document and share lessons learned”, these images should be standardized, configured with the latest patches, […]

Accelerate End-to-End Application Modernization with AWS App2Container and AWS Migration Hub Refactor Spaces

Accelerate End-to-End Application Modernization with AWS App2Container and AWS Migration Hub Refactor Spaces

This blog post was written with contributions from Gaurav Parashar who is prior AWS Customers often have challenges accelerating the modernization of their applications. The complexity of refactoring a monolith application often provides hurdles in depth of expertise, time and effort. In this blog, we will explore two mechanisms that can help you accelerate your […]

Provisioning access to security and audit teams in an AWS multi-account environment created by AWS Control Tower

AWS Control Tower offers the easiest way to set up and govern a secure, compliant, and multi-account AWS environment based on best practices established by working with thousands of enterprises. Organizations can leverage built-in preventive, proactive, and detective controls as a starting point to address the customer part of the AWS Shared Responsibility Model. Control […]

Identify AWS Systems Manager Patch Compliance Status with AWS CloudTrail Lake

Security and compliance is a shared responsibility between AWS and the customer. The shared responsibility model outlines responsibilities for Security of the Cloud versus Security in the Cloud. Customers are responsible for Security in the Cloud, which includes patching Amazon EC2 instances. For the customers running workloads on EC2 instances, during security audits, they may be […]

Learn how to design landing zone architectures with new AWS Control Tower training

Do you or your organization need solutions to help reach your Cloud Governance objectives as you migrate to AWS? How do you stay agile and innovate faster while staying secure?Designing and building a landing zone is a key step in the migration journey to the AWS cloud. A well-architected landing zone helps accelerate migration and […]

Using AWS Control Tower in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

Building a well architected AWS GovCloud (US) environment with AWS Control Tower

Using AWS Control Tower in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions The recent announcement of AWS Control Tower achieves FedRAMP High authorization in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions reminds us that it is a good time to review how to implement a well-architected multi-account strategy. This helps customers quickly build a baseline multi-account environment while having access […]

Choice Hotels adopts Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus for operational excellence and cost efficiency

This post was co-written with Stephen Cihak, Senior Director , Abhiram Madadi, Principal Engineer and Gopi Akula, Senior Manager at Choice Hotels Who is Choice Hotels? Choice Hotels International is one of the largest lodging franchisors in the world. A challenger in the upscale segment and a leader in midscale and extended stay, Choice has […]

Using AWS AppConfig to Manage Multi-Tenant SaaS Configurations

Using AWS AppConfig to Manage Multi-Tenant SaaS Configurations

As a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider, you can benefit from a SaaS operating model in a number of ways. One of the most impactful benefits you can realize is improvements to your operational efficiency, and one of the fundamental techniques you can leverage is to maintain a single software version for all your […]