AWS Cloud Operations & Migrations Blog

Category: Management & Governance

Introducing vended logs for Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus

Customers are using Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus to monitor and alert on their container metrics. Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus ships with Alert Manager, the open source alert routing component in Prometheus. Alert manager routes alerts to Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS). However, there are some common reasons why alert manager may fail […]

Move over IT, here comes innovation

Companies invest in research and development (R&D) to improve their cost structure, speed to market, and quality of offerings. R&D spend is highest in industries where research efforts are linked to product roadmaps, as is the case in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and technology industries. Those typically allocate 10% to 15% of their revenues to innovation. […]

Optimize Log Collection with Amazon CloudWatch Agent Log Filter Expressions

The Amazon CloudWatch agent is a software package that autonomously and continuously runs on your servers. You can install and configure the CloudWatch agent to collect system and application logs from Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), on-premises hosts, and containerized applications. The logs collected by the CloudWatch agent are processed and stored in Amazon CloudWatch, […]

Developing enterprise applications on-demand with AWS Mainframe Modernization and Micro Focus

AWS Mainframe Modernization service delivers features and value across the entire mainframe application migration, modernization, execution, and operation lifecycle. The service enables two patterns – Re-platforming and Automated Refactoring. These are popular mainframe modernization patterns because they provide business and technical benefits in the short term with a predictable timeline and cost. The Micro Focus […]

How to peer an AWS Migration Hub Refactor Spaces orchestrated AWS Transit Gateway to your existing enterprise AWS Transit Gateway

AWS Migration Hub Refactor Spaces helps customers incrementally refactor applications while shielding end users from the changes of infrastructure and using the strangler fig pattern. This enables customers to refactor their legacy applications into a series of microservices while continuing to operate the existing application in production. Refactor Spaces achieves this by orchestrating a number […]

Best Practices for validating AWS AppConfig Feature Flags and Configuration Data

AWS AppConfig helps you create, manage, and deploy application configuration. One crucial use case for AppConfig is feature flagging, which lets you release features quickly and safely. Using AppConfig Feature Flags, you can separate code from configuration data and hide new features behind a configuration flag.  When ready to release that feature, you simply update the […]

Prepare for Oracle license audits in AWS using AWS Audit Manager and AWS License Manager

Many of our customers who run Oracle databases need help with managing their Oracle licenses on AWS and ensuring that they have not fallen out of compliance with Oracle’s licensing rules. They must be prepared to provide relevant evidence in an auditor-friendly format during an Oracle license audit. Gathering evidence in a timely manner to […]

How to use the AWS Resilience Hub score

Time to read 10 minutes Time to complete 1 hour Cost to complete $15 per day (WordPress Multi-AZ application, AWS ResilienceHub Application and recommendations Learning level 200 – Intermediate Services used AWS ResilienceHub, AWS CloudFormation, Amazon CloudWatch, AWS Fault Injection Simulator AWS Resilience Hub provides a central place to define, validate, and track the resiliency […]

Accelerate Modernization using AWS Migration Hub Refactor Spaces and AWS Proton

Refactoring legacy applications and infrastructure can be daunting. From navigating legacy codebase, identifying domains to decompose, where to start, what patterns to adopt, teams can quickly find themselves paralyzed even before they start. AWS Migration Hub Refactor Spaces is the new starting point for incremental app refactor that makes it easy to manage the refactoring […]

Use AWS Systems Manager Automation to create input parameters that populate AWS resources as a dropdown list

As a Solution Architect at AWS, my customers regularly ask how to automate everyday operations within their cloud environment. Their use cases include a variety of operational needs, such as provisioning new resources within an AWS account, and patching/updating managed Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. They are also focused on cost management with […]