AWS Management & Governance Blog

Category: Provisioning and orchestration

Introducing AWS CloudFormation Guard 2.0

In their blog post published last year, Write preventive compliance rules for AWS CloudFormation templates the cfn-guard way, Luis, Raisa, and Josh showed you how to use CloudFormation Guard, an open source tool that helps validate your AWS CloudFormation templates against a rule set to keep AWS resources in compliance with company guidelines. Since the […]

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How managed service providers can use AWS Control Tower to provide services

How managed service providers can use AWS Control Tower to provide services

AWS Control Tower is a managed AWS service that automates the creation of a multi-account AWS environment based upon the AWS Well-Architected Framework. It builds the environment using AWS best practices for security and management services. In this blog post, we’ll show how a managed service provider can use AWS Control Tower and AWS Service […]

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Self-service VPCs in AWS Control Tower using AWS Service Catalog

One of the first tasks my customers do when creating a new AWS account is to create the right network integration for their enterprise. Typically, this means implementing an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) across a multi-account framework that was provisioned with AWS Control Tower. When these are provisioned in a self-service model, we see […]

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Introducing TypeScript support for building AWS CloudFormation resource types

If you’ve authored private resource types to extend the AWS CloudFormation registry, you might have used Java, Python, or Go, which, until now, were our officially supported languages. In this blog post, we will show you how to create a private resource type using TypeScript, the latest addition to our growing list of officially supported […]

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Improve visibility of hybrid applications with AppDynamics and AWS Service Catalog AppRegistry

Co-Authored By James Schneider, Sr. Solutions Architect at AppDynamics As organizations innovate and grow, they require modern application architectures and a vast landscape of tools to scale and manage their operation. As the operation continues to expand, it becomes increasingly difficult to identify distributed services and resources that are associated with specific processes or business […]

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Deep Dive on AWS CloudFormation Macros to transform your templates

AWS CloudFormation macros add custom operations to your templates, including iterations, string manipulations, and math operations. Macros allow these language extensions without sacrificing the declarative benefits enjoyed by our customers, whether they are novice developers or experienced system admins. CloudFormation macros are ideal for system administrators and developers who benefit from the additional logic to […]

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Use AWS CloudFormation Macros to create multiple resources from a single resource definition

AWS CloudFormation macros are used for the custom processing of your template. They use the features of imperative programming, which are not natively available while writing CloudFormation templates. In this blog post, I show you how to create and deploy a CloudFormation macro that provisions identical resources iteratively and uses a unique resource property to […]

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Troubleshoot and resolve Windows workload issues using AWS Systems Manager Fleet Manager

If you’re a cloud operations engineer, you have the financial and operational responsibility to implement a monitoring, tracking, and resolution process to keep a fleet of EC2 instances healthy while staying within budget. In this blog post, I show how you can quickly detect, track, troubleshoot, and resolve operational issues at scale with Amazon CloudWatch, […]

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Standardizing Database Migrations with AWS Database Migration Service and AWS Service Catalog

Companies and organizations are moving data and technology infrastructure to AWS to modernize their applications and gain access to cloud services. The move results in lower costs, increased productivity, and reduced downtime. Some customers are migrating data to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) to take advantage of AWS AI and ML services, while others […]

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2020 in Review for AWS CloudFormation

As we move into 2021, we would like to provide a recap of how AWS CloudFormation coverage changed in 2020 and offer you a look at new features. These changes lay the foundation for 2021 as we focus on registry, resource types, and resource coverage. Resource Coverage In 2019, we released the AWS CloudFormation registry, […]

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