AWS Management & Governance Blog

Category: Provisioning and orchestration

Control developer account costs with AWS CloudFormation and AWS Budgets

Often when working with customers, we guide them by using AWS Budgets and related tools in the AWS platform in order to create cost and utilization guardrails. These tools can be used to conduct advanced, automated, and hands-free actions within your AWS environment – even across multiple accounts. This post will walk you through a […]

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Automating account provisioning with CloudCheckr integration for Cloud Financial Management

AWS Organizations helps you centrally manage and govern your environment as you grow and scale your AWS resources. AWS Organizations lets you programmatically create new AWS accounts to allocate resources, group accounts to organize your workflows, apply policies to accounts or groups for governance, and simplify billing by utilizing a single payment method for every […]

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Policy-as-Code for Securing AWS and Third-Party Resource Types

This post was written by Scott Alexander and Kevin Formsma from Mphasis Stelligent. Every day, more developers are having lightbulb moments as they realize they can design and manage their infrastructure. It’s our responsibility, as practitioners of the DevOps mindset, to build systems that allow developers to move quickly and speed up the feedback loop […]

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Visualize and gain insights into your AWS cost and usage with Cloud Intelligence Dashboards and CUDOS using Amazon QuickSight

Across all industry segments, our customers require better visibility into their AWS usage to help them understand the return on their investment, achieve operational efficiency, and make business decisions that have financial impact. As organizations mature, customers need to answer simple but granular operational questions related to: Which key areas should I focus to optimize […]

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Standardize compliance in AWS using DevOps and a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCOE) approach

Standardize compliance in AWS using DevOps and a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCOE) approach

In large scale cloud migrations and deployments, a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCOE) organizational setup enables project and account owners to move at their own speed, reuse components, and integrate them into their application environments. The CCOE team can develop better tools and automation for the application teams to leverage, and they can be sure […]

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Accelerate application development with AWS CloudFormation by preventing stack rollback

Accelerate application development with AWS CloudFormation by preventing stack rollback

AWS CloudFormation helps minimize downtime when you are deploying application and infrastructure resources. By default, it supports a deployment safety approach (that is, one in which it rolls back to the last known good state whenever an error is encountered during the deployment of stack resources). This works well for production systems, but might not […]

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Share reusable infrastructure as code by using AWS CloudFormation modules and StackSets

Share reusable infrastructure as code by using AWS CloudFormation modules and StackSets

It is common for customers to have multiple teams creating infrastructure as code (IaC) templates (for example, by using AWS CloudFormation). Because there is duplication of the common resources used in these templates, you might understandably feel like you’re reinventing the wheel. By sharing these common definitions as CloudFormation modules, you can provide access to […]

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Enable secure and compliant Amazon AppStream 2.0 with self-service by using AWS Service Catalog

Enable secure and compliant Amazon AppStream 2.0 with self-service by using AWS Service Catalog

AWS provides several choices to deploy applications and desktops to users. Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed non-persistent application and desktop streaming service. You centrally manage your desktop applications on AppStream 2.0 and securely deliver them to any computer. You can easily scale to any number of users across the globe without acquiring, provisioning, […]

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Build and deploy a serverless app

Building and deploying a serverless app using AWS Serverless Application Model and AWS CloudFormation

Customers are constantly looking to innovate in order to remain competitive in their respective markets. One way to achieving such competitiveness is through the ability to build services and applications fast and cost effectively, thereby reducing time to market while driving down costs. One of the feedback we regularly get from customers is that, applications […]

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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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