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Four APM features to elevate your observability experience

Four APM features to elevate your observability experience

Application performance monitoring (or APM) is the practice of taking key application performance indicators to ensure system availability, improve system performance, and improve the end-user experience. This week we announced Amazon CloudWatch Application Signals, a new set of features built-in to Amazon CloudWatch to help you speed up troubleshooting, reduce application disruptions, and operational costs, […]

AWS Audit Manager launches AWS Best Practices Framework for Generative AI

The rapid growth of generative AI brings promising new innovation, and at the same time raises new challenges. At AWS, we are committed to developing AI responsibly while enabling customers to provide assurance regarding the security of their environment to regulators and auditors. AWS Audit Manager announces the first version of AWS best practices framework for generative AI […]

Expand the depth of Well-Architected Reviews with the new Lens Catalog Feature

The AWS Well-Architected Tool (WA Tool) helps you define and review workloads based on the latest AWS architectural best practices. This allows you to consistently identify areas of strength and improvement in your workloads. During a Well-Architected review, you answer questions to evaluate your architecture and receive an improvement plan detailing any high or medium […]

How to record resource configuration changes periodically with AWS Config

AWS Config is a service that tracks configuration changes of AWS resources in your AWS account or across your AWS Organizations. AWS Config uses the configuration recorder to detect changes of your resources and track them as configuration items (CIs). Given the increasing complexity of cloud infrastructure, the number of resource configuration changes being made […]

Audit and visualize ephemeral EC2 instances using AWS CloudTrail Lake as a zero-ETL data source in Amazon Athena

Today, we are happy to announce that AWS CloudTrail Lake data is now available for zero-ETL analysis in Amazon Athena. AWS CloudTrail Lake is a managed data lake for capturing, storing, accessing, and analyzing user and API activity on AWS for audit, security, and compliance purposes. CloudTrail Lake allows you to easily aggregate activity logs […]

Continuously optimize your operational excellence posture through AWS Trusted Advisor

AWS Trusted Advisor continuously evaluates your AWS environment using best practice checks in the categories of cost optimization, performance, resilience, security, service limits, and operational excellence and recommends actions to remediate any deviations from AWS best practices in the AWS Well-Architected Framework. AWS Well-Architected Framework is a collection of architectural best practices and guidance to […]

Manage your AWS multi-account environment with Account Factory for Terraform (AFT)

Independent software vendors (ISVs) are AWS Partners who build products or services using AWS. Their workloads are typically diverse and require a flexible and customizable multi-account setup. Following are some examples: Backoffice workloads, which tend be deployed once and are then regularly updated, typically relying on commercial off-the-shelf software. Presales workloads, which are short lived […]

Leverage generative AI to create custom dashboard widgets in Amazon CloudWatch using Amazon CodeWhisperer

Observability describes how well you can understand what is happening in a system, often by instrumenting it to collect metrics, logs, and traces. To achieve operational excellence and meet business objectives, you need to understand how your systems are performing. In order to accomplish this, many customers use Amazon CloudWatch to get real-time monitoring, alerts […]

Improving Mergers & Acquisitions Due Diligence with AWS Audit Manager

The purpose of this narrative is to provide guidance for Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Due Diligence stakeholders on how to leverage AWS Audit Manager to support compliance and risk assessments during technical due diligence. The target audience of this guidance includes practitioners that support diligence, integration, corporate development (CorpDev), technology/IT, auditing, and advisory activities during […]

Monitoring and Visualizing Amazon EKS signals with Kiali and AWS managed open-source services

Microservices architecture enables scalability and agility for modern applications. However, distributed systems can introduce complexity when troubleshooting issues across services on different machines. To gain observability into microservices environments, operators need tools to monitor, analyze, and debug the interconnected services. Istio service mesh connects, secures, and observes microservices communications. It provides a way to manage […]