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Managing multiple stacks and overriding parameters in AWS CloudFormation

In Q4 2018, the AWS CloudFormation team released a refreshed version of the management console as an opt-in experience. This redesign re-explored many of the common ways that you can interact with this service. In this post, I’d like to introduce a suite of updates that makes the redesign into the default console experience. The […]

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Understanding AWS Lambda behavior using Amazon CloudWatch Logs Insights

In this guest post, Alice Xiao, Data Analyst at financial services company State Street Corporation discusses how State Street built a framework using CloudWatch Logs Insights to support their innovation process of rapidly converting business ideas into client-centered applications. Introduction Customers want to do rapid prototyping and ensure critical defects are quickly resolved, so understanding […]

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Using AWS Cost Explorer to analyze data transfer costs

AWS Cost Explorer helps you manage your AWS costs by giving you detailed insights into the line items in your bill. In Cost Explorer, you can visualize daily, monthly, and forecasted spend by combining an array of available filters. Filters allow you to narrow down costs according to AWS service type, linked accounts, and tags. […]

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Tracking software licenses with AWS Service Catalog and AWS Step Functions

Enterprises have many business requirements for tracking how software product licenses are used in their organization for financial, governance, and compliance reasons. By tracking license usage, organizations can stay within budget, track expenditures, and avoid unplanned true-up bills from their vendors’ true-up processes. The goal is to track the usage licenses as resources are deployed. […]

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How DocuTAP automates cloud operations using AWS Management Tools

Now that large organizations have the flexibility to quickly launch infrastructure and leverage new services, they must find the means to maintain consistent controls without restricting development velocity. In this guest post, Brian Olson, Cloud Architect at health care company DocuTAP, discusses how a combination of AWS Management and Governance services and AWS developer tools […]

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Standardizing infrastructure delivery in distributed environments using AWS Service Catalog

A common security design pattern and best practice among many of our enterprise customers is to provide application isolation through the adoption of a multi-account strategy. Many customers choose to create individual AWS accounts based on software development lifecycle (SDLC) phases such as Development (Dev), Quality Assurance (QA), and Production (Prod), to provide complete separation […]

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Packaging to Distribution – Using AWS Systems Manager Distributor to deploy Datadog

AWS Systems Manager Distributor automates the process of packaging and publishing software to managed Windows and Linux instances across the cloud landscape, as well as to on-premises servers, through a single simplified interface. Customers can now leverage AWS Systems Manager Distributor to package custom software like monitoring agents and security agents, and then distribute them […]

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Using AWS License Manager to track your Microsoft SQL Server licenses

AWS License Manager can manage any software licenses that are based on vCPU, physical cores, physical sockets, or number of instances. In this blog post, we’ll walk through a common use case of using AWS License Manager to help you manage your SQL Server licenses. Step 1: Launch License Manager You can access License Manager […]

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How Twitch monitors its services with Amazon CloudWatch

by Alex Cioc and Steve McCurry Twitch is the leading service and community for multiplayer entertainment and is owned by Amazon. Twitch also provides social and features and micro-transaction features that drive content engagement for its audiences. These services operate at a high transaction volume. Twitch uses Amazon CloudWatch to monitor its business-critical services. It […]

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How Moody’s uses AWS Systems Manager to patch servers across multiple cloud providers

Introduction Enterprises today continue to face challenges maintaining an inventory of all of their infrastructure. They need to ensure timely patching of their servers spread across their on-premises and cloud environments using the same set of tools. In this guest blog post, Divya Elaty, VP, Cloud Engineering at Moody’s, and Sarat Guttikonda, Global Solutions Architect […]

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