AWS Management & Governance Blog

Category: AWS Service Catalog

How to optimize assessment of cloud services

As my colleague Ilya Epshteyn introduced in his blog titled “How financial institutions can approve AWS services for highly confidential data,” common across the financial services industry is a formal assessment process for cloud services. These assessment processes vary in depth and breadth, striving to determine which cloud services will be best suited to fulfill […]

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Event-based notifications AWS Service Catalog

Creating event-based notifications and remediation in AWS Service Catalog using AWS Config

AWS Service Catalog allows organizations to quickly let their users deploy approved IT services to organize, govern, and provision cloud resources on AWS. However, users launching multiple instances can cause issues because: Some instances are not always active. The lack of limits on the number of active instances can result in an organization’s costs going […]

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Deploy Enterprise Proof-of-Concept with prooV and AWS Service Catalog

Deploy Enterprise Proof-of-Concept with prooV and AWS Service Catalog Proof-of-concept testing is a must-have practice for enterprise application development teams for decision making regarding technology adoption. With the elasticity and scalability provided by the cloud, it’s more important now than ever to predict and understand application behavior in a real-world scenario. Before releasing a new […]

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Workflow diagram that shows how Control Tower's lifecycle events are generated and recorded

Using lifecycle events to track AWS Control Tower actions and trigger automated workflows

Many customers that I work with are creating and provisioning new accounts using AWS Control Tower. They prefer an AWS native solution for creating their environment knowing that it will be based upon documented AWS Best Practices. As customers scale their account creation, there exists an opportunity to use additional Control Tower features to perform […]

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Enabling self-service provisioning of AWS resources with AWS Control Tower

Customers provision new accounts in AWS Control Tower whenever they are on-boarding new business units or setting up application workloads. In some cases, organizations also want their cloud users, developers, and data scientists to deploy self-service standardized and secure patterns and architectures with the new account. Here are a few examples: A developer or cloud […]

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How to take advantage of AWS Control Tower and CloudEndure to migrate workloads to AWS

June 22, 2021: This blog post describes CloudEndure Migration. AWS Application Migration Service, the next generation of CloudEndure Migration, is now the recommended service for lift-and-shift migrations to AWS. Most of the customers we work with want to migrate their existing workloads to an AWS environment. They prefer to follow documented AWS best practices, especially […]

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Enabling experimentation and innovation in the cloud at SulAmérica Seguros

SulAmérica Seguros is Brazil’s largest independent insurer. The company offers one-stop shopping with a diversified business offering (healthcare; auto insurance; life insurance; pension plans; savings bonds; and asset management). Founded in 1895, SulAmérica is Brazil’s: Third largest insurer in the healthcare and dental market Fifth largest in the auto insurance market Ninth largest in the […]

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How to Detect and Mitigate Guardrail Violation with AWS Control Tower

Many companies that I work with would like to innovate fast in the cloud by adopting a self-service infrastructure provisioning model in a multi-account environment. However, maintaining security and governance in such a model is an organizational challenge. Without structured guardrails and baseline configuration enforcement, troubleshooting and mitigating risk can be cumbersome. AWS Control Tower […]

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How to self-service manage AWS Auto Scaling groups and Amazon Redshift with AWS Service Catalog Service Actions

Some of the customers I work with provide AWS Service Catalog products to their end-users to enable self-service for launching and managing Amazon Redshift, EMR clusters or web applications at scale using AWS Auto Scaling groups. These end-users would like the ability to self-manage these resources, for example, be able to take a snapshot of […]

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Managing Amazon WorkSpaces by integrating AWS Service Catalog with ServiceNow

As enterprises adopt Amazon WorkSpaces as their virtual desktop solution, there is a need to implement an ITSM-based self-service offering for provisioning and operations. In this post, you will learn how to integrate AWS Service Catalog with ServiceNow so users can request their own WorkSpace instances inclusive of all business-level approvals and auditing. You will […]

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