AWS Cloud Operations & Migrations Blog

Category: Hybrid Cloud Management

Use AWS Systems Manager Automation to automate Snowflake storage integrations with Amazon S3

AWS Systems Manager lets you safely automate common and repetitive IT operations and management tasks. Furthermore, Systems Manager Automation lets you use predefined playbooks, or you can build, run, and share wiki-style automated playbooks to enable AWS resource management across multiple accounts and AWS Regions. Snowflake, the Data Cloud, is an APN Partner that provides […]

Deploying packages sequentially using AWS Systems Manager

AWS Systems Manager helps to control the sequence of package deployment in managed instances. Managed instances can be Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, virtual machines (VM) including VMs in other cloud environments, and on-premises servers. Customers are trying to automate the process of managing their state of hybrid infrastructure. They need to run […]

Build your own software asset governance platform on AWS

Software Asset Governance or Software Asset Management is a key component of an organization’s cyber security strategy. Different aspects of Software Asset Governance find notable mentions in renowned security frameworks and standards such as SANS CIS Critical Security Controls, NIST Special Publication 800-53, and Cloud Security Alliance’s Cloud Control Matrix. The subject goes beyond cyber-security […]

Microsoft SCCM admins: Get started with AWS Systems Manager Patch Manager

As organizations migrate their traditional data centers and applications into the AWS cloud, they also want to modernize their patching mechanisms in order to reap the benefits of operating in the cloud. We find that many customers are looking to move away from Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) for patching, and move towards an […]

Configure Session Manager access for federated users using SAML session tags

In this blog post, we show you how to configure Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC) permissions to federate users into AWS Systems Manager Session Manager. We demonstrate how you can use attributes defined in external identity systems as part of the ABAC decisions within AWS, with SAML session tags. For example, you can grant access to […]

Implementing Serverless Transit Network Orchestrator (STNO) in AWS Control Tower

Introduction Many of the customers that we have worked with are using advanced network architectures in AWS for multi-VPC and multi-account architectures. Placing workloads into separate Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) has several advantages, chief among them isolating sensitive workloads and allowing teams to innovate without fear of impacting other systems. Many companies are taking […]

Manage your Oracle JDK licenses with AWS License Manager

You can use AWS License Manager to track Oracle Java/JDK usage on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances and on-premises servers. If you’re already running Amazon Corretto (Amazon’s distribution of the OpenJDK), then you can probably stop reading now. This blog explains how License Manager can track license usage of other applications in your […]

Multi-account framework

Governance, risk, and compliance when establishing your cloud presence

June 22, 2021: We’ve updated this post to reference the recently published Management & Governance Lens, an extension of the AWS Well-Architected Framework. When speaking with the business and technology leaders I work with, they express the need to bring new products and services to market quickly. They must also stay secure while doing so. […]

How to execute Chef recipes using AWS Systems Manager

It’s exciting to see how many AWS customers are taking advantage of AWS Systems Manager to manage and deploy infrastructure configuration at scale. I have previously blogged about the benefits of using AWS Systems Manager with configuration management tools, including Ansible and Salt. Recent improvements to the configuration management functionality, has made the service even […]