AWS Management & Governance Blog

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Run multiple instances of SQL Server on one Amazon EC2 instance

Run multiple instances of SQL Server on one Amazon EC2 instance

In this blog post, I’ll show you how to install multiple instances of SQL Server (of the same or different version) on a single Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance. The information in this post applies to all supported SQL Server versions and editions on EC2. Solution overview When you install SQL Server for […]

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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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Amazon Managed Grafana is now Generally Available

Amazon Managed Grafana is now Generally Available

At re:Invent 2020, we introduced Amazon Managed Grafana and made it available in preview. Since then, we’ve been working on numerous enhancements that were made available during preview. Now we’re excited to launch Amazon Managed Grafana in General Availability (GA), and with this post we’ll lay out exactly what this means. Figure 1: List of […]

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Amazon Managed Grafana supports direct SAML integration with identity providers

Amazon Managed Grafana supports direct SAML integration with identity providers

In response to customer requests, Amazon Managed Grafana now supports direct Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0 integration, without the need to go through AWS Identity and Access Management (AWS IAM) or AWS Single Sign-On (AWS SSO). SAML authentication support enables you to use your existing identity provider to offer single sign-on for logging into […]

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Using AWS CloudTrail to propagate tags across related AWS resources - Part 1

Using AWS CloudTrail to propagate tags across related AWS resources – Part 1

AWS allows customers to assign metadata to their AWS resources in the form of tags. Each tag consists of a customer-defined key and an optional value. Tags can make it easier to manage, search for, and filter resources by purpose, owner, environment, or other criteria. AWS tags can be used for many purposes like organizing […]

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Using AWS CloudTrail to propagate tags across related AWS resources - Part 2

Using AWS CloudTrail to propagate tags across related AWS resources – Part 2

AWS allows customers to assign metadata to their AWS resources in the form of tags. Each tag consists of a customer-defined key and an optional value. Tags can make it easier to manage, search for, and filter resources by purpose, owner, environment, or other criteria. AWS tags can be used for many purposes like organizing […]

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Infosys implements AWS Control Tower to enforce multi-account governance

Infosys implements AWS Control Tower to enforce multi-account governance

Today, most enterprises adopt a multi-account strategy on AWS as their workloads scale and become more complex. Because the number of AWS accounts can grow quickly when you use a multi-account strategy, you need mechanisms to govern these accounts and standard guardrails to enforce controls across them. In this blog post, we are going to […]

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How Rackspace uses AWS Systems Manager for instance patching across multi-cloud and hybrid environments

How Rackspace uses AWS Systems Manager for instance patching across multi-cloud and hybrid environments

This post was written in collaboration with Ryan Walker, a Principal Engineer with the Solutions and Services Engineering team at Rackspace. Now that cloud technology has become ubiquitous, companies have many options for hosting servers and building out solutions. From the use of multiple cloud providers to bare metal devices to private cloud, or even […]

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Enhance CloudWatch metrics with metric math functions

Enhance CloudWatch metrics with metric math functions

In June 2021, the Amazon CloudWatch team launched 14 new metric math functions. In this blog post, I’ll describe these new functions and show how you can use them to enhance your existing CloudWatch metrics, dashboards, and alarms. Metrics are an important part of observability and monitoring. A numerical representation of data measured over time, […]

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Create fine-grained CloudWatch canary schedules with cron expressions

Create fine-grained CloudWatch canary schedules with cron expressions

In this post, I’ll explain how to create fine-grained canary schedules to meet your business requirements using built-in cron expression scheduling in Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics. You can use CloudWatch Synthetics to create canaries, configurable scripts that run on a schedule, to monitor your endpoints and APIs. Because canaries follow the same routes and perform the […]

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