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Introducing Amazon EKS Observability Accelerator

Observability is critical for any application and understanding system behavior and performance. It takes time and effort to detect and remediate performance slowdowns or disruptions. Customers often spend much time writing configuration files and work quite to achieve end-to-end monitoring for applications. Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools, such as AWS CloudFormation, Terraform, and Ansible, reduce manual efforts by […]

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Proactive autoscaling of Kubernetes workloads with KEDA and Amazon CloudWatch

Container Orchestration platforms, such as Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), have simplified the process of building, securing, operating, and maintaining container-based applications. Therefore, they have helped organizations focus on building applications. Customers have started adopting event-driven deployment, allowing Kubernetes deployments to scale automatically in response to metrics from various sources dynamically. By implementing event-driven […]

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Monitor Istio on EKS using Amazon Managed Prometheus and Amazon Managed Grafana

Service Meshes are an integral part of the Kubernetes environment that enables secure, reliable, and observable communication. Istio is an open-source service mesh that provides advanced network features without requiring any changes to the application code. These capabilities include service-to-service authentication, monitoring, and more. Istio generates detailed telemetry for all service communications within a mesh. This telemetry […]

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DevOps automation for backup compliance in AWS using AWS Backup Audit Manager

Backup compliance in AWS includes defining and enforcing backup policies to encrypt your backups, protect them from manual deletion, prevent changes to your backup lifecycle settings, and audit and report on backup activity from a centralized console. AWS Backup Audit Manager, a feature within the AWS Backup service, provides built-in compliance controls for these areas. […]

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How Expedia Group built Database as a Service (DBaaS) offering using AWS Service Catalog

Enabling agile application development teams to self-serve and quickly provision the resources that they need while adhering to the organization’s governance and controls can be challenging. In this post, we’ll explore Expedia Group’s Cerebro platform, a Database as a Service (DBaaS) offering built on AWS technologies. By using this platform, Expedia Group is able to […]

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Managing cross-Region reports for AWS Marketplace and AWS Service Catalog resources

Organizations have many business reasons to track resource usage across their AWS environments. For example, management and administrative teams want to track operation expenditure, license governance, and asset tracking for their AWS Marketplace solutions across Regions currently in use. A centralized reporting dashboard allows the teams to access this information quickly and efficiently. This post […]

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What is observability and Why does it matter? – Part 1

Before defining observability, consider the following example: You run an e-commerce site, and you’re interested in understanding the customer experience of the site, as well as how that translates into sales. You have identified that long page-loading times lead to poor customer experience, which in turn leads customers to abandon their carts and buy competing […]

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AWS Organizations now provides a simple, scalable and more secure way to close your member accounts

Today, you can centrally close member accounts in your AWS organization enabling easier and more efficient account management of your AWS environment. This means you’re able to close member accounts from your organization’s management account without needing to login to each member account individually with root credentials. You can also ensure that only authorized IAM […]

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Automatically update alternate contacts for newly created AWS Accounts

Customers use the cloud to move faster and build differentiated products and services. AWS lets you experiment, innovate, and scale more quickly, all while providing a flexible and secure cloud environment. Furthermore, a multi-account AWS environment lets you build and deploy workloads quickly, while providing mechanisms to do so in a secure, scalable, and resilient […]

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Using AWS AppConfig Feature Flags

AWS recently launched AWS AppConfig Feature Flags. Feature flagging is a powerful tool that allows engineers to safely push out new features to customers, but doing so in a measured and usually gradual way. In this blog post, you will learn about what feature flags are, what are the benefits to using them, and what […]

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