AWS Cloud Operations & Migrations Blog

Category: Announcements

Copy existing AWS CloudTrail trails events to a AWS CloudTrail Lake event data store

AWS announced the general availability of AWS CloudTrail Lake on 5th Jan 2022, a managed audit and security lake that lets you aggregate, immutably store, and query activity logs for auditing, security investigation, and operational troubleshooting. Since launch, customers have adopted this feature, and it’s an integral part of customer operational and security operational processes. […]

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Customize AWS Config resource tracking in AWS Control Tower environment

Some of our largest customers use AWS Control Tower to govern and secure their multi-account AWS environment. AWS Control Tower implements security best practices like enabling AWS Config during account enrollment, which monitors all supported AWS resources. We heard from some of our customers that this configuration records the activity of specific resources that aren’t […]

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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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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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Learning about AWS service health with the new AWS Health Dashboard

Over the past 14 years, AWS has introduced a number of tools to provide constant visibility into the availability of your AWS services. On April 17, 2008, Jeff Barr announced the AWS Service Health Dashboard (SHD), a page that shows the overall availability of AWS services. On December 1, 2016, as customers asked for a […]

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How and when to enable session cookies with Amazon CloudWatch RUM

Amazon CloudWatch RUM is a real user monitoring service that closes the gap between the end-user experience in a web application, and the serving of that content from your AWS or on-premises environment. By measuring client-side application performance, such as page load time and JavaScript errors, you have access to new and powerful tools for […]

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Amazon Athena, Amazon Redshift Plugins and New Features in Amazon Managed Grafana

During late August 2021, we made Amazon Managed Grafana generally available, and around re:Invent we launched some new features, specifically for new plugins. This post provides you with the high-level overview and shows you some of them in action. Amazon Managed Grafana is a fully managed service that handles the provisioning, setup, scaling, and maintenance […]

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Identify operational issues quickly by using Grafana and Amazon CloudWatch Metrics Insights (Preview)

Amazon CloudWatch has recently launched Metrics Insights (Preview) – a fast, flexible, SQL-based query engine that enables you to identify trends and patterns across millions of operational metrics in real-time. With Metrics Insights, you can easily query and analyze your metrics to gain better visibility into the health and performance of your infrastructure and large scale […]

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Introducing AWS AppConfig Feature Flags In Preview

Update (15 March 2022): AWS AppConfig Feature Flags are now generally available. The information below is still correct, but additional information can be found in the link at the end of this blog post. Modern DevOps practices require development teams to continuously iterate their applications based on customer feedback. These iterations are mostly comprised of […]

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AWS attendee guide for Cloud Operations track at re:Invent 2021

AWS re:Invent is a learning conference hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) for the global cloud computing community. We are super excited to join you at the 10th annual re:Invent to share the latest from AWS leaders and discover more ways to learn and build. Let’s celebrate this milestone which will be offered in person […]

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