AWS Cloud Operations & Migrations Blog

Category: Best Practices

Validating and Improving the RTO and RPO Using AWS Resilience Hub

“Everything fails, all the time”, a famous quote from Werner Vogles, VP and CTO of Amazon.com. When you design and build an application, a typical goal is to have it working, the next is to keep it running, no matter what disruptions may occur. It is crucial to achieve resiliency, but you need to consider […]

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Procuring software on AWS Marketplace for customers in regulated spaces

Customers operating in highly-regulated spaces often tell us about the compliance challenges that they face when procuring commercial software in the cloud. This is especially true for federal customers subject to the GSA Schedule , or state and local customers operating under NASPO Value Point. Procurements in this space often require negotiated purchasing agreements and […]

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Using Amazon CloudWatch dashboards custom widgets

Many of our customers use Amazon CloudWatch dashboards but have additional use cases that would benefit from the ability to include custom datasets in their existing dashboards. Custom widgets let you create your own visualizations or datasets, share them with other teams, provide input or parameters to your widget, and adjust the time scoped on […]

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Visualize data on Snowflake usage and credits using Amazon Managed Grafana

In August 2021, AWS announced Amazon Managed Grafana as generally available (GA), a fully-managed service that’s developed together with Grafana Labs and based on open source Grafana. Enhanced with enterprise capabilities, Amazon Managed Grafana makes it easier to visualize and analyze operational data at scale. Amazon Managed Grafana is a fully-managed and secure data visualization service that […]

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Use AWS RAM and AWS MGN to Govern your Migration at scale in AWS

Introduction AWS customers consider Lift & Shift as the first increment of value delivery in their cloud adoption journey. Following this strategy customers will have benefits of speed, cost reduction, business agility, operational resiliency, and staff productivity. As part of the migration plan they will adopt a multi-account strategy to establish their AWS foundation at […]

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AWS named for the first time ever as a Challenger in 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring and Observability

This year, AWS was recognized for the first time as a Challenger in the 2022 Gartner Application Performance Monitoring and Observability (APM) Magic Quadrant. This is the first time AWS is recognized in the report’s 12-year history. The report is published annually and assesses vendors based on their Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. […]

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Accelerate your Monitoring and Observability foundation through AWS Managed Services

To establish a strong foundation for efficiently and safely operating your workloads in the cloud, you must consider how you will monitor the health of your workloads. As described in the AWS Well-Architected Operational Excellence pillar, one of the cloud’s design principles for operational excellence is “Anticipate Failure.” Therefore, design your cloud operations with proactive […]

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How to isolate signed-in users from guest users within Amazon CloudWatch RUM

Real user monitoring (RUM) helps web application owners monitor the performance of client-side applications running on end-user devices. For example, RUM can help application owners detect when end-users are experiencing slow page load speeds, application errors, network errors, or issues with the application’s user interface. Amazon CloudWatch RUM is a managed RUM service which is […]

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Analyzing legacy applications on-demand with AWS Mainframe Modernization and Micro Focus

AWS Mainframe Modernization service delivers features and value across the entire lifecycle of mainframe applications migration, modernization, execution, and operation. This post focuses on technical highlights and benefits of AWS Mainframe Modernization service using Micro Focus Enterprise Analyzer. It performs the analysis and assessment of your application during assess phase of migration and modernization projects […]

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Easy management and monitoring using AWS System Manager and Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights

As builders, we sometimes run into situations where we don’t have enough time or system knowledge to configure monitoring on our applications. It’s also essential to have a centralized way to monitor and resolve issues in all applications, but they’re not always readily available. Although there are third-party libraries and Windows-based tools to monitor health, […]

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