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Using Amazon IPAM to enhance AWS Control Tower governance for Networking resources

Many of our customers are scaling their AWS environment to meet the growing needs of their businesses. They are building multi-VPC environments and interconnecting them with on-premises through AWS Site-to-Site VPN connection or AWS Direct Connect. As the number of projects grow customers have also adopted multi-account strategy using AWS Control Tower. This has helped […]

Manage EC2 Launch Templates at scale during rehost migrations with AWS MGN

Many customers rehost their environments to AWS using AWS Application Migration Service (MGN), and have to prepare future-state configuration for every server they are migrating within each migration wave. When a migration wave includes multiple servers, customers have to manually configure multiple EC2 Launch Templates in the AWS console. For each server migrated using AWS […]

How to easily configure Resource Scheduler across your Organization with Systems Manager Quick Setup

The AWS pay-as-you-go model is ideal for customers looking to optimize their infrastructure costs in the cloud. A simple way to achieve significant savings is to stop Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances when they aren’t being used, for example, outside of business hours. This approach can reduce EC2 instances utilization and reduce the […]

How Organon used AWS Service Management Connector to provision AWS resources from Service Now across multiple AWS accounts.

Organon has been exploring Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide a simple, efficient way to their end users to easily provision cloud infrastructure across multiple accounts and regions. Additionally, they needed to ensure security, management, governance and compliance on the AWS services to follow GxP regulations. Organon uses ServiceNow as the enterprise IT Service Management […]

Enhance Evidence Collection with AWS Config and Audit Manager

AWS Audit Manager is a fully-managed service that provides prebuilt frameworks for common industry standards and regulations, and that automates the continual collection of evidence to help you prepare for an audit. The continuous and automated gathering of evidence related to your AWS resource usage helps simplify risk assessment and compliance with regulations and industry […]

Monitor AWS Application Migration Service in Multiple Accounts and Regions

Customers commonly begin their journey to AWS by rehosting (lifting-and-shifting) servers in their on-premises environment. They do this for various business reasons, including shifting from capital to operational expense, reducing total cost of ownership, reducing support costs, data center exit, and many others. AWS Application Migration Service (MGN) is the automated lift-and-shift service that facilitates […]

How to use AWS Well-Architected with AWS Trusted Advisor to achieve data-driven cost optimization

Are you looking for ways to optimize your costs on AWS? Are you ensuring that you are taking advantage of all the cost-saving features and services that AWS offers? If not, you should be! In this blog post, we will discuss how to use AWS Well-Architected  and AWS Trusted Advisor to achieve data-driven insights that […]

Monitoring the status of Windows services with Amazon CloudWatch

When you have an application that relies on a specific Windows service being up and running, knowing the status of this service can be a useful part of your observability solution. This service status data can be displayed on dashboards, used to create alarms, or used to trigger automated resolutions. This post presents a solution […]

Scaling for performance with AWS Mainframe Modernization and Micro Focus

Mainframe applications often execute business critical functions which have to be resilient, scalable, and cost efficient. When migrating and modernizing these applications with AWS, it is important to design an application and infrastructure architecture meeting the performance requirements while optimizing the cost and satisfying availability and scalability needs. This applies to both online and batch […]

Visualizing Resources with Workload Discovery on AWS

Operations Teams (Ops Teams) across enterprises typically rely on documented architecture diagrams to understand the dependencies of various workloads deployed on AWS. As enterprises continue to deploy large-scale multi-tiered workloads, it can become challenging for the Ops Teams to track the ever changing relationships between the deployed resources, and the documents can’t keep up with […]