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Category: Technical How-to

Get visibility into the activity logs for your workforce and customer identities

The customers we work with often use identity services like Okta to authenticate their workforce identity into the AWS environment, and customer identity service to build authentication into their business applications. In addition, we see customers using other partner solutions in security, cost management, cloud operations, and observability categories. We have heard that our customers […]

Automate AWS Config reporting for noncompliant resources that have been non-compliant for a period of time

AWS Config evaluates the configuration settings of your AWS resources. You do this by creating AWS Config rules, which represent your ideal configuration settings. AWS Config provides customizable, predefined rules called AWS Managed Rules to help you get started. While AWS Config continuously tracks the configuration changes that occur among your resources, it checks whether […]

How Capgemini used AWS Systems Manager and AWS cloud native services to provide self-service monitoring

This post was written in collaboration with David Wansell, an Enterprise Cloud Architect at Capgemini with over 20 years of experience across multiple enterprise domains. He designs and builds automation and solutions that enable customers to deliver on their desired outcomes in their cloud adoption journey. Customers need a way to automatically create alarms that […]

How Capgemini used AWS Systems Manager and AWS cloud native services to provide self-service logging and analytics

This post was written in collaboration with David Wansell, an Enterprise Cloud Architect at Capgemini with over 20 years of experience across multiple enterprise domains. He designs and builds automation and solutions that enable customers to deliver on their desired outcomes in their cloud adoption journey. Log analysis helps customers to manage infrastructure and applications […]

Using AWS Cost Explorer and cost allocation tags to view Amazon S3 costs by bucket

AWS customers often have many users and groups within their organization utilizing Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) buckets. In addition, customers often need a way to accurately understand the costs on a per-bucket basis for cost observability and charge back mechanisms. This is also important if a customer is entering the AWS Migration Acceleration […]

Monitoring Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora using Amazon Managed Grafana

Organizations running critical applications on AWS using fully managed database services such as Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) and Amazon Aurora rely on robust monitoring to ensure that their databases are performant, and cause no service disruptions to their customers. Amazon Managed Grafana is a fully managed and secure data visualization service that you […]

Improve your IoT security posture using AWS

Introduction IoT applications and devices can be diverse and are used across industries such as utilities, agriculture, manufacturing, mining, transportation and consumer electronics.  With the exponential growth of IoT devices and the increasing attack surface, it also means that IoT security needs to planned and designed into the solution from the ground up.  IoT solutions […]

How to Automate Incident Response with PagerDuty and AWS Systems Manager Incident Manager

Incident response is a core operations capability for organizations to develop, and a core element in the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (AWS CAF). Responding to operations incidents quickly is important to minimize their impacts. Automating incident response helps you scale your capabilities, rapidly reduce the recovery time, and reduce repetitive work by your cloud operations teams. […]

Build Cloud Operations Skills Using the New Getting Started with AWS Audit Manager Training

Are you responsible for your organization’s compliance? Do you want to simplify and automate audit activities? Do you want to make sure your organization is compliant with internal control frameworks and industry standards? If you need to simplify your risk and compliance assessments while automating evidence collection in your AWS cloud environment, then getting started […]

Group Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics canaries for an aggregated view across regions

Customers frequently use CloudWatch canaries to monitor their applications that enables them to identify issues pro-actively and resolve them before they reach their end users. In today’s world with the cloud making it much simpler to expand globally and provision infrastructure across different parts of the world, customers tend to localize their infrastructure to the […]