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Category: Technical How-to

Introducing vended logs for Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus

Customers are using Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus to monitor and alert on their container metrics. Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus ships with Alert Manager, the open source alert routing component in Prometheus. Alert manager routes alerts to Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS). However, there are some common reasons why alert manager may fail […]

Move over IT, here comes innovation

Companies invest in research and development (R&D) to improve their cost structure, speed to market, and quality of offerings. R&D spend is highest in industries where research efforts are linked to product roadmaps, as is the case in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and technology industries. Those typically allocate 10% to 15% of their revenues to innovation. […]

AWS Resources Lifecycle Management Via ServiceNow and AWS Service Management Connector

Customers deploy series of AWS resources to support their workloads in the cloud. These organizations, as part of their maturity journey, must help managing the lifecycle of their AWS Resources using existing IT Service Management tool, such as ServiceNow. Manually executing these tasks via both consoles (ServiceNow and AWS Console) is inefficient and time-tasking. With […]

Optimize Log Collection with Amazon CloudWatch Agent Log Filter Expressions

The Amazon CloudWatch agent is a software package that autonomously and continuously runs on your servers. You can install and configure the CloudWatch agent to collect system and application logs from Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), on-premises hosts, and containerized applications. The logs collected by the CloudWatch agent are processed and stored in Amazon CloudWatch, […]

Monitoring Windows desktops on Amazon Workspaces using Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus and Amazon Managed Grafana

Many Organizations leverage Amazon Workspaces as a virtual cloud-based Windows desktop as a solution (DAAS) to replace their existing traditional desktop solution to shift the cost and effort of maintaining laptops and desktops to a cloud pay-as-you-go model. Customers using Amazon Workspaces would need the support of managed services to monitor their workspaces environment operations. […]

How to peer an AWS Migration Hub Refactor Spaces orchestrated AWS Transit Gateway to your existing enterprise AWS Transit Gateway

AWS Migration Hub Refactor Spaces helps customers incrementally refactor applications while shielding end users from the changes of infrastructure and using the strangler fig pattern. This enables customers to refactor their legacy applications into a series of microservices while continuing to operate the existing application in production. Refactor Spaces achieves this by orchestrating a number […]

How to enable bulk self-service provisioning of Amazon WorkSpaces by using AWS Service Management Connector, AWS Service Catalog and ServiceNow Import sets

Amazon WorkSpaces is a fully-managed, secure Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution that runs on AWS. AWS provides several choices to deploy desktops to users. Some organizations need help integrating this process into their existing automation and Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) tools. Many customers that we talk to want to have a bulk provisioning process, approval process, […]

Deliver Java JMX statistics to Amazon CloudWatch using the CloudWatch Agent and CollectD

A common problem customers face is alerting when their Java-based workloads experience performance issues, such as heap constraints. In this post, I’ll illustrate how relevant metrics from the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) can be collected and sent to Amazon CloudWatch, where customers can define alerts that fire when workloads are in jeopardy. Overview Let’s consider […]

Find the most evaluated AWS Config rules using AWS CloudTrail Lake

In this post, I’ll show you how to find most evaluated AWS Config rules to dive deep into AWS Config charges on your invoice by using AWS CloudTrail Lake. The solution uses the new AWS CloudTrail feature, CloudTrail Lake, to analyze CloudTrail events. AWS Config is a service that enables you to assess, audit, and […]

Best Practices for validating AWS AppConfig Feature Flags and Configuration Data

AWS AppConfig helps you create, manage, and deploy application configuration. One crucial use case for AppConfig is feature flagging, which lets you release features quickly and safely. Using AppConfig Feature Flags, you can separate code from configuration data and hide new features behind a configuration flag.  When ready to release that feature, you simply update the […]