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Category: Technical How-to

How to Skip Testing and Finalize Cutover in the AWS Application Migration Service

How to Skip Testing and Finalize Cutover in the AWS Application Migration Service

Introduction The purpose of this blog post is to show the steps on how to change the lifecycle status of a source server from “Ready for testing” to “Ready for cutover” to bypass the testing steps when using the AWS Application Migration Service (MGN). This approach can be used for specific scenarios where you want […]

Measure Transformation through the Cloud Adoption Lens

Measure Transformation through the Cloud Adoption lens

Introduction Business and technology teams often measure Digital Transformation and use a financial metric as the yardstick of success. This is an output focused approach, for example – if you migrate applications as-is to the cloud and reduce costs, businesses will approve more similar migrations. However, organizations need to take a comprehensive approach and include […]

Leveraging custom AWS Config rules to optimize cost saving on AWS

AWS Config assesses, audits, and evaluates the configurations and relationships of your resources in your AWS account. Why might we want to use this service for cost optimization? Well consider a scenario where we can be alerted if a specific Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) instance is deployed in the account. If a larger […]

Title of blog: Monitoring Windows services with Amazon CloudWatch

Monitoring Windows services with Amazon CloudWatch

If you run Windows workloads on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), monitoring the health and performance of your Windows Services is essential for reliable systems administration. It’s not just about ensuring uptime; it’s about having a pulse on your system’s health and performance. With a variety of services operating in the background, each playing […]

Multi-tenant monitoring across accounts and regions using Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus

Multi-tenant monitoring across accounts and regions using Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus

In this guest blog post, Nauman Noor (Managing Director), Fabio Dias (Cloud Developer), and Dylan Alibay (Cloud Developer) from the platform engineering team at State Street discuss their use of Amazon Managed Prometheus and AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry to enable monitoring in a multi-tenant, multi-account, and multi-region environment. In the ever-evolving financial services landscape, State […]

Custom Post-launch actions and Deployment scripting using AWS Systems Manager and Amazon CodeWhisperer

In Part 1 of this series, you learned about Blue/Green testing and deployment on AWS, a key strategy that increases application availability and reduces deployment risk by simplifying the rollback process if a deployment fails. We explored live replication using AWS Application Migration Service (AWS MGN) and introduced prebuilt post-launch actions with AWS Systems Manager […]

Accelerating Blue/Green Deployments with AWS MGN Post-Launch Actions

Customers are becoming more aware of the benefits of migrating to AWS in a world increasingly pivoting towards cloud adoption. A recent whitepaper by IDC found that customers who migrate to AWS can experience a 51% reduction in the cost of operations, a 62% increase in IT staff productivity, and a 94% reduction in downtime. […]

How to use AWS Config proactive rules and AWS CloudFormation Hooks to prevent creation of noncompliant cloud resources

Balancing developer freedom and governance controls is a key challenge faced by organizations that are adopting cloud. On one hand, developers need the freedom to innovate and develop new applications and services quickly and on the other, organizations need to maintain control over the resources used and the data processed in order to ensure compliance […]

Securing Elastic IP addresses from accidental release

Have you wondered what are the best practices in safeguarding your infrastructure from unintended release of Elastic IP addresses? In this blog, we are providing a few proactive self-service solutions to streamline IP handling and obtaining a robust environment for critical applications. Before diving into the solution, let us revisit some key concepts of AWS […]

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 […]