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Create canaries in Python using Selenium in Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics

Create canaries in Python and Selenium using Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics

In April 2020, we launched Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics, which developers can use to create canaries that are configurable scripts running on a schedule to monitor endpoints, APIs, and website content. With canaries, your business can discover issues before your customers do, so you can react quickly to fix them. When you’re running scripts on CloudWatch […]

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Cross-Region application monitoring using Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics and AWS CloudFormation

Customers need a way to find problems with their application before the real end users encounter them. They need to predict how their application will perform in supported geographies and isolate the root cause of any detected bottlenecks. Synthetic monitoring allows customers to emulate business processes or user transactions from different geographies and monitor their […]

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Build a scheduler as a service with Amazon CloudWatch Events, Amazon EventBridge, and AWS Lambda

There are multiple ways to build a scheduler as a service in AWS. In this blog post, we provide step-by-step instructions for building a scheduler as a service with Amazon CloudWatch Events and Amazon EventBridge with AWS Lambda. We also demonstrate how to build a dynamic API scheduler using EventBridge and Lambda. CloudWatch Events deliver […]

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Introducing AWS CloudFormation modules

If you’ve used AWS CloudFormation, you’ve probably experienced times when you are trying to build applications and want to deploy resources with best practices defined. As you work on your templates, you might be curious about which resource properties to configure and which values to use to follow those best practices. While you’re building your […]

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Creating ServiceNow incidents for AWS License Manager notifications

AWS License Manager streamlines the process of managing software licenses from software vendors like Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, SAP, and others across AWS and in on-premises environments. Administrators can create customized licensing rules that AWS License Manager enforces when Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances are launched. This helps you prevent licensing violations by stopping the […]

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AWS Management and Governance at Re:Invent 2020

AWS re:Invent is always an exciting time of the year to engage with our customers to learn, and share information about our services and features. Due to the current pandemic, re:Invent is pivoting to a free and virtual format presented across 3 weeks from November 30 to December 18 this year. Yes, you read that […]

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Monitor the health of AWS Systems Manager agent using Amazon CloudWatch

AWS customers use AWS Systems Manager to view and control their infrastructure on AWS. Using the AWS Systems Manager console, they can view operational data from multiple AWS services and automate operational tasks across AWS resources. AWS Systems Manager helps you maintain security and compliance by scanning your managed instances. It also reports on (or […]

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Track licenses across multiple AWS Regions using AWS License Manager

Are you a license administrator who wants to manage software licenses from different vendors as you build your cloud infrastructure across multiple AWS Regions? If so, you can use AWS License Manager to gain control and visibility into license usage. In this blog post, we discuss a solution that integrates AWS License Manager with AWS […]

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Improved management of Amazon CloudWatch Alarms using AWS Systems Manager OpsCenter

In today’s world of DevOps, continuous deployments, and data-driven decisions, we are gathering more and more data from our applications.  From metrics to logs to traces to time series data the volume of information being collected is growing at an exponential rate.  This enormous amount of data is causing us to rethink traditional approaches to […]

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Application configuration deployment to container workloads using AWS AppConfig

AWS AppConfig is a capability of AWS Systems Manager that you can use to create, manage, and quickly deploy application configurations at runtime. With AWS AppConfig, you can validate your configuration data to check for any errors, and define deployment strategies to control the rate at which deployments occur. You can also set monitors to watch […]

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