AWS Cloud Operations & Migrations Blog

Category: Thought Leadership

From Planning to Execution – Harnessing AWS Migration Hub Journeys to Accelerate Migrations and Modernization

Cloud migrations and modernization are a lengthy, intricate, and continually evolving processes. Despite this, McKinsey studies indicate that customers are increasing cloud budgets and the number of applications that they plan to migrate. One of the primary complexities of migration and modernization projects are that collaboration with stakeholders can be cumbersome, relying on random ad-hoc […]

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. […]

Navigating Windows Workload Modernization without Active Directory

Navigating Windows Workload Modernization without Active Directory AWS Customers often migrate Windows workloads to AWS using a lift-and-shift or modernization strategy. Modernizing is a popular choice due to the opportunity to use purpose-built cloud services and reduce TCO by lowering operational overhead and licensing costs. While modernizing, customers often need to evaluate whether they still […]

Cost saving strategies for large enterprise cloud migrations

Introduction In today’s digital era, migrating to the cloud is no longer a question of “Why,” but rather “When.” Beyond infrastructure cost savings, cloud migration offers a multitude of benefits, including enhanced flexibility, agility, and reliability. However, while cloud migration presents a wealth of opportunities, it also comes with the potential for unplanned expenses that […]

Modernizing WebLogic application to Cloud Native on AWS (Part 1)

Background In a typical 3-tier application architecture, WebLogic is an application server that runs on a middle tier between back-end databases and browser-based clients. WebLogic allows users to develop and deploy an application that has business logic and allows the application to access other services like database, messaging, or other enterprise systems. Many customers still […]

Audit and visualize ephemeral EC2 instances using AWS CloudTrail Lake as a zero-ETL data source in Amazon Athena

Today, we are happy to announce that AWS CloudTrail Lake data is now available for zero-ETL analysis in Amazon Athena. AWS CloudTrail Lake is a managed data lake for capturing, storing, accessing, and analyzing user and API activity on AWS for audit, security, and compliance purposes. CloudTrail Lake allows you to easily aggregate activity logs […]

Disaster Recovery (DR) Failover to the Disconnected Edge

Disaster Recovery (DR) Failover to the Disconnected Edge

Introduction Many enterprises rely on AWS to host the entirety of their infrastructure due to the inherent advantages of cloud computing. However, some enterprises operate mission critical workloads from remote areas at an increased risk to lose external network connectivity. For instance, a research facility located in a remote desert, an oil rig in international […]

Top considerations for Flash sale events

Introduction Flash sale events happen when online stores offer deep discounts, promotions on their products or sell unique inventory for a short period, and product launches. The inventory behind these sales is usually low, high demand and the promotions are valid for only the short sale period. Flash sales often see a steep increase in […]

Unlocking the power: The keys to delivering successful Cloud Migrations

Despite the many benefits of moving to the Cloud, large enterprises frequently struggle to deliver migrations (and the related business transformation) in the planned timeframe. Why?  What are the key factors that ensure a successful migration that becomes an oft-quoted industry benchmark for a Cloud driven transformation; rather than a moribund initiative where a number […]