AWS Management Tools Blog

Standardizing infrastructure delivery in distributed environments using AWS Service Catalog

A common security design pattern and best practice among many of our enterprise customers is to provide application isolation through the adoption of a multi-account strategy. Many customers choose to create individual AWS accounts based on software development lifecycle (SDLC) phases such as Development (Dev), Quality Assurance (QA), and Production (Prod), to provide complete separation […]

Read More

Packaging to Distribution – Using AWS Systems Manager Distributor to deploy Datadog

AWS Systems Manager Distributor automates the process of packaging and publishing software to managed Windows and Linux instances across the cloud landscape, as well as to on-premises servers, through a single simplified interface. Customers can now leverage AWS Systems Manager Distributor to package custom software like monitoring agents and security agents, and then distribute them […]

Read More

Using AWS License Manager to track your Microsoft SQL Server licenses

AWS License Manager can manage any software licenses that are based on vCPU, physical cores, physical sockets, or number of instances. In this blog post, we’ll walk through a common use case of using AWS License Manager to help you manage your SQL Server licenses. Step 1: Launch License Manager You can access License Manager […]

Read More

How Twitch monitors its services with Amazon CloudWatch

by Alex Cioc and Steve McCurry Twitch is the leading service and community for multiplayer entertainment and is owned by Amazon. Twitch also provides social and features and micro-transaction features that drive content engagement for its audiences. These services operate at a high transaction volume. Twitch uses Amazon CloudWatch to monitor its business-critical services. It […]

Read More

How Moody’s uses AWS Systems Manager to patch servers across multiple cloud providers

Introduction Enterprises today continue to face challenges maintaining an inventory of all of their infrastructure. They need to ensure timely patching of their servers spread across their on-premises and cloud environments using the same set of tools. In this guest blog post, Divya Elaty, VP, Cloud Engineering at Moody’s, and Sarat Guttikonda, Global Solutions Architect […]

Read More

Query your resource configuration state using the advanced query feature of AWS Config

On March 19, AWS Config announced a new capability called advanced query. Advanced query makes it easy to query the resource configuration properties of your AWS resources for audit, compliance, or operational troubleshooting. Advanced query is available in all AWS public Regions and in AWS GovCloud (US) at no additional charge for AWS Config customers. […]

Read More

Create a metric math alarm using Amazon CloudWatch

In 2018 we launched metric math, which enables you to perform calculations across multiple metrics for real-time analysis. You can visualise these computed metrics through the Amazon CloudWatch console, add them to CloudWatch Dashboards, or retrieve through the newly launched GetMetricData API. You can use metric math to derive insights from your existing CloudWatch metrics and […]

Read More

Enable self-service, secured data science using Amazon SageMaker notebooks and AWS Service Catalog

by Sanjay Garje and Vebhhav (Veb) Singh Enterprises of all sizes are moving to the AWS Cloud. We hear from leadership of those enterprise teams that they are looking to provide a safe, cost-governed way to provide easy access to Amazon SageMaker to promote experimentation with data science to unlock new business opportunities and disrupt […]

Read More

Git pre-commit validation of AWS CloudFormation templates with cfn-lint

We’re living in a golden age of AWS CloudFormation tooling. Tools like cfn_nag and taskcat make it easier to treat your infrastructure as code by performing testing and validation before you deploy a single resource into your accounts. In this blog post, I’ll show you how to use linters to validate your CloudFormation templates.

Read More