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Tag: Amazon EC2

Understanding AWS High Availability and Replication for vSphere Administrators

Introduction vSphere HA is a fundamental and frequently used feature of vSphere. If any of several failure scenarios occur, it restarts a virtual machine. The failure scenarios range from VM or host crashes to unresponsive hosts (for example, due to network isolation or outage). Translating vSphere High Availability (HA) to the public cloud can be […]

Get Disk Utilization of Your Fleet Using AWS Systems Manager Custom Inventory Types

Get Disk Utilization of Your Fleet Using AWS Systems Manager Custom Inventory Types

Some of my customers need assistance while operating their Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) infrastructure. They need to: Review the disk usage of various volumes/ disks within an EC2 instance. To do it in a scalable way, one does not need to access the instance either through a Remote Desktop Session (RDP) or use […]

Centralize image administration for virtual machines and containers using EC2 Image Builder

Customers may have different processes for image building across virtual machines, containers, or both. This variation in processes introduces operational overhead in managing images, including the initial configuration and the ongoing updates. From the AWS Well-Architected Operational Excellence Pillar, section “Document and share lessons learned”, these images should be standardized, configured with the latest patches, […]

Migrate a WordPress Blog from Azure to AWS using AWS Application Migration Service

Introduction In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, businesses are constantly seeking new ways to enhance their operations, optimize costs, and leverage the benefits of cloud computing. As organizations evolve, they often find themselves needing to migrate their virtual machines (VMs) from one cloud provider to another, such as moving from Azure or Google Cloud Platform (GCP) […]

Automate insights for your EC2 fleets across AWS accounts and regions

Automate insights for your EC2 fleets across AWS accounts and regions

Introduction Gaining insights and managing large Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) fleet that is spread across multiple accounts and regions can be a challenging task. It’s crucial to have a quick and efficient method to identify which instances are managed by AWS Systems Manager (SSM) and gather detailed information about the instances that are […]

How World Kinect Corporation migrated their Oracle E-Business Suite Applications to AWS

Contributions from Paul Wright, Leader in Database and middleware Services at World Kinect Corporation  Introduction With the advancement in maturity and breadth of cloud solutions, an increasing number of enterprises are choosing to embark on migrating their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems to the cloud. ERP systems sit at the heart of many digital transformation initiatives because […]

Building CIS hardened Golden Images and Pipelines with EC2 Image Builder

Until recently, customers had to navigate to the AWS Marketplace Console and search for a compatible Amazon Machine Image (AMI) product for your image pipeline. They also had to write their own custom components to harden the operating systems to meet Center for Internet Security (CIS) Benchmark guidelines. This required subscriptions to the CIS Benchmark […]

How to Manage Licenses for Servers Migrating to AWS using AWS License Manager

We often see large enterprises migrating their workloads to AWS, reaping the benefits of the state-of-the-art migration tool AWS Application Migration Service, and they prefer migrating their Microsoft workloads along with licenses. This post will show how we can lift and shift large enterprise workloads with Windows Bring Your Own Licenses (BYOL) using Application Migration […]

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. […]

Change Management for Life Sciences

In this post, we’ll demonstrate how Customers looking to maintain Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Good Clinical Practices (GCP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) can get started evaluating their environments for the controls found in Title 21 of the Code of Federal regulations (CFR) Part 11, and remediate non-compliant resources via a change control process using native […]