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Tag: Automation

Implementing Serverless Transit Network Orchestrator (STNO) in AWS Control Tower

Introduction Many of the customers that we have worked with are using advanced network architectures in AWS for multi-VPC and multi-account architectures. Placing workloads into separate Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) has several advantages, chief among them isolating sensitive workloads and allowing teams to innovate without fear of impacting other systems. Many companies are taking […]

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Using State Manager over cfn-init in CloudFormation and its benefits

Introduction If you have deployed Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) instances via AWS CloudFormation, you most likely want to install software or configure the operating system of the instance. To accomplish this, you may have used cfn-init, one of the CloudFormation helper scripts available to AWS customers since February 2012. However, since that time AWS […]

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Automate RDS Aurora Snapshots for disaster recovery

It is important to have a well-defined proactive disaster recovery strategy for efficient and uninterrupted flow of data across an organization. This applies to all components of your application architecture, including the database layer. While Amazon Aurora database clusters are fault-tolerant and highly available by design, for disaster recovery use cases, customers prefer to keep […]

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Deploy Enterprise Proof-of-Concept with prooV and AWS Service Catalog

Deploy Enterprise Proof-of-Concept with prooV and AWS Service Catalog Proof-of-concept testing is a must-have practice for enterprise application development teams for decision making regarding technology adoption. With the elasticity and scalability provided by the cloud, it’s more important now than ever to predict and understand application behavior in a real-world scenario. Before releasing a new […]

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How to execute Chef recipes using AWS Systems Manager

It’s exciting to see how many AWS customers are taking advantage of AWS Systems Manager to manage and deploy infrastructure configuration at scale. I have previously blogged about the benefits of using AWS Systems Manager with configuration management tools, including Ansible and Salt. Recent improvements to the configuration management functionality, has made the service even […]

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Workflow diagram that shows how Control Tower's lifecycle events are generated and recorded

Using lifecycle events to track AWS Control Tower actions and trigger automated workflows

Many customers that I work with are creating and provisioning new accounts using AWS Control Tower. They prefer an AWS native solution for creating their environment knowing that it will be based upon documented AWS Best Practices. As customers scale their account creation, there exists an opportunity to use additional Control Tower features to perform […]

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New features of Run Command: Copy to new, rerun, and CloudWatch Metrics

In this blog post, I cover new features of AWS Systems Manger Run Command that make deploying and testing automation at scale easier. AWS Systems Manager is a great platform to simplify the task of managing infrastructure at scale. One of the key features of this platform is Run Command, which enables automation of common […]

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Creating Packer images using AWS System Manager Automation

If you run AWS EC2 instances in AWS, then you are probably familiar with the concept of pre-baking Amazon Machine Images (AMIs). That is, preloading all needed software and configuration on an EC2 instance, then creating an image of that. The resulting image can then be used to launch new instances with all software and […]

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Automating account administration using AWS Systems Manager

This post focuses on one way Dedalus, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner based out of Brazil, maintains agility and control over their customer environments, by using AWS Systems Manager Automation to simplify everyday administration tasks and perform configuration management at scale on Amazon EC2 instances. Dedalus, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner based in Brazil, who […]

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Auto-populate instance details by integrating AWS Config with your ServiceNow CMDB

Introduction Many AWS customers either integrate ServiceNow into their existing AWS services or set up both ServiceNow and AWS services for simultaneous use. One challenge in this use case is the need to update your configuration management database (CMDB) when a new spin-up instance appears in AWS. This post demonstrates how to integrate AWS Config […]

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