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Organizational culture for Cloud Adoption

Maximize Cloud Adoption Benefits with a Well-Architected Organizational Culture

Organizational culture, often described as the “personality” of an organization, determines how people work, interact, and respond to change and challenges. There is strong recognition, supported by evidence, that an organization’s culture is a powerful determinant of transformation success. Culture’s impact is magnified in cloud transformation, where the cloud’s extraordinary capabilities are limited only by […]

Schedule automated operations for your Terraform managed resources on AWS

Introduction Do you have AWS resources deployed with Terraform where you would like to perform specific operations on schedule while avoiding drift in state? Terraform is an infrastructure as code tool that helps you build, change, and version cloud and on-premise resources safely and efficiently. This post describes a pattern that can be used to […]

Downgrade SQL Server Enterprise edition using AWS Systems Manager Document to reduce cost

Downgrade SQL Server Enterprise edition using AWS Systems Manager Document to reduce cost

In this post, we will show how to downgrade SQL Server from Enterprise edition to Standard edition on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud(EC2) instances to help you reduce cost. If you are not using any of the features of Enterprise edition, you can downgrade to Standard edition. Here is the flowchart that can help you identify […]

Managing CloudWatch Synthetics canaries at scale

Managing CloudWatch Synthetics canaries at scale

Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics offers an automated approach to monitoring the performance and availability of your application endpoints, REST APIs, and website content, allowing you to discover issues before your customers do. As your applications and suite of accompanying canaries grows over time, it becomes more challenging and time consuming to manage them at scale. This […]

Automate account customization using Account Factory Customization in AWS Control Tower

Automate account customization using Account Factory Customization in AWS Control Tower

Before customers can build, migrate and operate their workloads at scale, they must build a foundation to enable a multi-account architecture that supports the growing needs of their organization. With this foundation in place, customers can create AWS accounts to enable workload isolation within their organizations. As customers build their AWS account structure to group […]

Monitor AWS Application Migration Service in Multiple Accounts and Regions

Customers commonly begin their journey to AWS by rehosting (lifting-and-shifting) servers in their on-premises environment. They do this for various business reasons, including shifting from capital to operational expense, reducing total cost of ownership, reducing support costs, data center exit, and many others. AWS Application Migration Service (MGN) is the automated lift-and-shift service that facilitates […]

Implementing an alarm to automatically detect drift in AWS CloudFormation stacks

AWS CloudFormation is a service that helps you model and implement your Infrastructure as Code (IaC). It provisions and configures cloud resources as described in template files that are written in JSON or YAML. After resources have been created with CloudFormation, it is possible for users to alter those resources via the AWS Management Console, […]

Automatically update alternate contacts for newly created AWS Accounts

Customers use the cloud to move faster and build differentiated products and services. AWS lets you experiment, innovate, and scale more quickly, all while providing a flexible and secure cloud environment. Furthermore, a multi-account AWS environment lets you build and deploy workloads quickly, while providing mechanisms to do so in a secure, scalable, and resilient […]

Manage AWS account alternate contacts with Terraform

Managing AWS billing, support and service team notifications, and potential security events are critical for customers to ensure security, cost optimization and operational monitoring for their AWS deployments. Alternate contacts allow us to contact another person about issues with your account at the right time, even if you’re unavailable. AWS will send you operational notifications such […]

Introducing the AWSSQLServer-DBCC Automation document for SQL Server maintenance

Introducing the AWSSQLServer-DBCC Automation document for SQL Server maintenance

In the first three posts in this five-part series, I introduced you to AWS Launch Wizard Systems Manager Automation documents for SQL Server and showed you how to run the AWSSQLServer-Backup, AWSSQLServer-Restore, and AWSSQLServer-Index Automation documents. In this post, I’ll show you how to use the AWSSQLServer-DBCC document for SQL Server to execute database consistency […]