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Tag: AWS CloudFormation

How to import migrated Amazon EC2 instances into infrastructure code

Modeling Infrastructure as Code (IaC) enables you to automate the lifecycle of AWS resources. However, the timing for IaC adoption can vary. AWS customers often move quickly in the beginning by performing block-level replication of their servers to the cloud. This is suitable when hundreds or thousands of servers need to exit their data center […]

AWS Service Catalog Account Factory-Enhanced

Many enterprise customers who use AWS Control Tower to create accounts want an uncomplicated way to extend the next steps in the account creation process. These next steps cover common business use cases, including creating networks, security profiles, governance, and compliance. Executing these processes for every new account created manually is cumbersome and challenging to […]

Introducing new language extensions in AWS CloudFormation

AWS CloudFormation, an Infrastructure as Code (IaC) service that lets you model, provision, and manage AWS and third-party resources, recently released a new language transform that enhances the core CloudFormation language. For our first release, these enhancements are new intrinsic functions for JSON string conversion (Fn::ToJsonString), length (Fn::Length), and support for intrinsic functions and pseudo-parameter […]

Monitoring Data Ingestion Tasks with Amazon CloudWatch Metrics and Alarms

Data is produced every day in increasing volumes and varieties in on-premises and cloud environments. Data ingestion into AWS is a common task and there are many services and architecture patterns that customers use to bring in data. In this post, we provide a guide for establishing monitoring and alerting on a data ingestion workload […]

Create speech-enabled products using AWS Service Catalog and Amazon Polly

In this post, we’ll show how enterprises can use AWS Service Catalog to create AWS Service Catalog products based on AWS machine learning (ML) services, such as Amazon Polly and Amazon Rekognition. These products are packaged in AWS Service Catalog portfolios that customers can use for their use cases. These portfolios can generate revenue for […]

A self-service patching solution for multi-account organizations

Patch Management is a critical operation that every organization wants to prioritize. This becomes tedious and challenging if an enterprise operates on a platform-consumer or hub-spoke model. An example of this would be a multi-account environment with hundreds of accounts and thousands of users using applications hosted in AWS. Different application owners have different requirements […]

Delegate account factory creation to parts of your organization with AWS Control Tower

While working with many of our regulated industry customers, we have been posed the question: “How can we enable a local team to create AWS Control Tower managed accounts within their specific Organizational Units (OUs)?” The customers want to leverage the guardrails and baselines put in place by AWS Control Tower so that: They could […]

Fully-automated enterprise-scaled provisioning of AWS Accounts via Self-Service using Jira Service Desk

With more than 5 million articles from over 7,000 brands, OTTO is one of the leading German online shopping platforms. In the future, it will open up to even more brands and partners as part of its transformation. OTTO is part of the internationally active Otto Group, with headquarters in Hamburg, and employs 6,100 people […]

Using Amazon CloudWatch metrics math to monitor and scale resources

Many applications require monitoring, scaling, and alerting across multiple dimensions. This requirement adds operational complexity for Developer Operations (DevOps) teams, as they must track numerous discrete data points. Instead, you can use Amazon CloudWatch metric math to create composite metrics quickly and easily. In this post, you’ll learn to apply these concepts to monitoring dashboards, […]

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 […]