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CloudFormation StackSets delegated administration

If you are using AWS CloudFormation StackSets, you are having to manage your stacks from the AWS Organizations management account. According to best practice, the management account should be used only for tasks that require it. Until today, you had to use the management account to manage your AWS CloudFormation stack sets. To help limit […]

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Automate AWS Backups with AWS Service Catalog

If you’re an organization with multiple AWS accounts and independent teams, cloud governance can seem a daunting task. The complexities of balancing developer velocity with centralized governance risks can slow down the innovation you’re trying to speed up. Fortunately, AWS Service Catalog, and AWS Backup help to implement a well-architected approach to self-service while meeting […]

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Cross-Region application monitoring using Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics and AWS CloudFormation

Customers need a way to find problems with their application before the real end users encounter them. They need to predict how their application will perform in supported geographies and isolate the root cause of any detected bottlenecks. Synthetic monitoring allows customers to emulate business processes or user transactions from different geographies and monitor their […]

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Introducing AWS CloudFormation modules

If you’ve used AWS CloudFormation, you’ve probably experienced times when you are trying to build applications and want to deploy resources with best practices defined. As you work on your templates, you might be curious about which resource properties to configure and which values to use to follow those best practices. While you’re building your […]

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Using AWS Launch Wizard, AWS Marketplace, and AWS Service Management Connector for ServiceNow to deploy SAP HANA based applications on AWS

More than 5,000 of our customers run SAP on AWS and more than half of them have deployed SAP HANA-based solutions on AWS. Since 2008, when SAP became an AWS customer, customers have been bringing their SAP landscapes to AWS and using it as their platform for innovation. AWS Launch Wizard helps customers to deploy […]

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Secure monitoring of user workflow experience using Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics and AWS Secrets Manager

Customers often need an easy way to monitor the URLs, API endpoints, and critical GUI workflows of their web applications in a secure fashion. Monitoring helps keep the service available by detecting performance bottlenecks and operational issues as soon as they arise. Customers also want to be alerted when availability and latency issues occur so […]

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Four ways to retrieve any AWS service property using AWS CloudFormation (Part 1 of 3)

Many of you have experience using AWS CloudFormation to automate your application deployments. As you probably know, the service supports around 600 types of resources. When you optimize your templates, you might have discovered that each of those resource types encapsulates native AWS SDK API calls to create or update each resource’s state or configuration. You […]

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Improve governance and business agility using AWS Management and Governance videos – part 2

This blog post highlights newly published videos on the AWS Management and Governance YouTube channel that help you enable, provision, and operate your AWS environments effectively. The first part of this blog series was published last spring. The objective of these video-based, hands-on solutions is to enable you to innovate faster while maintaining control over […]

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AWS CloudFormation StackSet Orchestration: Automated deployment using AWS Step Functions

We often use AWS CloudFormation StackSets to automatically deploy infrastructure into many different accounts. Whether they are managed by AWS Control Tower or AWS Organizations, StackSets provide a simple and automated way to handle the creation of resources and infrastructure right after provisioning a new account. You can automatically deploy StackSets to accounts that belong […]

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Extend AWS Control Tower governance using AWS Config Conformance Packs

As many customers adopt AWS Control Tower, they have asked Raphael and me how to add additional governance policies such as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) to their environments on top of the guardrails that AWS Control Tower provides. Customers want to enable these additional policies on the AWS Regions where AWS Control Tower is […]

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