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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 […]

How to engage application teams during a cloud migration

Engaging effectively with application teams is key in scaling out your cloud migration initiative. Some application teams want minimal involvement in the migration process. Others view it as opportunity to enable their engineers and learn by doing. In this post, I discuss the pros and cons and suitability criteria of three engagement models. Deliver (“do-for” […]

Using the unified CloudWatch Agent to send traces to AWS X-Ray

Today, applications are more distributed than ever before and they no longer run in isolation. This is especially the case when utilizing  Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) or Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS). A distributed workload or system is one that encompasses multiple small independent components, all working together to complete a task or job. […]

Selecting your first workloads to migrate your organization to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Introduction Selecting your first workloads to migrate your organization to AWS is a key stage in delivering a successful migration. In this blog post we provide guidance on how to select early migration candidates. We cover how selecting these candidates can help to kick-off a successful migration, reduce risk, and build skills inside your organization. […]

Validate your Migration cutovers using predefined post-launch actions

Validate your Migration cutovers using predefined post-launch actions

Intro Migration involves a crucial step of validating that your applications perform as expected in the cloud, achieved through multiple checks or scripts run on migrated servers. Manual performance of these tasks is complex, time-consuming, and prone to errors, particularly when migrating servers or applications at scale. AWS Application Migration Services (AWS MGN) simplifies this […]

Streamlining AWS Application Migration Service Replication Agent deployment using MGN connector

AWS Application Migration Service (AWS MGN) is AWS’s recommended service for migrations to AWS. It simplifies and expedites migrating your source servers from physical, virtual, or cloud infrastructure platforms to run natively on AWS. Over the last year, we’ve shared with you several major updates to the MGN service, focusing on offering customers more ways […]

AWS Health Events Intelligence Dashboards & Insights

Organizations operating mission-critical workloads on AWS, need the ability to analyze and respond to AWS service events in a timely manner to maintain operational excellence. AWS Health sends AWS Health events on behalf of other AWS services with three main categories: notifications on account administration and security, operational issues that affect AWS services, and scheduled […]