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Tag: Management and Governance

Announcing inbound network access control in Amazon Managed Grafana

Many customers that use Amazon Managed Grafana have a need to restrict the Grafana workspace public access and enable fine-grained control to allow which traffic sources can reach the Grafana workspace. Today, we are announcing Amazon Managed Grafana’s new feature that supports inbound network access control. This enables you to secure Grafana workspaces using VPC […]

Reversing Technical Debt with Cloud

This blog post covers best practices to manage and reverse technical debt by prudently leveraging and operating cloud services. Technical debt is a metaphor coined by Ward Cunningham, to deal with the cost of making tradeoffs in software development to meet near-term business needs. In the case of financial debt, you take a loan to […]

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 […]

Use AWS Systems Manager Automation to create input parameters that populate AWS resources as a dropdown list

As a Solution Architect at AWS, my customers regularly ask how to automate everyday operations within their cloud environment. Their use cases include a variety of operational needs, such as provisioning new resources within an AWS account, and patching/updating managed Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. They are also focused on cost management with […]

Use AWS RAM and AWS MGN to Govern your Migration at scale in AWS

Introduction AWS customers consider Lift & Shift as the first increment of value delivery in their cloud adoption journey. Following this strategy customers will have benefits of speed, cost reduction, business agility, operational resiliency, and staff productivity. As part of the migration plan they will adopt a multi-account strategy to establish their AWS foundation at […]

Managing cross-Region reports for AWS Marketplace and AWS Service Catalog resources

Organizations have many business reasons to track resource usage across their AWS environments. For example, management and administrative teams want to track operation expenditure, license governance, and asset tracking for their AWS Marketplace solutions across Regions currently in use. A centralized reporting dashboard allows the teams to access this information quickly and efficiently. This post […]

Announcing AWS CloudTrail Lake – a managed audit and security Lake

Organizations managing cloud infrastructure in AWS need effective mechanisms to audit operations in their AWS accounts for security and compliance. In November 2013, we announced AWS CloudTrail as the auditing platform for AWS. Since then, millions of customers have adopted this service. We believe CloudTrail is so important to AWS customers’ success that every new […]

How to manage cost overruns in your AWS multi-account environment – Part I

How to manage cost overruns in your AWS multi-account environment – Part 1

AWS provides a flexible and secure environment where you can experiment, innovate, and scale more quickly. As you build and deploy your workloads, you need mechanisms to isolate your resources (for example, a resource container). You can use multiple AWS accounts for this purpose. An AWS account provides natural security, access, and billing boundaries for […]

How to manage cost overruns in your AWS multi-account environment – Part II

How to manage cost overruns in your AWS multi-account environment – Part 2

In the first post of this two-part series, we showed you two approaches for preventing cost overruns in a centralized budget management pattern: Applying a restrictive service control policy (SCP) to an organizational unit (OU). Moving the account to another OU with restrictive SCPs. In this post, we share how you can prevent cost overruns […]

Amazon DevOps Guru sends insights to Amazon SNS and Amazon SNS forwards the insights to PagerDuty

Deliver ML-powered operational insights to your on-call teams via PagerDuty with Amazon DevOps Guru

Amazon DevOps Guru, now in preview, is an ML-powered cloud operations service that assists you in improving application availability. It’s easy to set up and use, and leverages machine learning models informed by years of operational expertise in building, scaling, and maintaining highly available applications at Amazon.com. DevOps Guru continuously analyzes streams of disparate data […]