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Serverless COBOL: Rejuvenating legacy code with open source software — Part 1

In this post, we explain how using open source software, GnuCOBOL, combined with AWS Lambda functions, can extend the life of legacy code into a serverless context. We also examine additional benefits of open source software when legacy features are deployed in such a modern environment. The COBOL code described in this post—CI/CD scripts—are available […]

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Declarative provisioning of AWS resources with Spinnaker and Crossplane

This post was written by Steve Borrelli, Rob Clark, Manabu McCloskey, Vikrant Kahlir, and Nima Kaviani. In a previous blog post, we discussed how GitOps, declarative definition of infrastructure and application resources, and using technologies such as AWS Controllers for Kubernetes (ACK) and Crossplane have enabled DevOps engineers to reduce complexity and improve visibility into […]

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Developing microservices using container image support for AWS Lambda and AWS CDK

AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) is an open source software development framework used to define cloud application resources using familiar programming languages. AWS CDK can build container images locally, deploying them to Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR), and configure them to run as Lambda functions. AWS CDK accelerates onboarding to AWS because there […]

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How being open led to greater customer value with the AWS IoT Device SDK for Embedded C

The AWS IoT Device SDK for Embedded C (C-SDK) is composed of a set of MIT-licensed libraries that demonstrate simplified, lightweight, and secure connectivity to AWS IoT Core and device-side operations to AWS IoT services. The AWS IoT C-SDK can work on a variety of operating systems, such as Linux, macOS, and Windows, or a […]

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Managing Grafana and Loki in a regulated multitenant environment

Grafana Loki was introduced in 2018 as a lightweight and cost-effective log aggregation system inspired by Prometheus. Grafana, often with Prometheus, is a popular open source platform for monitoring and observability that can be used to query, visualize, and create alerts on a number of metric and data sources. With the increase in maturity of […]

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Cloud governance and compliance on AWS with policy as code

To stay competitive, organizations must innovate faster and operate more efficiently, and using dynamic and highly scalable cloud resources can help. IT teams can shift from the mindset of a binary choice between business agility and governance control, to a mindset that includes speed and governance over cost, security, compliance, and more. The following common […]

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Scaling threat prevention on AWS with Suricata

This post was written by Victor Julien, Kelley Misata, Shakeel Ahmad, and Maritza Mills. Suricata is a fast, robust, open source network threat detection engine that includes real-time intrusion detection (IDS), an inline intrusion prevention system (IPS), network security monitoring (NSM), and offline packet capture (pcap) processing. Suricata is owned by the community-run, non-profit Open […]

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Using AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry Collector for cross-account metrics collection on Amazon ECS

In November 2020, we announced OpenTelemetry support on AWS with AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT), a secure, production-ready, AWS-supported distribution of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) OpenTelemetry project. With ADOT, you can instrument applications to send correlated metrics and traces to multiple AWS solutions, such as our Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus (AMP) and […]

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Managing AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry Collector with AWS Systems Manager Distributor

AWS Systems Manager Distributor simplifies the distribution, installation, and update process for software packages on managed instances at scale. AWS Systems Manager also provides a secured and centralized repository with version control for these software packages. With AWS Systems Manager Distributor, users can install and update their software packages for a large set of managed […]

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Enhancing data science environments with Vim, tmux, and Zsh on Amazon EC2

This post was written by Josiah Davis, Yin Song, and Anne Hu. The solution can also be found on GitHub. Many professional data scientists are adopting open source software development tools such as Vim, tmux, and Zsh to get more productivity out of their working environment. Vim is a free and open source, highly configurable […]

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