How to Use AWS Tags to Manage Your Cloud Resources

In AWS, tags are a way of defining specific rules. These rules can help in creating permissions, tracking cloud resources, and even optimizing costs. Without tags and tag policies, it wouldn’t be possible to gain deep visibility into the cloud. For a tag to be effective, it must have a key and a value attached…

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AWS cloud management 2.0: what is it and why should you care?

The reason your business uses AWS is to improve flexibility, save money and be more efficient. However, with your infrastructure growing rapidly in both size and complexity, and with more applications migrating to the cloud, accomplishing these goals is becoming increasingly difficult. You’re not the only one struggling. Jay Chapel estimated that, between idle and…

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How to Use nOps’ Dashboard to Amp the Value of AWS CloudTrail

With AWS cloud, teams can acquire cloud services with and without the participation of IT, leading to a dramatic increase in the volume, velocity, and complexity of IT service requests. As a result, new services are often created without any change management process. Without a change management process in place, organizations risk impact to the…

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Boost Your AWS Infrastructure Performance — and Lower Your AWS Costs — by Detecting Low Network Utilization

When you set up an Amazon EC2 instance and attach an Amazon EBS volume to that instance, AWS will charge you for the instance and the Amazon EBS volume. And, if for any reason you have instances that are not actively churning business value, and you forget to stop the instances, you will continue to…

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Can you add change management rigor to AWS and still go fast?

5 ways to do change management at the speed of DevOps. Change is inevitable. In fact, if you’re practicing Agile and DevOps, of all the “continuous” states that you aspire to, there’s one you can count on, and that’s continuous change. Your team is continuously changing the infrastructure to deliver value to your customers in…

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ITIL Change Management For Cloud

ITIL provides guidelines and processes for managing changes by IT. These guidelines help companies to ensure when IT makes changes–and changes are inevitable—service reliability is not jeopardized and there is no negative impact on customers’ experience. But IT also needs to make changes fast, especially if you are on cloud. Cloud’s main draw is that…

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