Operational Resilience in the Cloud | Maximizing Business Value with AWS

Posted on March 22, 2019 by MarkRichmanMarkRichman

Operational Resilience in the Cloud

Operationally resilient organizations depend on the help of four cornerstones: Operations, Security, Software, and Infrastructure.

The cloud allows you to drive improved SLAs on applications, reduce regulatory compliance complexity, minimize unplanned outages that unexpectedly cut revenue or cost money to address.

Operations

Leveraging automation eliminates error-prone human elements, and hardens existing operational procedures. Automation enables the ability to manage services from end-to-end, such as infrastructure support, infrastructure security availability.

Keep your applications running smoothly with system-wide visibility into utilization, performance, and operational metrics. Enhance your security and governance by automatically checking the configuration of Amazon Web Services resources. Monitor API access to strengthen security and simplify troubleshooting.

Security

AWS continuously applies best-of-breed protections to all of its global infrastructure.

Leverage AWS automation and tools available to you to mitigate the most severe security risks, and resist or eliminate denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

Use the Identity Access Management (IAM) service to centrally manage users and credentials, helping you reduce or eliminate the existence of “rogue” servers.

Easily leverage a roster of 30+ compliance certifications and accreditations to build secure, compliance-ready environments.

Software

AWS CodeDeploy enables blue/green deployments allowing for quick rollbacks, should production issues arise.

Automate continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) workflows using AWS CodePipeline.

Resources stay current and secure with OS patching with AWS Managed Services.

Create and manage a collection of related AWS resources seamlessly with CloudFormation.

Infrastructure

AWS allows you to build a world-class infrastructure.

AWS continues to lead the industry in improving data centers on a massive scale. For example, as a standard, each AWS Availability Zone in each Region are redundantly connected to multiple tier-1 transit providers. Every compute instance is served by two independent power sources, each with utility, UPS, and backup generator power.

Stay tuned for the next article in this series, where I’ll be discussing the concept of workforce productivity as it relates to cloud computing.

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