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Reference architecture examples and diagrams

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  • Get Started Architecting on AWS

    If you're new to AWS, or just want to brush up on best practices, start with these resources.

    AWS Well-Architected

    AWS Well-Architected provides a framework to help cloud architects build secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient architectures.

    Are You Well-Architected?

    Establishing Your Cloud Foundation on AWS

    This guided path approach helps you build and evolve your AWS Cloud environment based on a consolidated set of definitions, scenarios, guidance, and automations.

    Establishing Your Cloud Foundation on AWS - Beyond Your Landing Zone

    Overview of AWS

    Explore this helpful resource outlining every AWS service at-hand to help you pick the right service for your architecture.

    AWS for Every Application

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  • The ML-based telemetry analytics solution architecture

    Announcing Updates to the AWS Well-Architected Framework Guidance

    In this blog post, we announce updates to the Well-Architected Framework implementation guidance for the new and existing best practices to be more prescriptive. This includes enhanced recommendations and steps on reusable architecture patterns focused on specific business outcomes.

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    Let’s Architect! Learn About Machine Learning on AWS

    In this post, we highlight a collection of sessions that show you how ML can help you stay ahead of the curve, responding dynamically to changing market conditions and customer preferences, ultimately driving innovation and enhancing competitiveness.

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    Let’s Architect! Discovering Generative AI on AWS

    In this post, we’ll cover these topics and share an initial set of methodologies to put generative AI into production. We’ll start with a broad introduction to the domain and then share a mix of videos, blogs, and hands-on workshops.

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  • Build resilient architectures
  • Cloud Resilience

    Learn how to keep your system running during times of disruption or stress with these resources.

    Reliability Pillar - AWS Well-Architected Framework

    The reliability pillar focuses on workloads performing their intended functions and how to recover quickly from failure to meet demands.

    Designing for Reliability with AWS Well-Architected

    Building Resilient Well-Architected Workloads Using AWS Resilience Hub

    Learn how to use AWS Resilience Hub to assess and improve the resilience of your architecture based on its actionable recommendations.

    Introduction to AWS Resilience Hub

    Resilience Lifecycle Framework: A Continuous Approach to Resilience Improvement

    The resilience lifecycle framework outlines five key stages containing resilience learnings and best practices that you can use to improve your resilience posture.

    Incorporating Continuous Resilience in Your Development Ecosystem

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    Build secure, reliable, cost-effective data-processing architectures.
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    Learn how to develop, deploy, run, and scale your applications.
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    Learn the most secure, reliable, and scalable way to run containers.
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    Choose the right database for your use case and access patterns.
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    Build architectures that help you respond to the changing needs of your workforce.
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    Build effective and efficient machine learning (ML) architectures.
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    Learn to more rapidly and reliably build and deliver products using AWS.
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    Learn best practices for building and running Microsoft applications.
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    Learn how to move existing applications to AWS.
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    Learn how to meet your security and compliance goals using AWS infrastructure and services.
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    Learn to build and run applications and backend services without servers.
  • Storage
    Design reliable, scalable, and secure data storage architectures.

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