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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.

    Establish the Foundational Governance Capabilities to Support Your Cloud Migration

    Overview of AWS

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

    An Introduction to AWS

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  • Let’s Architect! Architecting with Custom Chips and Accelerators

    AWS is offering customers the next generation of computer chip, with lower cost, higher performance, and a reduced carbon footprint. In this post we focus on how to take advantage of custom computer chips, accelerators, and technologies developed by AWS, such as AWS Nitro System, AWS Trainium, and AWS Inferentia.

    Extending Your SaaS Platform with AWS Lambda

    This blog provides architectural guidance for running custom code on SaaS platforms using AWS serverless technologies and AWS Lambda without the overhead of managing infrastructure on either the Software as a service (SaaS) provider or customer side.

    Sequence Diagrams Enrich Your Understanding of Distributed Architectures

    Using Sequence Diagrams, you can explore additional usage scenarios and enrich your understanding of the distributed architecture while continuing to communicate visually. This post takes a sample architecture and iteratively builds out a set of Sequence Diagrams.

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The AWS Architecture Center provides reference architecture diagrams, vetted architecture solutions, Well-Architected best practices, patterns, icons, and more. This expert guidance was contributed by cloud architecture experts from AWS, including AWS Solutions Architects, Professional Services Consultants, and Partners.

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