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  • Operational Resiliency

    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 resiliency of your architecture based on its actionable recommendations.

    Introduction to AWS Resilience Hub

    Let’s Architect! Creating Resilient Architecture

    We show you Amazon's approach to building resilient services, design patterns for resilient applications, and how to evaluate the resilience of your architecture.

    Incorporating Continuous Resilience in Your Development Ecosystem

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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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  • Optimize Your Modern Data Architecture for Sustainability: Part 1 – Data Ingestion and Data Lake

    The modern data architecture on AWS focuses on integrating a data lake and purpose-built data services to efficiently build analytics workloads, which provide speed and agility at scale. In this series of two blog posts, we will cover guidance from the Sustainability Pillar of the AWS Well-Architected Framework on optimizing your modern data architecture for sustainability.

    Let’s Architect! Architecting in Health Tech

    Healthcare technology, commonly referred to as “health tech,” is the use of technologies developed for the purpose of improving any and all aspects of the healthcare system. In this post, we explore how to build and manage health tech architectures using Amazon Web Services (AWS).

    What to Consider When Modernizing APIs with GraphQL on AWS

    With GraphQL, companies can improve the performance of their applications and the speed in which development teams can build applications. In this post, we will discuss how GraphQL works and how integrating it with AWS services can help you build modern applications. We will explore the options for running GraphQL on AWS.

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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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