AWS Architecture Center

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 AWS cloud architecture experts, including AWS Solutions Architects, Professional Services Consultants, and Partners.

Featured Technology Categories

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Security, Identity, & Compliance

Learn how to meet your security and compliance goals using AWS infrastructure and services.

Identity & Access Management
Manage access to AWS services and resources.
Detection & Incident Response
Detect suspicious activity and respond to risks.
Infrastructure Protection
Monitor and control your network infrastructure.
Data Protection
Operate the security services that protect your data.
Compliance
Implement compliance controls with AWS.
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Analytics & Big Data
Build secure, reliable, cost-effective data-processing architectures.
Data Lakes
Best practices for setting up and managing data lakes.
Data Analytics
Analyze your data at scale in the AWS Cloud.
Data Management
Store and manage your data in the cloud.
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Compute & HPC

Learn how to develop, deploy, run, and scale your applications.

Core Compute
Deploying secure, reliable compute capacity.
High-Performance Computing
Best practices for high-performance computing.
EC2 Spot & Fleet
Guidance for running EC2 spot instances and Spot fleet.
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Containers

Learn the most secure, reliable, and scalable way to run containers.

DevOps Practices
Leverage containers to enable DevOps workflows.
Observability
Enable visibility and anomaly detection.
Container Security
Best practices for securing your containers.
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Databases

Choose the right database for your use case and access patterns.

How to Choose a Database
Choose the right service for your database.
Migrate Your Database
Best practices for moving your database to the AWS Cloud.
Modernize Your Database
Learn how to build databases for modern applications.
AWS ARCHITECTURE BLOG
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Read and share AWS Cloud architecture guidance and best practices.

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AWS ARCHITECTURE MONTHLY
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Each month, AWS chooses a theme and offers new and curated content about architecting in the AWS Cloud.

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AWS RAMP-UP GUIDE: ARCHITECT
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A recommended progression of resources to learn about architecting in the AWS Cloud.

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Industries

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Financial Services
Learn to build the most secure, compliant, resilient cloud architectures.
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Game Tech
Learn how to build, operate, and create computationally ridiculous games.
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Healthcare & Life Sciences
Learn how to leverage architecture best practices to improve patient outcomes and lower costs.
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Manufacturing
Learn how to transform your manufacturing operations to optimize production.
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Travel & Hospitality
Deliver enhanced customer experiences and operational efficiency.

Additional Technology Categories

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Cost Optimization
Learn how to continuously optimize your costs.
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End User Computing
Build architectures that help you respond to the changing needs of your workforce.
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IoT
Learn to connect devices, and collect, store, and analyze device data.
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Machine Learning
Build effective and efficient machine learning architectures.
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Management & Governance
Learn to more rapidly and reliably build and deliver products using AWS.
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Microsoft
Learn best practices for building and running Microsoft applications.
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Migration
Learn how to move existing applications to the AWS Cloud.
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Networking & Content Delivery
Learn to connect devices, and collect, store, and analyze device data.
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Serverless
Learn to build and run applications and backend services without servers.
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Storage
Design reliable, scalable, and secure data storage architectures.
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