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Category: Best Practices

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Achieving Operational Success of SaaS Solutions

Operational excellence is a key challenge for SaaS providers as it deals with the ability to run and monitor workloads effectively and to continuously improve supporting processes and procedures to deliver business value. Implementing AWS best practices will enable you to handle and respond to continually shifting tenant workloads and usage patterns, and use data-driven insights to achieve desired business and technical outcomes.

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How Tamr Optimized Amazon EMR Workloads to Unify 200 Billion Records 5x Faster than On-Premises

Global business leaders recognize the value of advanced and augmented big data analytics over various internal and external data sources. However, technical leaders also face challenges capturing insights from data silos without unified master data. Learn how migrating Tamr’s data mastering solutions from on-premises to AWS allowed a customer to process billions of records five times faster with fully managed Amazon EMR clusters.

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Building a Multi-Tenant SaaS Solution Using AWS Serverless Services

The move to a SaaS delivery model is accompanied by a desire to maximize cost and operational efficiency. This can be especially challenging in a multi-tenant environment where the activity of tenants can be difficult to predict. In this post, AWS experts look into a reference solution that provides an end-to-end view of a functional multi-tenant serverless SaaS environment. The goal is to explore the architecture and design considerations that went into creating this reference solution.

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How to Decide Between Building or Buying a CIS Hardened Image

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) is responsible for the CIS Controls and CIS Benchmarks, which are globally recognized best practices for securing IT systems and data. The implementation of these can help harden systems through various means, whether it be disabling unnecessary ports or eliminating unneeded services. Purchasing a pre-hardened image is a great option, especially since you are ensured compliance with the CIS Benchmark, and deploying it would not require much maintenance on your end.

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Design Considerations Using VPC Endpoints for Amazon S3 with VMware Cloud on AWS

With the general availability of AWS PrivateLink for Amazon S3 released earlier this year, customers can take advantage of private connectivity between S3 and on-premises resources using private IPs from your virtual network. Learn how to leverage interface VPC endpoints (AWS PrivateLink) for Amazon S3 and its integrations with VMware Cloud on AWS, which brings VMware’s enterprise-class software-defined data center software to the AWS Cloud.

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Simplifying Sign-In for AWS Managed Services with OneLogin, AWS Single Sign-On, and AWS IAM

OneLogin, an AWS Security Competency Partner, provides an identity platform for secure, scalable, and smart experiences that connects people to technology. Learn about all of the integrations available between OneLogin and AWS. Through these integrations, OneLogin enables you to seamlessly authenticate into AWS managed services across various domains, including analytics, compute, serverless, security, management and governance, and more.

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AWS Control Tower Best Practices for AWS Solution Providers

As AWS Control Tower is adopted more and more, it’s important that AWS Consulting Partners within the AWS Solution Provider Program can leverage the multi-account benefits Control Tower offers. Learn how the Solution Provider Program is flexible in the types of customer models it allows. This flexibility serves the end customer’s business needs. However, AWS Partners must take care in how they architect AWS Organizations for their customers, which directly impacts the use of Control Tower.

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Optimizing the Cost of Your SaaS Environment with the AWS Well-Architected SaaS Lens

Capturing, managing, and analyzing costs is an essential part of any SaaS business. Without a firm grasp on the cost profile of your SaaS environment, it will be difficult to assess the tiering and pricing models of your solution. Learn how the Cost Optimization pillar of the AWS Well-Architected SaaS Lens identifies specific best practices that can help you improve the cost profile of a SaaS application. These play a key role in shaping the operational and scaling experience of your SaaS environment.

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Application Modernization Using Microservices Architecture with VMware Cloud on AWS

AWS customers can start transforming their applications and moving towards microservices architecture by utilizing the VMware Cloud on AWS. Learn how to integrate VMware Cloud on AWS with Amazon EKS to accelerate application modernization. Amazon EKS provides a simplified and fully managed Kubernetes platform to effortlessly manage container workloads and deploy microservices-based applications, along with multiple flexible options to publish microservices externally.

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How to Integrate VMware Cloud on AWS Datastores with AWS Analytics Services

Running virtual machines with databases or datastores on VMware Cloud on AWS lets you use the same management tools and VMs as on your on-premises VMware vSphere environment. You can easily extend these workloads to the cloud and take advantage of AWS on-demand delivery, global footprint, elasticity, and scalability. Learn how VMware Cloud on AWS brings these datasets closer to AWS Analytics Services, making it easier to use services to draw meaningful insights from business data.