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Migrating Applications to SaaS: Rethinking Your Design

In my previous blog post in this series, I outlined some strategies for migrating applications to the software as a service (SaaS) model. That first post focused on minimally invasive approaches that allowed organizations to move existing solutions to AWS without altering the fundamentals of their application’s design or architecture. While limiting the moving parts […]

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How AWS Partners Can Optimize Healthcare by Orchestrating HIPAA Workloads on AWS

Christopher Crosbie was also a contributor on this post. In his new book, The Death of Cancer, world renowned oncologist Dr. Vincent T. DeVita Jr. laments: “… it illustrates what has been, for me, a source of perennial frustration: at this date, we are not limited by the science; we are limited by our ability […]

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How to Deploy a High Availability Web Service on AWS Using Spotinst

Working as a solutions architect with AWS partners, one of my many areas of focus is on reducing the cost of infrastructure for members of the AWS Partner Network.  I review infrastructure design and methodologies in order to improve operational efficiencies with an emphasis on cost reduction.  A part of that review identifies the optimal […]

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Migrating Applications to SaaS: A Minimally Invasive Approach

The software as a service (SaaS) delivery model is very compelling to many organizations. Agility, market responsiveness, shared infrastructure costs—they all represent an opportunity for businesses to transform their approach to how they build, operate, and monetize their products. The reality, however, is that these same organizations often have a significant investment in their existing […]

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Oracle Database Encryption Options on Amazon RDS

As a solutions architect at AWS, I get opportunities to answer customer and partner queries. Many queries require extensive research. This blog post is an outcome of my research on various encryption options such as Oracle Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) and Oracle Native Network Encryption (NNE) and SSL options on Amazon RDS. It explains how Amazon […]

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Managing SaaS Users with Amazon Cognito

User management is one of those fundamental concepts that must be tackled by every software as a service (SaaS) provider. There are a handful of approaches that are commonly used to address this need. Some teams prefer to build out their own user management services while others rely on third-party identity providers to fill this […]

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AWS Sample Integrations for Atlassian Bitbucket Pipelines

Today, APN Partner and AWS DevOps Competency Partner Atlassian announced the beta of Bitbucket Pipelines, which allows customers to trigger build, test, and deploy actions every time they commit code to Bitbucket Cloud. Bitbucket is a source code control service that hosts Git and Mercurial repositories. Here at AWS, we have built a number of sample […]

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Taking NAT to the Next Level in AWS CloudFormation Templates

Santiago Cardenas is a Partner Solutions Architect (SA) at AWS.   So you’re already creating your cloud infrastructure using AWS CloudFormation to automate your deployments through infrastructure-as-code. As you design the virtual network, you’re probably already using public and private subnets within your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), given the best practices of subnet isolation […]

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Amazon VPC for On-Premises Network Engineers, Part Two

By Nick Matthews, Partner Solutions Architect, CCIE #23560 In the previous post on Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), we covered the basic anatomy of a VPC and the different ways to connect a VPC to the outside world. In this post, we’ll explain advanced VPC concepts in a way that we hope you’ll be […]

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Automatically Delete Terminated Instances in Chef Server with AWS Lambda and CloudWatch Events

If you’re struggling with cleaning up terminated instances registered with third-party services, you can use a combination of several AWS services to help out. A common example is dealing with the remnants of terminated instances from Auto Scaling groups.  Throughout this post, I’ll talk about how you can use AWS Lambda and Amazon CloudWatch Events […]

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