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Improving Your AWS Cloud Applications with New AWS Well-Architected Best Practices

AWS recently launched a new version of the AWS Well-Architected Framework, and updates to the AWS Well-Architected Tool. The new changes were made in response to industry trends, as well as feedback from customers and AWS Well-Architected Partners. This post provides a brief overview of what’s new and is intended for AWS Well-Architected Partners, members of the AWS Partner Network (APN) who are new to AWS Well-Architected, or AWS Cloud customers.

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Transforming the Traveling Experience with Accenture 5G Smart Airport Assistant and Amazon AR/VR

The aviation industry has long been in the vanguard of digital disruption. An interactive navigation and operations solution developed by the Accenture AWS Business Group (AABG) can improve the airport experience of travelers, whether they are waiting for a flight or looking for a check-in area, food court, lounge, transportation, or customer service counter. Accenture’s smart airport assistant, called 5G-Connected Airport, uses facial recognition to help travelers pass quickly through security once they have registered.

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Using Shift-Left to Find Vulnerabilities Before Deployment with Trend Micro Template Scanner

Shift-Left is increasingly being employed within DevOps organizations to ensure companies minimize risk early in their infrastructure as code (IaC) deployment cycle. This post explains how to combine two of the technologies that make Shift-Left possible. The first is AWS CloudFormation, which represents IaC, and the second is Trend Micro’s Template Scanner, which checks your IaC to make sure it conforms to the AWS Well-Architected Framework.

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How Swisscom Saved DroneAnalytics 60% on AWS Services by Using the AWS Well-Architected Framework

DroneAnalytics offers hardware and software solutions for drones and connected objects. The consulting services from Swisscom, based on the AWS Well-Architected Framework, enabled them to more properly monitor their consumption of AWS services. By leveraging Well-Architected best practices and working with Swisscom, DroneAnalytics saved 60 percent on their AWS spend, whilst maintaining the same or better levels of operational efficiency, reliability, and performance.

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How the AWS Well-Architected Program Helps APN Partners Build Better Applications

The AWS Well-Architected Partner Program trains APN Consulting Partners on how to perform Well-Architected workload reviews, enabling you to help AWS customers establish good architectural habits, eliminate risk, and respond faster to changes that affect designs, applications, and workloads. AWS Well-Architected Partners gain the expertise needed to build high-quality solutions, implement best practices, check the state of workloads, and make improvements when and where customers need assistance.

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How Gremlin’s Chaos Engineering Platform Validates AWS Operational Excellence and Reliability

Chaos engineering is the discipline of experimenting on a software system or service to build confidence in its capability to withstand turbulent and unexpected conditions. Its goal is to reveal weaknesses before they break. The AWS Well-Architected Review and chaos engineering go hand-in-hand, and Gremlin’s chaos engineering platform validates your service’s compliance with two pillars of the Well-Architected Framework: operational excellence and reliability.

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How AWS Well-Architected Reviews Can Drive a Customer-First Culture

APN Premier Partner nClouds helps customers build and manage modern infrastructure solutions that deliver innovation faster. They have been conducting AWS Well-Architected Reviews since getting certified as an AWS Well-Architected Partner in January 2018. In this post, we explore the basics of Well-Architected and the value of a Well-Architected Review, as well as how this framework can support your business. You will find AWS Well-Architected essential to achieving a customer-first culture.

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The 5 Pillars of the AWS Well-Architected Framework

Creating a software system is a lot like constructing a building. If the foundation is not solid, structural problems can undermine the integrity and function of the building. The AWS Well-Architected Framework helps cloud architects build the most secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure possible for their applications. This framework provides a consistent approach to evaluate architectures, and provides guidance to implement designs that scale with your application needs over time.

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