AWS Architecture Blog

Architecture Monthly Magazine: Travel and Hospitality

In our Travel and Hospitality issue, we feature several customers: Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Wyndham, Meliá, Just Eat Take Away, Domino’s, KFC, and more. We also have some great articles from NLX, IBS, Elenium, Datalex – our T&H competency partners. Through blogs and case studies, you’ll see how the double challenge of the pandemic and […]

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Figure 2. Pilot light DR strategy

Disaster Recovery (DR) Architecture on AWS, Part III: Pilot Light and Warm Standby

In this blog post, you will learn about two more active/passive strategies that enable your workload to recover from disaster events such as natural disasters, technical failures, or human actions. Previously, I introduced you to four strategies for disaster recovery (DR) on AWS. Then we explored the backup and restore strategy. Now let’s learn about […]

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Figure 2. DLT architecture diagram

Ensure Optimal Application Performance with Distributed Load Testing on AWS

As a modern enterprise, your customers expect 100% availability of your critical web and mobile applications. Unforeseen events such as COVID-19, have necessitated many customer engagements to become virtual. This has made web and mobile applications even more critical. Distributed Load Testing on AWS (DLT) helps you automate the performance testing of your software applications […]

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AD FS Reference Architecture

Field Notes: Integrating Active Directory Federation Service with AWS Single Sign-On

Enterprises use Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) with single sign-on, to solve operational and security challenges by allowing the usage of a single set of credentials for multiple applications. This improves the user experience and helps manage access to the applications in a centralized way. AWS offers a native cloud-based single sign-on solution called […]

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Managing Asynchronous Workflows with a REST API

While building REST APIs, architects often discover that they have particular operations that have to run in the background outside of the request processing scope. Some of these may be “fire and forget”—there is no need to report back to the client—for example, when initiating a shipment. For others, the client may need a response, […]

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AWS Control Tower Architecture

Field Notes: AWS Control Tower Governance on Selected Regions and Improved Account Provisioning

Co-written by Kalyan Ghatak, Senior Technical Product Manager and Kishore Vinjam, Partner Solutions Architect at AWS AWS Control Tower is available in 13 AWS Regions today. As we continue to expand to additional Regions, customers have asked to provide the ability to choose the Regions that AWS Control Tower manages. By only selecting the actively […]

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Figure 4. Discovering Hot Topics using Machine Learning solution architecture

Discovering Hot Topics using Machine Learning

Successful businesses not only have great products and services; they also have a deep understanding of their customers. Companies that can use behavioral analytics in marketing automation platforms are better equipped to deliver real-time marketing efforts. According to a research case study from Deloitte, companies with a customer-centric business model are 60% more profitable. Knowing […]

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Interior of KFC restaurant

The Technology Behind KFC’s Finger Lickin’ Good Success

At Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), our platform has constantly evolved over the past four years. Since the shift to bring all development in house, we’ve been making great progress. During this time, KFC has grown dramatically within the digital space. Underpinning it all, we aim to make it as easy as possible to order our […]

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MDM Architecture Diagram

Digitally transform your factory with Machine Downtime Monitor on AWS

In manufacturing enterprises, digital transformation and Industry 4.0 are likely at the top of your mind. New technologies in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) space are critical for monitoring your factory production environments for optimal performance and efficiency. Global events such as Covid-19 have increased interest in monitoring factory performance digitally, when access to […]

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Feedback Loop based on the AWS Well-Architected Framework Review

Establishing Feedback Loops Based on the AWS Well-Architected Framework Review

The AWS Well-Architected Framework helps customers build a secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure for their applications and workloads. The Well-Architected (WA) Tool was introduced in 2018 to help customers assess their workloads against the best practices defined by the AWS Well-Architected Framework. The report of an AWS Well-Architected Tool self-assessment gives recommendations on improvements […]

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