AWS Architecture Blog

Application coordination across accounts and single AWS Region

Coordinating large messages across accounts and Regions with Amazon SNS and SQS

Many organizations have applications distributed across various business units. Teams in these business units may develop their applications independent of each other to serve their individual business needs. Applications can reside in a single Amazon Web Services (AWS) account or be distributed across multiple accounts. Applications may be deployed to a single AWS Region or […]

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Application Load Balancer integration with Amazon Cognito

Web application access control patterns using AWS services

The web application client-server pattern is widely adopted. The access control allows only authorized clients to access the backend server resources by authenticating the client and providing granular-level access based on who the client is. This post focuses on three solution architecture patterns that prevent unauthorized clients from gaining access to web application backend servers. […]

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Overview of USAA architecture automation workflow to manage AWS account metadata

How to track AWS account metadata within your AWS Organizations

United Services Automobile Association (USAA) is a San Antonio-based insurance, financial services, banking, and FinTech company supporting millions of military members and their families. USAA has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to digitally transform and build multiple USAA solutions that help keep members safe and save members’ money and time. Why build an AWS […]

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On-call voice forwarding workflow with Amazon Connect

How ERGO built an on-call support solution in a week

ERGO’s Technology & Services S.A. (ET&S) Cloud Solutions Department is a specialist team of cloud engineers who provide technical support for business owners, project managers, and engineering leads. The support team deals with complex issues, such as failed deployments, security vulnerabilities, environment availability, etc. When an issue arises, it’s categorized as Priority 1 (P1) or […]

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Current high-level solution architecture for the ALLFINANZ solution

How Munich Re Automation Solutions Ltd built a digital insurance platform on AWS

Underwriting for life insurance can be quite manual and often time-intensive with lots of re-keying by advisers before underwriting decisions can be made and policies finally issued. In the digital age, people purchasing life insurance want self-service interactions with their prospective insurer. People want speed of transaction with time to cover reduced from days to […]

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Let's Architect

Let’s Architect! Designing Well-Architected systems

Amazon’s CTO Werner Vogels says, “Everything fails, all the time”. This means we should design with failure in mind and assume that something unpredictable could happen. The AWS Well-Architected Framework is designed to help you prepare your workload for failure. It describes key concepts, design principles, and architectural best practices for designing and running workloads […]

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Mainframe data backup and archival augmentation

Augmentation patterns to modernize a mainframe on AWS

Customers with mainframes want to use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to increase agility, maximize the value of their investments, and innovate faster. On June 8, 2022, AWS announced the general availability of AWS Mainframe Modernization, a new service that makes it faster and simpler for customers to modernize mainframe-based workloads. In this post, we discuss […]

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Data transfer charges across AZs and AWS services

Journey to Cloud-Native Architecture Series #6: Improve cost visibility and re-architect for cost optimization

After we improved our security posture in the 5th blog of the series, we discovered that operational costs are growing disproportionately higher than revenue. This is because the number of users grew more than 10 times on our e-commerce platform. To address this, we created a plan to better understand our AWS spend and identify cost […]

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Figure 1. PBAR workflow

Save time and effort in assessing your teams’ architectures with pattern-based architecture reviews

Enterprise architecture frameworks use architecture reviews as a key governance mechanism to review and approve architecture designs, identify quality enhancements, and align architectural decisions with enterprise-wide standards. Architecture reviews are very thorough, but it typically takes a lot of time and teamwork to prepare for them, which means developers can’t always move as quickly as […]

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The AWS Well-Architected Custom Lens Lifecycle

Implementing the AWS Well-Architected Custom Lens lifecycle in your organization

In this blog post, we present a lifecycle that helps you build, validate, and improve your own AWS Well-Architected Custom Lens, in order to roll it out across your whole organization. The AWS Well-Architected Custom Lens is a new feature of the AWS Well-Architected Tool that lets you bring your own best practices to complement the existing […]

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