AWS Architecture Blog

Solution architecture for automatically processing new images and outputting isolated labels identified through semantic segmentation.

Image background removal using Amazon SageMaker semantic segmentation

Many individuals are creating their own ecommerce and online stores in order to sell their products and services. This simplifies and speeds the process of getting products out to your selected markets. This is a critical key indicator for the success of your business. Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) and automation can offer you an improved […]

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Let's Architect

Let’s Architect! Understanding the build versus buy dilemma

Vendor lock in happens when you commit to a specific technology and then don’t have the freedom to maintain full control of your applications. Even if you want to switch to another vendor, it’s not easy because of the financial investment, effort, and time needed to do so. In the cloud computing, technology changes quickly, […]

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Asynchronous architecture for batch resampling for call-recording files on Amazon S3

Serverless architecture for optimizing Amazon Connect call-recording archival costs

In this post, we provide a serverless solution to cost-optimize the storage of contact-center call recordings. The solution automates the scheduling, storage-tiering, and resampling of call-recording files, resulting in immediate cost savings. The solution is an asynchronous architecture built using AWS Step Functions, Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), and AWS Lambda. Amazon Connect provides an […]

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High-level architecture pattern for automating resilience assessments

Continually assessing application resilience with AWS Resilience Hub and AWS CodePipeline

As customers commit to a DevOps mindset and embrace a nearly continuous integration/continuous delivery model to implement change with a higher velocity, assessing every change impact on an application resilience is key. This blog shows an architecture pattern for automating resiliency assessments as part of your CI/CD pipeline. Automatically running a resiliency assessment within CI/CD […]

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Author Spotlight: Margaret O’Toole, WW Tech Leader in Sustainability at AWS

The Author Spotlight series pulls back the curtain on some of AWS’s most prolific authors. Read on to find out more about our very own Margaret O’Toole’s journey, in her own words! My favorite part of working at AWS is collaborating with my peers. Over the last five years, I’ve had the pleasure to work […]

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Let's Architect

Let’s Architect! Architecting for front end

Many workloads in the cloud need a front-end interface for interacting with APIs, either for populating content or for consuming it. This edition of Let’s Architect! shows you how to scale your front-end applications and serve data across multiple devices. Micro-frontend Architectures on AWS Micro-frontends are the technical representation of a business subdomain, they allow […]

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Data flow when using AWS Application Migration Service (black diamonds denote potential points of contention)

Identification of replication bottlenecks when using AWS Application Migration Service

Enterprises frequently begin their journey by re-hosting (lift-and-shift) their on-premises workloads into AWS and running Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. A simpler way to re-host is by using AWS Application Migration Service (Application Migration Service), a cloud-native migration service. To streamline and expedite migrations, automate reusable migration patterns that work for a wide […]

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High availability in a single Region with Microsoft SQL Database Service on Amazon EC2

Considerations for modernizing Microsoft SQL database service with high availability on AWS

Many organizations have applications that require Microsoft SQL Server to run relational database workloads: some applications can be proprietary software that the vendor mandates Microsoft SQL Server to run database service; the other applications can be long-standing, home-grown applications that included Microsoft SQL Server when they were initially developed. When organizations migrate applications to AWS, […]

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Solution components and workflow steps

Use templated answers to perform Well-Architected reviews at scale

For larger customers, performing AWS Well-Architected (AWS WA) Framework reviews often involves a combination of different teams. Coordinating participants from each team in order to perform a review increases the time taken and is expensive. In a large organization, there are often hundreds of AWS accounts where teams can store review documents, which means there […]

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Resilience patterns and trade-offs

Understand resiliency patterns and trade-offs to architect efficiently in the cloud

Architecting workloads to achieve your resiliency targets can be a balancing act. Firms designing for resilience on cloud often need to evaluate multiple factors before they can decide the most optimal architecture for their workloads. Example Corp has multiple applications with varying criticality, and each of their applications have different needs in terms of resiliency, […]

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