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Top 5: Featured Architecture Content for July

The AWS Architecture Center provides new and notable reference architecture diagrams, vetted architecture solutions, AWS Well-Architected best practices, whitepapers, and more. This blog post features some of our best picks from the new and newly updated content we released this month.

1. Tag Tamer Solution

Consistency is key when you’re using tags to keep your AWS resources organized. This brand-new AWS Solutions Implementation helps you apply and manage tags for new and existing AWS resources via a pre-built web user interface that enforces tagging rules and helps you spot inconsistencies.

Tag Tamer solution

2. AWS DevOps Monitoring Dashboard

Do you need better insight into how your DevOps initiatives are performing? This new AWS Solutions Implementation automates the process of ingesting, analyzing, and visualizing continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) metrics for near-real-time analytics. The solution includes pre-built Amazon QuickSight dashboards, but you can also customize it for use with your existing business intelligence tools.

3. An Overview of AWS Cloud Data Migration Services

Migrating data to the cloud is a well-understood business imperative, but it’s still ongoing work for many, many AWS customers. Effective planning of data migrations—particularly when working with live, mission-critical data—should use best practices built from broad experience. This whitepaper was recently updated with the latest guidance.

4. Building an AWS Perimeter

In traditional on-premises environments, you establish a high-level perimeter to help keep untrusted entities from getting in and your data from getting out. This new whitepaper offers guidance on how to draw the same sort of circle around your AWS resources in the cloud so you can clearly separate “my AWS” from other customers.

5. AWS Well-Architected Tool

This update to the AWS Well-Architected Tool gives you the option to mark certain best practices as “not applicable” when you’re running a workload review, and to record why the best practice doesn’t apply. The new functionality offers better flexibility when certain best practices might not be applicable to your business needs or organizational maturity. You can mark best practices as not applicable using the Well-Architected API, too.

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Elyse Lopez

Elyse Lopez

Elyse has worked in content creation and program management with Amazon since 2016. She loves to hike and spend time with her dog, Finn.