AWS Architecture Blog

Category: AWS Cloud Financial Management

AZ Affinity implemented using AWS Cloud Map for service discovery

Improving Performance and Reducing Cost Using Availability Zone Affinity

One of the best practices for building resilient systems in Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) networks is using multiple Availability Zones (AZ). An AZ is one or more discrete data centers with redundant power, networking, and connectivity. Using multiple AZs allows you to operate workloads that are more highly available, fault tolerant, and scalable than […]

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Figure 2. A serverless architecture representing data workflow

Building a Showback Dashboard for Cost Visibility with Serverless Architectures

Enterprises with centralized IT organizations and multiple lines of businesses frequently use showback or chargeback mechanisms to hold their departments accountable for their technology usage and costs. Chargeback involves actually billing a department for the cost of their division’s usage. Showback focuses on visibility to make the department more cost conscientious and encourage operational efficiency. […]

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Field Notes: Automating Migration Requests for Reserved Instances and Savings Plans in Closed Accounts

Enterprise AWS customers are often managing many accounts under a payer account, and sometimes accounts are closed before Reserved Instances (RI) or Savings Plans (SP) are fully used. Manually tracking account closures and requesting RI and SP migration from the closed accounts can become complex and error prone. This blog post describes a solution for automating […]

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