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Top 5 posts of Q1 2021

Top 5: Featured Architecture Content for June

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 top picks from the new and newly updated content we released this month. 1. Taco Bell: Aurora as The Heart of the Menu Middleware and Data Integration […]

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New Whitepaper Provides Best Practices for Optimizing AWS Accounts

Moving fast on the cloud while staying secure requires mechanisms to give the right people access to the right features at the right time. We recommend using multiple accounts, which helps you isolate applications, data, and business processes across your environment. The recently released whitepaper Organizing Your AWS Environment Using Multiple Accounts will show you […]

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Top 5 posts of Q1 2021

Top 5: Architecture Content for May

With Architecture Center content being published nearly every day, sometimes more than two or three times a day, we know it can be hard to fit it all into your busy schedule. So, this month, we’ve rounded up our most popular and highly rated content to provide you with a quick rundown. 5. Architecture Center: […]

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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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IT Resilience Within AWS Cloud, Part II: Architecture and Patterns

In Part I of this two-part blog, we outlined best practices to consider when building resilient applications in hybrid on-premises/cloud environments. We also showed you how to adapt mindsets and organizational culture. In Part II, we’ll provide technical considerations related to architecture and patterns for resilience in AWS Cloud. Considerations on architecture and patterns The […]

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DR Strategies

Disaster Recovery (DR) Architecture on AWS, Part I: Strategies for Recovery in the Cloud

As lead solutions architect for the AWS Well-Architected Reliability pillar, I help customers build resilient workloads on AWS. This helps them prepare for disaster events, which is one of the biggest challenges they can face. Such events include natural disasters like earthquakes or floods, technical failures such as power or network loss, and human actions […]

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IT Resilience Within AWS Cloud, Part I: Mindset and Culture

As customers migrate to the cloud, many struggle to adapt business continuity and operational plans from their on-premises environments. This affects the resilience of critical business applications and can stall cloud adoption. This two-part blog series will provide guidance on implementing IT resilience strategies. In Part I, we’ll review challenges commonly experienced by executive builders. […]

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Mergers and Acquisitions Readiness with the Well-Architected Framework

Companies looking for an acquisition or a successful exit through a merger, undergo a technical assessment as part of the due diligence process. While being a profitable business by itself can attract interest, running a disciplined IT department within your organization can make the acquisition more valuable. As an entity operating cloud workloads on AWS, […]

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2020

Top 15 Architecture Blog Posts of 2020

The goal of the AWS Architecture Blog is to highlight best practices and provide architectural guidance. We publish thought leadership pieces that encourage readers to discover other technical documentation, such as solutions and managed solutions, other AWS blogs, videos, reference architectures, whitepapers, and guides, Training & Certification, case studies, and the AWS Architecture Monthly Magazine. […]

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Well-Architected FinServ lens

AWS Well-Architected for Financial Services

Cloud is part of the new normal in the financial services industry. Higher customer expectations have raised the stakes, pushing institutions to streamline operations, lower costs, and accelerate innovation. The conversation is no longer about whether to embrace the cloud, but rather, how quickly it can be done. To address the need to provide tailored […]

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