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Two data center model for on-premises resilience strategies

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 – trade-offs between RTO/RPO and costs

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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Three considerations for building resilience strategy and practicesThree considerations for building resilience strategy and practices

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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Sample post-merger AWS environment

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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Common use cases with different data flows through AWS Serverless services

Liberty IT Adopts Serverless Best Practices Using AWS Cloud Development Kit

This post was co-written with Matthew Coulter, Lead Technical Architect of Global Risk at Liberty Mutual Liberty IT Solutions, part of Liberty Mutual Group, has been using AWS CloudFormation to deploy serverless applications on AWS for the last four years. These deployments typically involve defining, integrating, and monitoring services such as AWS Lambda, Amazon API […]

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Announcing the New Version of the Well-Architected Framework

“Nothing is constant except for change.” – Unknown We are announcing the availability of a new version of the AWS Well-Architected Framework. We’ve made changes in response to your feedback, as well as to industry trends that are becoming widely adopted. We focused on four themes: removing perceived repetition, adding content areas to explicitly call […]

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What’s New in the Well-Architected Operational Excellence Pillar?

We recently released an updated version of the Operational Excellence pillar of the AWS Well-Architected Framework, which includes expanded guidance on operating model, and organizational culture, as well as some other refinements. Gerald Weinberg, in his 1985 book, The Secrets of Consulting, defined The Second Law of Consulting as “No matter how it looks at […]

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What’s New in the Well-Architected Reliability Pillar?

The new version of the Reliability pillar for AWS Well-Architected includes expanded content across all areas of reliability. Guidance on distributed system architecture has been reorganized and expanded, and new best practices have been added as part of the Well-Architected Review. There is a sharper focus on chaos engineering with more explanation and examples. We’ve […]

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