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Category: AWS Well-Architected Framework

DR implementation architecture on multi-Region active-passive workloads

Implementing Multi-Region Disaster Recovery Using Event-Driven Architecture

In this blog post, we share a reference architecture that uses a multi-Region active/passive strategy to implement a hot standby strategy for disaster recovery (DR). We highlight the benefits of performing DR failover using event-driven, serverless architecture, which provides high reliability, one of the pillars of AWS Well Architected Framework. With the multi-Region active/passive strategy, your workloads […]

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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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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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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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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: “To thrive, to evolve, to delight”

Today we published a subtle but significant update to the AWS Well-Architected Framework. We looked to see where AWS Solutions Architects and customers diverged in how they judged something to be Well-Architected, and we restructured our questions and answers to help close that gap. There are many definitions of IT architecture, but, at its core, […]

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Well-Architected Lens: Focus on Specific Workload Types

Customers have been building their innovations on AWS for over 11 years. During that time, our solutions architects have conducted tens of thousands of architecture reviews for our customers. In 2012 we created the “Well-Architected” initiative to share with you best practices for building in the cloud, and started publishing them in 2015. We recently […]

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On Architecture and the State of the Art

On the AWS Solutions Architecture team we know we’re following in the footsteps of other technical experts who pulled together the best practices of their eras. Around 22 BC the Roman Architect Vitruvius Pollio wrote On architecture (published as The Ten Books on Architecture), which became a seminal work on architectural theory. Vitruvius captured the […]

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