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Category: AWS Well-Architected

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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What’s New in the Well-Architected Performance Efficiency Pillar?

We recently published a significant update to the AWS Well-Architected Framework, and as part of that update, the Performance Efficiency Pillar whitepaper has been streamlined and improved. The questions in the whitepaper are now better aligned with those in the AWS Well-Architected Tool, making it easy to cross-reference between them when reviewing workloads. With clearer […]

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Introducing the Well-Architected Framework for Machine Learning

We have published a new whitepaper, Machine Learning Lens, to help you design your machine learning (ML) workloads following cloud best practices. This whitepaper gives you an overview of the iterative phases of ML and introduces you to the ML and artificial intelligence (AI) services available on AWS using scenarios and reference architectures. How often […]

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Five Talent Collaborates with Customers Using the AWS Well-Architected Tool

Since its launch at re:Invent 2018, the AWS Well-Architected Tool (AWS WA Tool) has provided a consistent process for documenting and measuring architecture workloads using the best practices from the AWS Well-Architected Framework. However, sharing workload reports for collaborative work experience was time consuming. The new workload sharing feature solves these issues by offering a […]

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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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