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Category: AWS Well-Architected

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Insights for CTOs: Part 2 – Enable Good Decisions at Scale with Robust Security

In my role as a Senior Solutions Architect, I have spoken to chief technology officers (CTOs) and executive leadership of large enterprises like big banks, software as a service (SaaS) businesses, mid-sized enterprises, and startups. In this 6-part series, I share insights gained from various CTOs and engineering leaders during their cloud adoption journeys at […]

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Creating a Multi-Region Application with AWS Services – Part 1, Compute, Networking, and Security

Many AWS services have features to help you build and manage a multi-Region architecture, but identifying those capabilities across 200+ services can be overwhelming. In this 3-part blog series, we filter through those 200+ services and focus on those that have specific features to assist you in building multi-Region applications. In Part 1, we’ll build […]

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Resilience Hub assessment of the multi-AZ architecture after incorporating data backup features

Building Resilient Well-Architected Workloads Using AWS Resilience Hub

AWS Resilience Hub is a new service that helps you understand and improve the resiliency of your workloads using AWS Well-Architected best practices. As the lead for the Reliability Pillar of AWS Well-Architected, I am eager to share with you how you can use Resilience Hub to ensure your workload architecture is as reliable as […]

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Introducing the new AWS Well-Architected Machine Learning Lens

The AWS Well-Architected Framework provides you with a formal approach to compare your workloads against best practices. It also includes guidance on how to make improvements. Machine learning (ML) algorithms discover and learn patterns in data, and construct mathematical models to predict future data. These solutions can revolutionize lives through better diagnoses of diseases, environmental […]

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Top 5: Featured Architecture Content for September

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 best picks from the new and newly updated content we released in the past month. 1. AWS Best Practices for DDoS Resiliency Prioritizing the availability and responsiveness […]

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Build Your Own Game Day to Support Operational Resilience

Operational resilience is your firm’s ability to provide continuous service through people, processes, and technology that are aware of and adaptive to constant change. Downtime of your mission-critical applications can not only damage your reputation, but can also make you liable to multi-million-dollar financial fines. One way to test operational resilience is to simulate life-like […]

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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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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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