AWS Architecture Blog

Category: Amazon EC2

Taza Chocolate

TMA Special: Connecting Taza Chocolate’s Legacy Equipment to the Cloud

As a “bean to bar” chocolate manufacturer, Taza Chocolate uses traditional stone ground mills for the production of its famous chocolate discs. The analog, mid-century machines that the company imported from Central America were never built to connect to the cloud. Along comes Tulip Interfaces, an AWS Industrial Software Competency Partner that makes the human […]

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Static stability using availability zones

re:Invent 2019: Introducing the Amazon Builders’ Library (Part I)

This week I’m telling you about a new site we launched at re:Invent, the Amazon Builders’ Library, a collection of living articles covering topics across architecture, software delivery, and operations. You get to peek under the hood of how Amazon architects, releases, and operates the software underpinning Amazon.com and AWS. Want to know how Amazon.com does what it does? […]

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Architecting a Low-Cost Web Content Publishing System

Introduction When an IT team first contemplates reducing on-premises hardware they manage to support their workloads they often feel a tension between wanting to use cloud-native services versus taking a lift-and-shift approach. Cloud native services based on serverless designs could reduce costs and enable a solution that is easier to operate, but appears to be […]

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openshift

Improve Productivity and Reduce Overhead Expenses with Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated on AWS

Red Hat OpenShift on AWS helps you develop, deploy, and manage container-based applications across on-premises and cloud environments. A recent case study from Cathay Pacific Airways proved that the use of the Red Hat OpenShift application platform can significantly improve developer productivity and reduce operational overhead by automating infrastructure, application deployment, and scaling. In this […]

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Active Directory Whitepaper

New Whitepaper: Active Directory Domain Services on AWS

The cloud is now at the center of most Enterprise IT strategies. As such, a well-planned move to the cloud can result in immediate business payoff. To achieve such success, it’s important that you adopt Microsoft Active Directory (AD), the foundation of many large enterprise Windows and .NET applications in a secure, scalable, and highly […]

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AWS Instance Scheduler

Introducing AWS Solutions: Expert architectures on demand

AWS Solutions Architects are on the front line of helping customers succeed using our technologies. Our team members leverage their deep knowledge of AWS technologies to build custom solutions that solve specific problems for clients. But many customers want to solve common technical problems that don’t require custom solutions, or they want a general solution […]

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Ops Automator Vertical Scaling

AWS Ops Automator v2 features vertical scaling (Preview)

The new version of the AWS Ops Automator, a solution that enables you to automatically manage your AWS resources, features vertical scaling for Amazon EC2 instances. With vertical scaling, the solution automatically adjusts capacity to maintain steady, predictable performance at the lowest possible cost. The solution can resize your instances by restarting your existing instance […]

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Migration hub

Optimizing a Lift-and-Shift for Security

This is the third and final blog within a three-part series that examines how to optimize lift-and-shift workloads. A lift-and-shift is a common approach for migrating to AWS, whereby you move a workload from on-prem with little or no modification. This third blog examines how lift-and-shift workloads can benefit from an improved security posture with […]

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Cost effectiveness

Optimizing a Lift-and-Shift for Cost Effectiveness and Ease of Management

Lift-and-shift is the process of migrating a workload from on premise to AWS with little or no modification. A lift-and-shift is a common route for enterprises to move to the cloud, and can be a transitionary state to a more cloud native approach. This is the second blog post in a three-part series which investigates […]

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performance

Optimizing a Lift-and-Shift for Performance

Many organizations begin their cloud journey with a lift-and-shift of applications from on-premise to AWS. This approach involves migrating software deployments with little, or no, modification. A lift-and-shift avoids a potentially expensive application rewrite but can result in a less optimal workload than a cloud native solution. For many organizations, a lift-and-shift is a transitional […]

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