AWS Architecture Blog

Category: Amazon EC2

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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Current architecture with improved system resiliency

Journey to Adopt Cloud-Native Architecture Series: #2 – Maximizing System Throughput

In the last blog, Preparing your Applications for Hypergrowth, we talked about hypergrowth and the technical challenges it presents to companies. As a reminder, we presented an example ecommerce company running a monolithic application on Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). This application connects with Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). The company recently experienced a […]

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Hypergrowth architecture diagram

Journey to Adopt Cloud-Native Architecture Series: #1 – Preparing your Applications for Hypergrowth

In this blog series, we take an example ecommerce company and talk about their challenges due to hypergrowth. Their journey from running monolith applications to running cloud-native applications will provide you architecture patterns and strategies to adopt to become more agile and innovative. Later in the series, we show you how to address immediate challenges […]

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CloudXR Ref Architecture

Field Notes: Streaming VR to Wireless Headsets Using NVIDIA CloudXR

It’s exciting to see many consumer-grade virtual reality (VR) hardware options, but setting up hardware can be cumbersome, expensive and complicated. Wired headsets require high-powered graphics workstations, and a solution to prevent you from tripping over the wires. Many room-scale headsets require two external peripherals (or ‘light towers’) to be installed so the headset can […]

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Snowflake: Running Millions of Simulation Tests with Amazon EKS

This post was co-written with Brian Nutt, Senior Software Engineer and Kao Makino, Principal Performance Engineer, both at Snowflake. Transactional databases are a key component of any production system. Maintaining data integrity while rows are read and written at a massive scale is a major technical challenge for these types of databases. To ensure their […]

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Scalable modular applications

Architecting for Reliable Scalability

Cloud solutions architects should ideally “build today with tomorrow in mind,” meaning their solutions need to cater to current scale requirements as well as the anticipated growth of the solution. This growth can be either the organic growth of a solution or it could be related to a merger and acquisition type of scenario, where […]

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Mercado Libre: How to Block Malicious Traffic in a Dynamic Environment

Blog post contributors: Pablo Garbossa and Federico Alliani of Mercado Libre Introduction Mercado Libre (MELI) is the leading e-commerce and FinTech company in Latin America. We have a presence in 18 countries across Latin America, and our mission is to democratize commerce and payments to impact the development of the region. We manage an ecosystem […]

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Kubernetes control plane

Field Notes: Migrating a Self-managed Kubernetes Cluster on Amazon EC2 to Amazon EKS

AWS customers from startups to enterprises have been successfully running Kubernetes clusters on Amazon EC2 instances since 2015, well before Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), was launched in 2018. As a fully managed Kubernetes service, Amazon EKS customers can run Kubernetes on AWS without needing to install, operate, and maintain their own Kubernetes control […]

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Figure 1 - UiPath Enterprise RPA Platform on AWS

Field Notes: Deploying UiPath RPA Software on AWS

Running UiPath RPA software on AWS leverages the elasticity of the AWS Cloud, to set up, operate, and scale robotic process automation. It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity, and scales the robots to meet your business workload. This reduces the need for administration tasks, such as hardware provisioning, environment setup, and backups. It frees you […]

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CodeCommit. CodeBuild, ECR

Serverless Architecture for a Web Scraping Solution

If you are interested in serverless architecture, you may have read many contradictory articles and wonder if serverless architectures are cost effective or expensive. I would like to clear the air around the issue of effectiveness through an analysis of a web scraping solution. The use case is fairly simple: at certain times during the […]

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