AWS Architecture Blog

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Figure 1. Heimdall Proxy architecture

Using Amazon Aurora Global Database for Low Latency without Application Changes

Deploying global applications has many challenges, especially when accessing a database to build custom pages for end users. One example is an application using AWS Lambda@Edge. Two main challenges include performance and availability. This blog explains how you can optimally deploy a global application with fast response times and without application changes. The Amazon Aurora […]

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Multi-Region security, identity, and compliance services

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

Building a multi-Region application requires lots of preparation and work. 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’ll explore AWS services with features to assist you in building multi-Region applications. In Part 1, […]

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Figure 2. Architecture pattern (high-level layout)

Use a City Planning Analogy to Visualize and Create your Cloud Architecture

If you are new to creating cloud architectures, you might find it a daunting undertaking. However, there is an approach that can help you define a cloud architecture pattern by using a similar construct. In this blog post, I will show you how to envision your cloud architecture using this structured and simplified approach. Such […]

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Figure 1. Volotea MRO deployment in a multi-account architecture

Volotea MRO Modernization in AWS

Volotea is one of the fastest growing independent airlines in Europe, and has increased its fleet, routes, and number of available seats year over year. Volotea has already transported more than 30 million passengers across Europe, and has bases in 16 European capitals. The maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) application is a critical system for […]

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Field Notes: Building On-Demand Disaster Recovery for IBM DB2 on AWS

With the increased adoption of critical applications running in the cloud, customers often find themselves revisiting traditional strategies that were adopted for on-premises workloads. When it comes to IBM DB2, one of the first decisions to make is to decide what backup and restore method will be used. In this blog post, we will show […]

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AWS SCT migration approach

Migrating Microsoft APS PDW to Amazon Redshift Cloud Data Warehouse

Before cloud data warehouses (CDWs), many organizations used hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) for data analytics. HCIs pack storage, compute, networking, and management capabilities into a single “box” that you can plug into your data centers. However, because of its legacy architecture, an HCI is limited in how much it can scale storage and compute and continue […]

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Figure 1. App2Container scaling architecture overview

Migrate your Applications to Containers at Scale

AWS App2Container is a command line tool that you can install on a server to automate the containerization of applications. This simplifies the process of migrating a single server to containers. But if you have a fleet of servers, the process of migrating all of them could be quite time-consuming. In this situation, you can […]

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Overview of services that integrate with CloudWatch and Trusted Advisor for monitoring metrics

Optimizing your AWS Infrastructure for Sustainability, Part III: Networking

In Part I: Compute and Part II: Storage of this series, we introduced strategies to optimize the compute and storage layer of your AWS architecture for sustainability. This blog post focuses on the network layer of your AWS infrastructure and proposes concepts to optimize your network utilization. Optimizing the networking layer of your AWS infrastructure When you […]

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Figure 1. Heimdall Proxy distributed, auto-scaling architecture

Offloading SQL for Amazon RDS using the Heimdall Proxy

Getting the maximum scale from your database often requires fine-tuning the application. This can increase time and incur cost – effort that could be used towards other strategic initiatives. The Heimdall Proxy was designed to intelligently manage SQL connections to help you get the most out of your database. In this blog post, we demonstrate […]

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Figure 4. Approaches to migrate relational database resources

Migrate Resources Between AWS Accounts

Have you ever wondered how to move resources between Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounts? You can really view this as a migration of resources. Migrating resources from one AWS account to another may be desired or required due to your business needs. Following are a few scenarios where this may be of benefit: When you […]

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