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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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Field Notes: Set Up a Highly Available Database on AWS with IBM Db2 Pacemaker

Many AWS customers need to run mission-critical workloads—like traffic control system, online booking system, and so forth—using the IBM Db2 LUW database server. Typically, these workloads require the right high availability (HA) solution to make sure that the database is available in the event of a host or Availability Zone failure. This HA solution for […]

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Game day reference architecture example

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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Figure 2. Multi-Region deployment optimized for network latency

What to Consider when Selecting a Region for your Workloads

The AWS Cloud is an ever-growing network of Regions and points of presence (PoP), with a global network infrastructure that connects them together. With such a vast selection of Regions, costs, and services available, it can be challenging for startups to select the optimal Region for a workload. This decision must be made carefully, as […]

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