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Category: Amazon CloudWatch

Figure 2. Pilot light DR strategy

Disaster Recovery (DR) Architecture on AWS, Part III: Pilot Light and Warm Standby

In this blog post, you will learn about two more active/passive strategies that enable your workload to recover from disaster events such as natural disasters, technical failures, or human actions. Previously, I introduced you to four strategies for disaster recovery (DR) on AWS. Then we explored the backup and restore strategy. Now let’s learn about […]

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Figure 1. Current Architecture with improved resiliency and standardized observability

Journey to Adopt Cloud-Native Architecture Series: #3 – Improved Resilience and Standardized Observability

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. In the last blog, Maximizing System Throughput, we talked about design patterns you can adopt to address immediate scaling challenges to provide a better customer experience. In this blog, we talk about architecture patterns to improve system resiliency, why observability […]

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Architecture: Recursive Scaling using Amazon SQS and Amazon ECS Fargate cluster

Design Pattern for Highly Parallel Compute: Recursive Scaling with Amazon SQS

Scaling based on Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) is a commonly used design pattern. At AWS Professional Services, we have recently used a variant of this pattern to achieve highly parallel computation for larger customers. In fact, any use case with a tree-like set of entities can use this pattern. It’s useful in a workflow […]

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ERGO Architecture

How ERGO Implemented an Event-driven Security Remediation Architecture on AWS

ERGO is one of the major insurance groups in Germany and Europe. Within the ERGO Group, ERGO Technology & Services S.A. (ET&S), a part of ET&SM holding, has competencies in digital transformation, know-how in creating and implementing complex IT systems with focus on the quality of solutions and a portfolio aligned with the entire value […]

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Route 53 PHZs and Resolver Endpoints

Using Route 53 Private Hosted Zones for Cross-account Multi-region Architectures

This post was co-written by Anandprasanna Gaitonde, AWS Solutions Architect and John Bickle, Senior Technical Account Manager, AWS Enterprise Support Introduction Many AWS customers have internal business applications spread over multiple AWS accounts and on-premises to support different business units. In such environments, you may find a consistent view of DNS records and domain names […]

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3 views of the architecture

Why Deployment Requirements are Important When Making Architectural Choices

Introduction Too often, architects fall into the trap of thinking the architecture of an application is restricted to just the runtime part of the architecture. By doing this we focus on only a single customer (such as the application’s users and how they interact with the system) and we forget about other important customers like […]

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Best of 2019

Top 10 Architecture Blog Posts of 2019

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. As we wind our way toward 2020, I want to take a moment to first thank you, our readers, for spending time on our blog. We grew our audience quite a bit this year and the credit goes to our […]

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Automated Disaster Recovery using CloudEndure

There are any number of events that cause IT outages and impact business continuity. These could include the unexpected infrastructure or application outages caused by flooding, earthquakes, fires, hardware failures, or even malicious attacks. Cloud computing opens a new door to support disaster recovery strategies, with benefits such as elasticity, agility, speed to innovate, and […]

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Money laundering software workflow

FICO: Fraud Detection and Anti-Money Laundering with AWS Lambda and AWS Step Functions

In this episode of This is My Architecture, filmed in 2018 on the last day of re:Invent (a learning conference hosted by Amazon Web Services for the global cloud computing community), FICO lead Software Engineer Sven Ahlfeld talks to AWS Solutions Architect Tom Jones about how the company uses a combination of AWS Lambda and […]

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Stream Amazon CloudWatch Logs to a Centralized Account for Audit and Analysis

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Note: This blog post was updated June 6, 2019. A key component of enterprise multi-account environments is logging. Centralized logging provides a single point of access to all salient logs generated across accounts and regions, and is critical for auditing, […]

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