AWS Architecture Blog

Category: Migration & Transfer Services

Mainframe data backup and archival augmentation

Augmentation patterns to modernize a mainframe on AWS

Customers with mainframes want to use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to increase agility, maximize the value of their investments, and innovate faster. On June 8, 2022, AWS announced the general availability of AWS Mainframe Modernization, a new service that makes it faster and simpler for customers to modernize mainframe-based workloads. In this post, we discuss […]

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Data flow when using AWS Application Migration Service (black diamonds denote potential points of contention)

Identification of replication bottlenecks when using AWS Application Migration Service

Enterprises frequently begin their journey by re-hosting (lift-and-shift) their on-premises workloads into AWS and running Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. A simpler way to re-host is by using AWS Application Migration Service (Application Migration Service), a cloud-native migration service. To streamline and expedite migrations, automate reusable migration patterns that work for a wide […]

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Figure 1. A modernized microservices-based rearchitecture

Modernization pathways for a legacy .NET Framework monolithic application on AWS

Organizations aim to deliver optimal technological solutions based on their customers’ needs. Although they may be at any stage in their cloud adoption journey, businesses often end up managing and building monolithic applications. However, there are many challenges to this solution. The internal structure of a monolithic application makes it difficult for developers to maintain code. […]

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Zendesk data pipelines

Insights for CTOs: Part 3 – Growing your business with modern data capabilities

This post was co-wrtiten with Jonathan Hwang, head of Foundation Data Analytics at Zendesk. In my role as a Senior Solutions Architect, I have spoken to chief technology officers (CTOs) and executive leadership of large enterprises like big banks, software as a service (SaaS) businesses, mid-sized enterprises, and startups. In this 6-part series, I share […]

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AWS Mainframe Modernization flow

Migration updates announced at re:Invent 2021

re:Invent is a yearly event that offers learning and networking opportunities for the global cloud computing community. 2021 marks the launch of several new features in different areas of cloud services and migration. In this blog, we’ll cover some of the most important recent announcements. AWS Mainframe Modernization (Preview) Mainframe modernization has become a necessity […]

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Figure 1. Architecture diagram for transferring files on-premises to Amazon FSx for Lustre using AWS DataSync

Migrating petabytes of data from on-premises file systems to Amazon FSx for Lustre

For International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we’re featuring more than a week’s worth of posts that highlight female builders and leaders. We’re showcasing women in the industry who are building, creating, and, above all, inspiring, empowering, and encouraging everyone—especially women and girls—in tech. Many organizations use the Lustre filesystem for Linux-based applications that […]

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Mainframe data integration conceptual flow

Mainframe data integration: Using mainframe data to build cloud native services with AWS

For International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we’re featuring more than a week’s worth of posts that highlight female builders and leaders. We’re showcasing women in the industry who are building, creating, and, above all, inspiring, empowering, and encouraging everyone—especially women and girls—in tech. Many companies in the financial services and insurance industries rely […]

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Testing architecture design

Avoid affecting your production environment during migration with AWS Application Migration Service

Customers commonly use AWS Application Migration Service to migrate Active Directory joined Windows or Linux servers to Amazon Web Services (AWS). However, this process can affect the production environment during testing. For example, if you update DNS addresses during testing, clients that try to reach the original server will be redirected to the testing server. […]

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Figure 1. MGN service architecture

Multi-Region Migration using AWS Application Migration Service

AWS customers are in various stages of their cloud journey. Frequently, enterprises begin that journey by rehosting (lift-and-shift migrating) their on-premises workloads into AWS, and running Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. You can rehost using AWS Application Migration Service (MGN), a cloud-native migration tool. You may need to relocate instances and workloads to […]

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Building an application with AWS multi-Region services using services covered in Part 1

Creating a Multi-Region Application with AWS Services – Part 2, Data and Replication

Data is at the center of stateful applications. Data consistency models will vary when choosing in-Region vs. multi-Region. In this post, part 2 of 3, we continue to filter through AWS services to focus on data-centric services with native features to help get your data where it needs to be in support of a multi-Region […]

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