AWS Architecture Blog

Category: Networking & Content Delivery

Dimensions for operational visibility

A multi-dimensional approach helps you proactively prepare for failures, Part 3: Operations and process resiliency

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, we discussed how to build application layer and infrastructure layer resiliency. In Part 3, we explore how to develop resilient applications, and the need to test and break our operational processes and run books. Processes are needed to capture baseline metrics and boundary conditions. Detecting deviations […]

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AWS managed services help in building resilient infrastructures (click the image to enlarge)

A multi-dimensional approach helps you proactively prepare for failures, Part 2: Infrastructure layer

Distributed applications resiliency is a cumulative resiliency of applications, infrastructure, and operational processes. Part 1 of this series explored application layer resiliency. In Part 2, we discuss how using Amazon Web Services (AWS) managed services, redundancy, high availability, and infrastructure failover patterns based on recovery time and point objectives (RTO and RPO, respectively) can help in […]

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Let's Architect

Let’s Architect! Architecting for the edge

Edge computing comprises elements of geography and networking and brings computing closer to the end users of the application. For example, using a content delivery network (CDN) such as AWS CloudFront can help video streaming providers reduce latency for distributing their material by taking advantage of caching at the edge. Another example might look like […]

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API version found

Sequence Diagrams enrich your understanding of distributed architectures

Architecture diagrams visually communicate and document the high-level design of a solution. As the level of detail increases, so does the diagram’s size, density, and layout complexity. Using Sequence Diagrams, you can explore additional usage scenarios and enrich your understanding of the distributed architecture while continuing to communicate visually. This post takes a sample architecture […]

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Application Load Balancer integration with Amazon Cognito

Web application access control patterns using AWS services

The web application client-server pattern is widely adopted. The access control allows only authorized clients to access the backend server resources by authenticating the client and providing granular-level access based on who the client is. This post focuses on three solution architecture patterns that prevent unauthorized clients from gaining access to web application backend servers. […]

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Current high-level solution architecture for the ALLFINANZ solution

How Munich Re Automation Solutions Ltd built a digital insurance platform on AWS

Underwriting for life insurance can be quite manual and often time-intensive with lots of re-keying by advisers before underwriting decisions can be made and policies finally issued. In the digital age, people purchasing life insurance want self-service interactions with their prospective insurer. People want speed of transaction with time to cover reduced from days to […]

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DWBI workload with multiple tools

Data warehouse and business intelligence technology consolidation using AWS

Organizations have been using data warehouse and business intelligence (DWBI) workloads to support business decision making for many years. These workloads are brought to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform to utilize the benefit of AWS cloud. However, these workloads are built using multiple vendor tools and technologies, and the customer faces the burden of […]

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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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Inverting application proxy

Implementing lightweight on-premises API connectivity using inverting traffic proxy

This post will explore the use of lightweight application inversion proxy as a solution for multi-point hybrid or multi-cloud, API-level connectivity for cases where AWS Direct Connect or VPN may not be practical. Then, we will present a sample solution and explain how it addresses typical challenges involved in this space. Defining the issue Large […]

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Multi-Region backup

Disaster recovery with AWS managed services, Part 2: Multi-Region/backup and restore

In part I of this series, we introduced a disaster recovery (DR) concept that uses managed services through a single AWS Region strategy. In part two, we introduce a multi-Region backup and restore approach. With this approach, you can deploy a DR solution in multiple Regions, but it will be associated with longer RPO/RTO. Using […]

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