AWS Architecture Blog

Category: Networking & Content Delivery

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 2. AWS Storage Gateway now supports AWS PrivateLink for Amazon S3 endpoints and Amazon S3 Access Points

Connect Amazon S3 File Gateway using AWS PrivateLink for Amazon S3

AWS Storage Gateway is a set of services that provides on-premises access to virtually unlimited cloud storage. You can extend your on-premises storage capacity, and move on-premises backups and archives to the cloud. It provides low-latency access to cloud storage by caching frequently accessed data on premises, while storing data securely and durably in the […]

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Field Notes: How to Scale Your Networks on Amazon Web Services

As AWS adoption increases throughout an organization, the number of networks and virtual private clouds (VPCs) to support them also increases. Customers can see growth upwards of tens, hundreds, or in the case of the enterprise, thousands of VPCs. Generally, this increase in VPCs is driven by the need to: Simplify routing, connectivity, and isolation […]

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AZ Affinity implemented using AWS Cloud Map for service discovery

Improving Performance and Reducing Cost Using Availability Zone Affinity

One of the best practices for building resilient systems in Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) networks is using multiple Availability Zones (AZ). An AZ is one or more discrete data centers with redundant power, networking, and connectivity. Using multiple AZs allows you to operate workloads that are more highly available, fault tolerant, and scalable than […]

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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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Figure 3. Solution architecture of DR on AWS for a third-party IVR solution

Disaster Recovery (DR) for a Third-party Interactive Voice Response on AWS

Voice calling systems are prevalent and necessary to many businesses today. They are usually designed to provide a 24×7 helpline support across multiple domains and use cases. Reliability and availability of such systems are important for a good customer experience. The thoughtful design of a cost-optimized solution will allow your business to sustain the system […]

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Figure 4. Machine to Cloud Connectivity (M2C2) Framework architecture

Securely Ingest Industrial Data to AWS via Machine to Cloud Solution

As a manufacturing enterprise, maximizing your operational efficiency and optimizing output are critical factors in this competitive global market. However, many manufacturers are unable to frequently collect data, link data together, and generate insights to help them optimize performance. Furthermore, decades of competing standards for connectivity have resulted in the lack of universal protocols to […]

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Figure 5. Connectivity examples for AWS networking and content delivery services

Augmenting VMware Cloud on AWS Workloads with Native AWS services

VMware Cloud on AWS allows you to quickly migrate VMware workloads to a VMware-managed Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) running in the AWS Cloud and extend your on-premises data centers without replatforming or refactoring applications. You can use native AWS services with Virtual Machines (VMs) in the SDDC, to reduce operational overhead and lower your Total […]

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High-level architecture showing two cluster nodes replicating synchronously between Availability Zones.

Field Notes: Implementing HA and DR for Microsoft SQL Server using Always On Failover Cluster Instance and SIOS DataKeeper

This blog post was co-written by Sudhir Amin, Sr. Solution Architect, AWS, and David Bermingham, Senior Technical Evangelist, SIOS Technology, Inc. To ensure high availability (HA) of Microsoft SQL Server in Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), there are two options: Always On Failover Cluster Instance (FCI) and Always On availability groups. With a wide […]

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Reduce Cost and Increase Security with Amazon VPC Endpoints

This blog explains the benefits of using Amazon VPC endpoints and highlights a self-paced workshop that will help you learn more about them. Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) enables you to launch Amazon Web Services (AWS) resources into a virtual network that you’ve defined. This virtual network resembles a traditional network that you’d operate […]

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