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Category: Amazon Route 53

Using a single DNS and Amazon Route 53 to route requests

Setup a high availability design for Oracle Data Guard (Fast-Start Failover) using Amazon Route 53

Many customers use Oracle Database deployed on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) to run their Oracle E-Business Suite applications. They rely on Oracle Data Guard for high availability databases, with a standby database running in a different availability zone. Oracle Data Guard can switch a standby database to the primary role in case a […]

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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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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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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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A single AWS account and single-region model

Running hybrid Active Directory service with AWS Managed Microsoft Active Directory

Enterprise customers often need to architect a hybrid Active Directory solution to support running applications in the existing on-premises corporate data centers and AWS cloud. There are many reasons for this, such as maintaining the integration with on-premises legacy applications, keeping the control of infrastructure resources, and meeting with specific industry compliance requirements. To extend […]

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Figure 1. A Service Catalog based DNS architecture setup with Route 53 Outbound DNS product, Inbound DNS product, and Route 53 Private DNS product

Deploy consistent DNS with AWS Service Catalog and AWS Control Tower customizations

Many organizations need to connect their on-premises data centers, remote sites, and cloud resources. A hybrid connectivity approach connects these different environments. Customers with a hybrid connectivity network need additional infrastructure and configuration for private DNS resolution to work consistently across the network. It is a challenge to build this type of DNS infrastructure for […]

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Figure 2. Simulating Regional failover using service control policies

Minimizing Dependencies in a Disaster Recovery Plan

The Availability and Beyond whitepaper discusses the concept of static stability for improving resilience. What does static stability mean with regard to a multi-Region disaster recovery (DR) plan? What if the very tools that we rely on for failover are themselves impacted by a DR event? In this post, you’ll learn how to reduce dependencies […]

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Figure 2. Control plane architecture

How Ribbon Built a Scalable, Resilient Robocall Mitigation Platform

Ribbon provides communications software, and IP and optical networking end-to-end solutions that deliver innovation, unparalleled scale, performance, and agility to service providers and enterprise. Ribbon is helping customers modernize their networks. In today’s data-hungry, 24/7 world, this equates to improved competitive positioning and business outcomes. Companies are migrating from on-premises equipment for telephony services and looking […]

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Multi-Region security, identity, and compliance services

Creating a Multi-Region Application with AWS Services – Part 1, Compute, Networking, and Security

Many AWS services have features to help you build and manage a multi-Region architecture, but identifying those capabilities across 200+ services can be overwhelming. In this 3-part blog series, we filter through those 200+ services and focus on those that have specific features to assist you in building multi-Region applications. In Part 1, we’ll build […]

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