AWS Architecture Blog

Category: Amazon VPC

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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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. Db2 log shipping using S3 Cross-Region Replication

Disaster recovery approaches for Db2 databases on AWS

As you migrate your critical enterprise workloads from an IBM Db2 on-premises database to the AWS Cloud, it’s critical to have a reliable and effective disaster recovery (DR) strategy. This helps the database applications operate with little or no disruption from unexpected events like a natural disaster. Recovery point objective (RPO), recovery time objective (RTO), […]

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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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Figure 1. Active Directory objects synchronization to Okta identity cloud

Integrate Okta to Extend Active Directory Infrastructure into AWS

Are you ready to extend your on-premises Active Directory to Amazon Web Services (AWS) to remove undifferentiated heavy lifting? Would you like to maintain a highly available Directory Service for your applications? Companies who have already set up integration with Okta Identity Cloud for external or internal applications require Active Directory objects to be synced […]

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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 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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