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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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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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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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Microservices A and B being decomposed from a legacy monolith, component C scheduled for retirement is not broken out into a microservice

Seamlessly migrate on-premises legacy workloads using a strangler pattern

Replacing a complex workload can be a huge job. Sometimes you need to gradually migrate complex workloads but still keep parts of the on-premises system to handle features that haven’t been migrated yet. Gradually replacing specific functions with new applications and services is known as a “strangler pattern.” When you use a strangler pattern, monolithic […]

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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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Figure 1. Redundant direct connection from Hawaii to the US mainland

Building Resilient and High Performing Cloud-based Applications in Hawaii

Hawaii is building a digital economy for a sustainable future. Many local businesses are already embarking on their journey to the cloud to meet their customers’ growing demand for digital services. To access Amazon Web Services (AWS) on the US mainland, customers’ data must traverse through submarine fiber-optic cable networks approximately 2,800 miles across the […]

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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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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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Overview of Data Transfer Costs for Common Architectures

Data transfer charges are often overlooked while architecting a solution in AWS. Considering data transfer charges while making architectural decisions can help save costs. This blog post will help identify potential data transfer charges you may encounter while operating your workload on AWS. Service charges are out of scope for this blog, but should be […]

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