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Category: Elastic Load Balancing

Figure 2. Pilot light DR strategy

Disaster Recovery (DR) Architecture on AWS, Part III: Pilot Light and Warm Standby

In this blog post, you will learn about two more active/passive strategies that enable your workload to recover from disaster events such as natural disasters, technical failures, or human actions. Previously, I introduced you to four strategies for disaster recovery (DR) on AWS. Then we explored the backup and restore strategy. Now let’s learn about […]

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Figure 1. RStudio/Shiny Open Source Deployment on AWS Serverless Infrastructure

Scaling RStudio/Shiny using Serverless Architecture and AWS Fargate

Data scientists use RStudio server as an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to develop, publish, and share interactive web dashboards built on Shiny Server. Although it is possible to use virtual server infrastructure in the cloud to run R workloads, containerization offers significant operational benefits. Migrating R workloads into a serverless model in AWS, customers can […]

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Lambda behind static IP diagram

Expose AWS Lambda Function Behind Static IP When a DNS Cannot be Managed

Up until recently, the best practice to expose an AWS Lambda function has been to use Amazon API Gateway. This solution protects your functions from direct client traffic. This is explained in the API Gateway tutorial, where Amazon API Gateway acts as a proxy in front of the Lambda function. This practice is useful when […]

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Scalable modular applications

Architecting for Reliable Scalability

Cloud solutions architects should ideally “build today with tomorrow in mind,” meaning their solutions need to cater to current scale requirements as well as the anticipated growth of the solution. This growth can be either the organic growth of a solution or it could be related to a merger and acquisition type of scenario, where […]

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Mercado Libre: How to Block Malicious Traffic in a Dynamic Environment

Blog post contributors: Pablo Garbossa and Federico Alliani of Mercado Libre Introduction Mercado Libre (MELI) is the leading e-commerce and FinTech company in Latin America. We have a presence in 18 countries across Latin America, and our mission is to democratize commerce and payments to impact the development of the region. We manage an ecosystem […]

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microservices deployed across multiple VPCs use privately exposed endpoints

Using VPC Sharing for a Cost-Effective Multi-Account Microservice Architecture

Introduction Many cloud-native organizations building modern applications have adopted a microservice architecture because of its flexibility, performance, and scalability. Even customers with legacy and monolithic application stacks are embarking on an application modernization journey and opting for this type of architecture. A microservice architecture allows applications to be composed of several loosely coupled discreet services […]

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One to Many: Evolving VPC Design

Since its inception, the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) has acted as the embodiment of security and privacy for customers who are looking to run their applications in a controlled, private, secure, and isolated environment. This logically isolated space has evolved, and in its evolution has increased the avenues that customers can take to create […]

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Updates to Serverless Architectural Patterns and Best Practices

As we sail past the halfway point between re:Invent 2018 and re:Invent 2019, I’d like to revisit some of the recent serverless announcements we’ve made. These are all complimentary to the patterns discussed in the re:Invent architecture track’s Serverless Architectural Patterns and Best Practices session. AWS Event Fork Pipelines AWS Event Fork Pipelines was announced […]

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Ministry of Justice Landing Zone

Building an AWS Landing Zone from Scratch in Six Weeks

In an effort to deliver a simpler, smarter, and more unified experience on its website, the UK’s Ministry of Justice and its Lead Technical Architect, James Abley, created a bespoke AWS Landing Zone, a pre-defined template for an AWS account or infrastructure. And they did it in six weeks. Supporting 33 agencies and public bodies, […]

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