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Warm standby with managed services

Disaster Recovery Solutions with AWS managed services, Part 3: Multi-Site Active/Passive

Welcome to the third post of a multi-part series that addresses disaster recovery (DR) strategies with the use of AWS-managed services to align with customer requirements of performance, cost, and compliance. In part two of this series, we introduced a DR concept that utilizes managed services through a backup and restore strategy with multiple Regions. […]

AvalonBay lease processing platform

Building an event-driven solution for AvalonBay property leasing and search

In this blog post, we show you how to build an event-driven and serverless solution for property leasing and search that is scalable and resilient. This solution was created for AvalonBay Communities, Inc.—a leading residential Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). It enables: More than 150,000 multi-parameter searches per day The processing of more than 3,500 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Let's Architect

Let’s Architect! Architecting for the edge

Edge computing comprises elements of geography and networking and brings computing closer to the end users of the application. For example, using a content delivery network (CDN) such as AWS CloudFront can help video streaming providers reduce latency for distributing their material by taking advantage of caching at the edge. Another example might look like […]

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Sequence Diagrams enrich your understanding of distributed architectures

Architecture diagrams visually communicate and document the high-level design of a solution. As the level of detail increases, so does the diagram’s size, density, and layout complexity. Using Sequence Diagrams, you can explore additional usage scenarios and enrich your understanding of the distributed architecture while continuing to communicate visually. This post takes a sample architecture […]

Application Load Balancer integration with Amazon Cognito

Web application access control patterns using AWS services

The web application client-server pattern is widely adopted. The access control allows only authorized clients to access the backend server resources by authenticating the client and providing granular-level access based on who the client is. This post focuses on three solution architecture patterns that prevent unauthorized clients from gaining access to web application backend servers. […]

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 […]

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 […]