AWS Architecture Blog

Category: Technical How-to

AWS Control Tower Architecture

Field Notes: AWS Control Tower Governance on Selected Regions and Improved Account Provisioning

Co-written by Kalyan Ghatak, Senior Technical Product Manager and Kishore Vinjam, Partner Solutions Architect at AWS AWS Control Tower is available in 13 AWS Regions today. As we continue to expand to additional Regions, customers have asked to provide the ability to choose the Regions that AWS Control Tower manages. By only selecting the actively […]

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Azure AD Reference Architecture

Field Notes: Automate SAML 2.0 Federation using AWS Control Tower and Azure Active Directory

Some AWS Control Tower customers have adopted Azure Active Directory as their Identity Provider (IdP) and wish to keep authentication and authorization within the IdP. When setting up federation from Azure Active Directory a tutorial is often consulted which describes how to integrate Azure AD single sign-on with AWS. The tutorial uses an IAM user […]

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Solution Architecture illustrating the Multi-Region architecture connected via Transit Gateway

Field Notes: Designing Multi-Region AWS Managed Microsoft Active Directory for Hybrid Environments

Previously, customers with large and complex Microsoft Active Directory deployments across geographies faced challenges when migrating their on-premises Active Directory to AWS. Integrating with AWS Managed Microsoft Active Directory also proved difficult. The AWS Managed Microsoft Active Directory Multi-Region feature that was released last year simplifies global deployment for these customers and mitigates their migration […]

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Corrosion Monitoring Architecture

Field Notes: Building Automated Pipeline Corrosion Monitoring with AWS IoT Core

This post was authored by Venkatesh Muthusami, Principle Consultant, Infosys Technologies, Sudharsan Chinnappan, Analyst, System Development, Infosys Technologies, Kenneth Francis Dias, Technology Architect, Infosys Technologies, and Ashutosh Pateriya, Partner Solutions Architect, AWS Pipelines are crucial to the oil and gas industry across upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors. For industries like oil and gas, the pipeline […]

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IoT Sitewise Architecture diagram

Field Notes: Connecting Industrial Assets and Machines to the AWS Cloud

One of the challenges faced by manufacturers who are building a smart factory, is how to securely connect to and ingest data from operational data sources. These include machines and industrial assets connecting into their industrial data platform. The ‘industrial edge’ is a foundational architectural building block that addresses this and enables OT/IT integration (operational […]

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EMR solution diagram

Field Notes: Launch Amazon EMR with a Static Private IP in a Private Subnet

Organizations across every industry and sector are looking to easily and cost-effectively process vast amounts of data. Amazon EMR offers a way to instantly provision as much or as little capacity as needed to perform data- intensive tasks. When launching Amazon EMR, the IPs of the primary (master) and core node are automatically assigned at […]

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Authorization model for a micro-account

Field Notes: How FactSet Balances Developer Velocity with Governance using AWS IAM

This post was co-written by FactSet’s Cloud Infrastructure team, Gaurav Jain, Nathan Goodman, Geoff Wang, Daniel Cordes, Sunu Joseph and AWS Solution Architects, Amit Borulkar and Tarik Makota. At FactSet, their goal for cloud platform on AWS Cloud is to have high developer velocity alongside enterprise governance. They wanted application teams to have a frictionless […]

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Pupeteer image

Field Notes: Scaling Browser Automation with Puppeteer on AWS Lambda with Container Image Support

This post is contributed by Bill Kerr, SHI and Raj Seshadri, Global SA Lead, AWS. Imagine you are launching a brand new website selling goods and services. You are expecting a huge amount of traffic due to the seasonality of the product. You would like to test 100K simultaneous connections to the website and make […]

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Amazon Location Service Ref Architecture

Field Notes: Fleet Tracking Using Amazon Location Service with AWS IoT

Location-based intelligence is vital in today’s applications, enabling capabilities ranging from fleet tracking to hyperlocal marketing. However, developers face significant barriers when integrating location data into their applications. These include cost, privacy and security compromises, and tedious and slow integration work. With Amazon Location Service, you can add capabilities such as maps, points of interest, […]

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serverless repo screesnhot

Field Notes: Launch Amazon Elasticsearch Service with Fine-Grained Access Control and Amazon Cognito

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Originally published March 2020 to the Field Notes blog, and reviewed for technical accuracy in March 2021. To get started with Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES), you must have a concept for authentication and authorization for your search cluster. In addition to […]

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