AWS Architecture Blog

Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

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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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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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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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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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Field Notes: Enabling Guardrails in New AWS Regions the AWS Control Tower Supports

Originally published March 2020 to the Field Notes blog, and updated in January 2021, to highlight that AWS Control Tower supports the updating of enrolled accounts from the dashboard. Follow the instructions from Update existing OUs and accounts in addition to this blog. For the first time since the launch of AWS Control Tower, we […]

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LeasePlan Sitecore headless architecture

LeasePlan Sitecore Implementation with Amazon EKS

LeasePlan is one of the world’s leading car leasing companies, with 1.9 million vehicles in more than 30 countries. They manage the entire lifecycle of their fleet, from purchase and maintenance to the sale of returned lease cars. Sitecore is a leading content management system in the enterprise market. It allows organizations to combine content […]

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Notional architecture for Serverless Bot Framework & Salesforce Integration

Build Chatbots using Serverless Bot Framework with Salesforce Integration

Conversational interfaces have become increasingly popular, both on web and mobile. Businesses realize these interactions are resulting in quicker resolutions of customer concerns than a more traditional approach of agent interactions. An intelligent chatbot on top of customer-facing platforms comes with inherent benefits. Among these are 24/7 customer support with no agent wait-times, improved operational […]

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Journey to Adopt Cloud-Native Architecture Series: #1 – Preparing your Applications for Hypergrowth

In this blog series, we take an example ecommerce company and talk about their challenges due to hypergrowth. Their journey from running monolith applications to running cloud-native applications will provide you architecture patterns and strategies you can adopt to become more agile and innovative. Later in the series, we show you how to address immediate […]

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OLX Edge Security Architecture

Field Notes: How OLX Europe Fights Millions of Bots with AWS

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. This post was cowritten with Daniel Loureiro, Lead Security Engineer at OLX Group Global Information Security. At OLX, infrastructure is constantly being scanned and targeted by advanced malicious botnets. These botnets either scrape the content of their websites to monetize […]

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AWS Micro Frontend

Micro-frontend Architectures on AWS

A microservice architecture is characterized by independent services that are focused on a specific business function and maintained by small, self-contained teams. Microservice architectures are used frequently for web applications developed on AWS, and for good reason. They offer many well-known benefits such as development agility, technological freedom, targeted deployments, and more. Despite the popularity […]

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