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Category: Sustainability

Optimize your modern data architecture for sustainability: Part 2 – unified data governance, data movement, and purpose-built analytics

In the first part of this blog series, Optimize your modern data architecture for sustainability: Part 1 – data ingestion and data lake, we focused on the 1) data ingestion, and 2) data lake pillars of the modern data architecture. In this blog post, we will provide guidance and best practices to optimize the components […]

How to select a Region for your workload based on sustainability goals

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud is a constantly expanding network of Regions and points of presence (PoP), with a global network infrastructure linking them together. The choice of Regions for your workload significantly affects your workload KPIs, including performance, cost, and carbon footprint. The Well-Architected Framework’s sustainability pillar offers design principles and best practices […]

Optimize your modern data architecture for sustainability: Part 1 – data ingestion and data lake

The modern data architecture on AWS focuses on integrating a data lake and purpose-built data services to efficiently build analytics workloads, which provide speed and agility at scale. Using the right service for the right purpose not only provides performance gains, but facilitates the right utilization of resources. Review Modern Data Analytics Reference Architecture on […]

Figure 2. Tools you can use on AWS for optimization purposes

Optimizing your AWS Infrastructure for Sustainability, Part IV: Databases

In Part I: Compute, Part II: Storage, and Part III: Networking of this series, we introduced strategies to optimize the compute, storage, and networking layers of your AWS architecture for sustainability. This post, Part IV, focuses on the database layer and proposes recommendations to optimize your databases’ utilization, performance, and queries. These recommendations are based […]

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Architecting for sustainability: a re:Invent 2021 recap

At AWS re:Invent 2021, we announced the AWS Well-Architected Sustainability Pillar, which marks sustainability as a key pillar of building workloads to best deliver on business need. In session ARC325 – Architecting for Sustainability, Adrian Cockcroft, Steffen Grunwald, and Drew Engelson (Director of Engineering at Starbucks) gave a detailed explanation of what to expect from the […]

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Optimize AI/ML workloads for sustainability: Part 3, deployment and monitoring

We’re celebrating Earth Day 2022 from 4/22 through 4/29 with posts that highlight how to build, maintain, and refine your workloads for sustainability. AWS estimates that inference (the process of using a trained machine learning [ML] algorithm to make a prediction) makes up 90 percent of the cost of an ML model. Given with AWS you […]

Ask an Expert – Sustainability

In this first edition of Ask an Expert, we chat with Margaret O’Toole, Worldwide Tech Leader – Environmental Sustainability and Joseph Beer, Worldwide Tech Leader – Power and Utilities about sustainability solutions and tools to implement sustainability practices into IT design. When putting together an AWS architecture to solve business problems specifically for sustainability-focused customers, […]

A collection of posts to help you design and build sustainable cloud architecture

We’re celebrating Earth Day 2022 from 4/22 through 4/29 with posts that highlight how to build, maintain, and refine your workloads for sustainability. A blog can be a great starting point for you in finding and implementing a particular solution; learning about new features, services, and products; keeping up with the latest trends and ideas; […]

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Improve workload sustainability with services and features from re:Invent 2021

At our recent annual AWS re:Invent 2021 conference, we had important announcements regarding sustainability, including the new Sustainability Pillar for AWS Well-Architected Framework and the AWS Customer Carbon Footprint Tool. In this blog post, I highlight services and features from these announcements to help you design and optimize your AWS workloads from a sustainability perspective. […]