Let’s Architect! Tools for Cloud Architects
For International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we’re featuring more than a week’s worth of posts that highlight female builders and leaders. We’re showcasing women in the industry who are building, creating, and, above all, inspiring, empowering, and encouraging everyone—especially women and girls—in tech.
A great way for cloud architects to learn is to experiment with the tools that our teams are using or could consider for the future. This allows us to learn new technologies, become familiar with the latest trends, and understand the entire cycle of our solutions.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides several tools for architects, including resources that can analyze your environment for creating a visual diagram and a community of builders who can answer your technical questions.
Today we’re excited to share tools and methodologies that you should be aware of. In honor of the Architecture Blog’s International Women’s Day, half of these tools have been developed with and by women.
One of the main challenges for every architect is making sure their documentation is up to date. Recently, we’ve seen the rise of “architecture as code” tools for deriving architecture diagrams directly from the code in production.
In that vein, AWS developed AWS Perspective, a diagramming tool solution that helps you represent your live workload.
Chaos engineering is the process of testing a distributed computing system to ensure that it can withstand unexpected disruptions.
This blog post shows an architecture pattern for automating chaos testing as part of your continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) process. By automating the implementation of chaos experiments inside CI/CD pipelines, complex risks and modeled failure scenarios can be tested against application environments with every deployment
Often when architecting we run into different design choices, issues, and roadblocks. What service should you use? What is the best way to implement this? Who do you ask?
AWS re:Post is a new question-and-answer service (think Stack Overflow specifically for AWS). It is monitored by the community who answers your questions, and then employees and official partners review these answers to ensure accuracy.
In 2018, AWS released the Well-Architected Framework, a mechanism for reviewing and/or improving your workloads that provides recommendations based on best practices in different areas such as security, costs optimization, or reliability. This article shows you how to improve iteratively your systems in the cloud using the Well-Architected Framework.
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Other posts in this series
- Let’s Architect! Architecting for Sustainability
- Let’s Architect! Architecting for Machine Learning
- Let’s Architect! Architecting for Security
- Let’s Architect! Architecting for Blockchain
We’ve got more content for International Women’s Day!
- Celebrate International Women’s Day all week with the Architecture Blog
- Deploying service-mesh-based architectures using AWS App Mesh and Amazon ECS from Kesha Williams, an AWS Hero and award-winning software engineer.
- A collection of several blog posts written and co-authored by women
- Curated content from the Let’s Architect! team and a live Twitter chat
- Women at AWS – Diverse backgrounds make great solutions architects
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- Building your brand as a Solutions Architect
- Mainframe offloading and modernization: Using mainframe data to build cloud native services with AWS
- Message to the next generation of women disruptors in technology
- Migrating petabytes of data from on-premises file systems to Amazon FSx for Lustre