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IT Resilience Within AWS Cloud, Part I: Mindset and Culture

As customers migrate to the cloud, many struggle to adapt business continuity and operational plans from their on-premises environments. This affects the resilience of critical business applications and can stall cloud adoption. This two-part blog series will provide guidance on implementing IT resilience strategies. In Part I, we’ll review challenges commonly experienced by executive builders. […]

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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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Expose AWS Lambda Function Behind Static IP When a DNS Cannot be Managed

Up until recently, the best practice to expose an AWS Lambda function has been to use Amazon API Gateway. This solution protects your functions from direct client traffic. This is explained in the API Gateway tutorial, where Amazon API Gateway acts as a proxy in front of the Lambda function. This practice is useful when […]

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

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 an IP-based access policy or a proxy server to protect your search cluster, you can […]

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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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Journey to Adopt Cloud-Native Architecture Series: #2 – Maximizing System Throughput

In the last blog, Preparing your Applications for Hypergrowth, we talked about hypergrowth and the technical challenges it presents to companies. As a reminder, we presented an example ecommerce company running a monolithic application on Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). This application connects with Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). The company recently experienced a […]

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Architecture Monthly Magazine - Mar 2021 - Semiconductor Design

Architecture Monthly Magazine: Semiconductor Design

Semiconductor design and manufacturing continues to drive technology. Meeting the design requirements of low power connected devices, which utilize high performant, compact designs can be challenging. AWS provides the infrastructure and services to run the entire semiconductor design workflow. In this issue, our expert Mark Duffield shares innovation, architectural patterns and considerations for Semiconductor Design. […]

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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 to adopt to become more agile and innovative. Later in the series, we show you how to address immediate challenges […]

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