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Tag: Disaster recovery

Single Region/multi-AZ with secondary Region for backups

Disaster Recovery with AWS Managed Services, Part I: Single Region

This 3-part blog series discusses disaster recovery (DR) strategies that you can implement to ensure your data is safe and that your workload stays available during a disaster. In Part I, we’ll discuss the single AWS Region/multi-Availability Zone (AZ) DR strategy. The strategy outlined in this blog post addresses how to integrate AWS managed services […]

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Figure 3. Solution architecture of DR on AWS for a third-party IVR solution

Disaster Recovery (DR) for a Third-party Interactive Voice Response on AWS

Voice calling systems are prevalent and necessary to many businesses today. They are usually designed to provide a 24×7 helpline support across multiple domains and use cases. Reliability and availability of such systems are important for a good customer experience. The thoughtful design of a cost-optimized solution will allow your business to sustain the system […]

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DR implementation architecture on multi-Region active-passive workloads

Implementing Multi-Region Disaster Recovery Using Event-Driven Architecture

In this blog post, we share a reference architecture that uses a multi-Region active/passive strategy to implement a hot standby strategy for disaster recovery (DR). We highlight the benefits of performing DR failover using event-driven, serverless architecture, which provides high reliability, one of the pillars of AWS Well Architected Framework. With the multi-Region active/passive strategy, your workloads […]

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Read local/write partitioned pattern for multi-site active/active DR strategy

Disaster Recovery (DR) Architecture on AWS, Part IV: Multi-site Active/Active

In my first blog post of this series, I introduced you to four strategies for disaster recovery (DR). My subsequent posts shared details on the backup and restore, pilot light, and warm standby active/passive strategies. In this post, you’ll learn how to implement an active/active strategy to run your workload and serve requests in two […]

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Figure 2. Pilot light DR strategy

Disaster Recovery (DR) Architecture on AWS, Part III: Pilot Light and Warm Standby

In this blog post, you will learn about two more active/passive strategies that enable your workload to recover from disaster events such as natural disasters, technical failures, or human actions. Previously, I introduced you to four strategies for disaster recovery (DR) on AWS. Then we explored the backup and restore strategy. Now let’s learn about […]

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Figure 1. Current Architecture with improved resiliency and standardized observability

Journey to Adopt Cloud-Native Architecture Series: #3 – Improved Resilience and Standardized Observability

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. In the last blog, Maximizing System Throughput, we talked about design patterns you can adopt to address immediate scaling challenges to provide a better customer experience. In this blog, we talk about architecture patterns to improve system resiliency, why observability […]

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Backup and restore DR strategy

Disaster Recovery (DR) Architecture on AWS, Part II: Backup and Restore with Rapid Recovery

In a previous blog post, I introduced you to four strategies for disaster recovery (DR) on AWS. These strategies enable you to prepare for and recover from a disaster. By using the best practices provided in the AWS Well-Architected Reliability Pillar whitepaper to design your DR strategy, your workloads can remain available despite disaster events […]

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Two data center model for on-premises resilience strategies

IT Resilience Within AWS Cloud, Part II: Architecture and Patterns

In Part I of this two-part blog, we outlined best practices to consider when building resilient applications in hybrid on-premises/cloud environments. We also showed you how to adapt mindsets and organizational culture. In Part II, we’ll provide technical considerations related to architecture and patterns for resilience in AWS Cloud. Considerations on architecture and patterns The […]

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DR Strategies

Disaster Recovery (DR) Architecture on AWS, Part I: Strategies for Recovery in the Cloud

As lead solutions architect for the AWS Well-Architected Reliability pillar, I help customers build resilient workloads on AWS. This helps them prepare for disaster events, which is one of the biggest challenges they can face. Such events include natural disasters like earthquakes or floods, technical failures such as power or network loss, and human actions […]

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Three considerations for building resilience strategy and practicesThree considerations for building resilience strategy and practices

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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