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Category: Best Practices

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Architecting for data residency with AWS Outposts rack and landing zone guardrails

This blog post was written by Abeer Naffa’, Sr. Solutions Architect, Solutions Builder AWS, David Filiatrault, Principal Security Consultant, AWS and Jared Thompson, Hybrid Edge SA Specialist, AWS. In this post, we will explore how organizations can use AWS Control Tower landing zone and AWS Organizations custom guardrails to enable compliance with data residency requirements […]

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How to create custom health checks for your Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling Fleet

This blog post is written by Gaurav Verma, Cloud Infrastructure Architect, Professional Services AWS. Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling helps you maintain application availability and lets you automatically add or remove Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances according to the conditions that you define. You can use dynamic and predictive scaling to scale-out and scale-in […]

Figure 1: Architecture diagram showing the components deployed by the AWS SAM template. These include an SQS queue, an Auto Scaling group responsible for polling and processing queue messages, a Lambda function that regularly updates the BPI CloudWatch metric, and a “Target Setter” Lambda function that regularly updates the Auto Scaling group’s target tracking scaling policy.

Scaling an ASG using target tracking with a dynamic SQS target

This blog post is written by Wassim Benhallam, Sr Cloud Application Architect AWS WWCO ProServe, and Rajesh Kesaraju, Sr. Specialist Solution Architect, EC2 Flexible Compute. Scaling an Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling group based on Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) is a commonly used design pattern in decoupled applications. For example, an EC2 Auto Scaling […]

A diagram showing how an EC2 instance on an Outpost communicates with on-premises network using direct VPC routing mode

How to choose between CoIP and Direct VPC routing modes on AWS Outposts rack

This blog post is written by Sumit Menaria, Senior Hybrid Solutions Architect AWS WWSO Core Services. AWS Outposts Rack is a fully-managed service that extends AWS infrastructure, services, APIs, and tools to customer premises. By providing local access to AWS managed infrastructure and services, Outposts rack enables customers to build and run applications on premises […]

This figure shows the CloudWatch graph of three metrics – the total CPU Utilization of the Auto Scaling group, the load forecast generated by predictive scaling, and the derived metric using metric math that measures error for over-forecasting

Adopt Recommendations and Monitor Predictive Scaling for Optimal Compute Capacity

This post is written by Ankur Sethi, Sr. Product Manager, EC2, and Kinnar Sen, Sr. Specialist Solution Architect, AWS Compute. Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling helps customers optimize their Amazon EC2 capacity by dynamically responding to varying demand. Based on customer feedback, we enhanced the scaling experience with the launch of predictive scaling policies. Predictive scaling […]

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Introducing AWS Lambda runtime management controls

This blog post is written by Jonathan Tuliani, Principal Product Manager. Today, AWS Lambda is announcing runtime management controls which provide more visibility and control over when Lambda applies runtime updates to your functions. Lambda is also changing how it rolls out automatic runtime updates to your functions. Together, these changes provide more flexibility in […]

Building Sustainable, Efficient, and Cost-Optimized Applications on AWS

This blog post is written by Isha Dua Sr. Solutions Architect AWS, Ananth Kommuri Solutions Architect AWS, Dr. Sam Mokhtari Sr. Sustainability Lead SA WA for AWS, and Adam Boeglin, Principal Specialist  EC2 Sustainability. Today, more than ever, sustainability and cost-savings are top of mind for nearly every organization. Research has shown that AWS’ infrastructure […]

Three EC2 instances are connected to an AWS subnet. There's an overlay network that spans all three instances.The router instance connects the overlay network to the AWS subnet. The management instance contains the CloudStack management service, which is attached to the overlay network. The host instance contains the CloudStack agent and some VMs, all of which are connected to the overlay network.

Building a Cloud in the Cloud: Running Apache CloudStack on Amazon EC2, Part 2

This blog is written by Mark Rogers, SDE II – Customer Engineering AWS. In part 1, I showed you how to run Apache CloudStack with KVM on a single Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance. That simple setup is great for experimentation and light workloads. In this post, things will get a lot more […]

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Building a Cloud in the Cloud: Running Apache CloudStack on Amazon EC2, Part 1

This blog is written by Mark Rogers, SDE II – Customer Engineering AWS. How do you put a cloud inside another cloud? Some features that make Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) secure and wonderful also make running CloudStack difficult. The biggest obstacle is that AWS and CloudStack both want to manage network resources. Therefore, we must […]

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Enabling load-balancing of non-HTTP(s) traffic on AWS Wavelength

This blog post is written by Jack Chen, Telco Solutions Architect, and Robert Belson, Developer Advocate. AWS Wavelength embeds AWS compute and storage services within 5G networks, providing mobile edge computing infrastructure for developing, deploying, and scaling ultra-low-latency applications. AWS recently introduced support for Application Load Balancer (ALB) in AWS Wavelength zones. Although ALB addresses […]