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Category: Best Practices

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Best practices for organizing larger serverless applications

This blog post provides recommendations for designing and managing code repositories in larger serverless projects, and best practices for deploying releases of production systems.

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Running Web Applications on Amazon EC2 Spot Instances

This post is contributed by Isaac Vallhonrat, Sr. EC2 Spot Specialist SA Amazon EC2 Spot Instances allow customers to save up to 90% compared to On-Demand pricing by leveraging spare EC2 capacity. Spot Instances are a perfect fit for fault tolerant workloads that are flexible to run on multiple instance types such as batch jobs, […]

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Using dynamic Amazon S3 event handling with Amazon EventBridge

The standard S3 to Lambda integration enables developers to deploy code that responds to bucket- or object-based events. Using Amazon EventBridge, you can employ even more sophisticated routing and filtering of events between S3 and Lambda.

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Decoupling larger applications with Amazon EventBridge

This blog post shows how you can use an event-based architecture to decouple services and functional areas of applications. It uses the document repository solution as an example, to compare architecture after shifting to an event-based approach.

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Building well-architected serverless applications: Understanding application health – part 2

This series of blog posts uses the AWS Well-Architected Tool with the Serverless Lens to help customers build and operate applications using best practices. In each post, I address the nine serverless-specific questions identified by the Serverless Lens along with the recommended best practices. See the Introduction post for a table of contents and explaining the example application. Question OPS1: How […]

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10 things you can do today to reduce AWS costs

This post is contributed by Shankar Ramachandran, SA Specialist, Cost Optimization Introduction AWS’s breadth of services and pricing options offer the flexibility to effectively manage your costs, and still keep the performance and capacity per your business requirement. While the fundamental process of cost optimization on AWS remains the same – monitor your AWS costs and usage, […]

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Building well-architected serverless applications: Understanding application health – part 1

This series of blog posts uses the AWS Well-Architected Tool with the Serverless Lens to help customers build and operate applications using best practices. In each post, I address the nine serverless-specific questions identified by the Serverless Lens along with the recommended best practices. See the Introduction post for a table of contents and explaining […]

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Building well-architected serverless applications: Introduction

The following posts are a multi-part series addressing each of the questions within the Serverless Lens of the Well-Architected Tool. Series Episodes: Building well-architected serverless applications Introduction Operational Excellence: Understanding serverless application health Out of the box metrics and alerts; structured and centralized logging Custom metrics and distributed tracing Operational Excellence – Approaching application lifecycle […]

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