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How World Kinect Corporation migrated their Oracle E-Business Suite Applications to AWS

Contributions from Paul Wright, Leader in Database and middleware Services at World Kinect Corporation  Introduction With the advancement in maturity and breadth of cloud solutions, an increasing number of enterprises are choosing to embark on migrating their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems to the cloud. ERP systems sit at the heart of many digital transformation initiatives because […]

How to configure AWS Migration Strategy Recommendations service and plan migration and modernization pathways for your on-premises workloads

Introduction Customers that have decided to migrate their workloads from their on-premise VMware environments to AWS cloud and want to analyze and generate automated migration strategy recommendation patterns (based on the 7Rs) should look into implementing AWS Migration Hub Strategy Recommendations (Strategy Recommendations). Strategy Recommendations is a free AWS tool that helps customers to plan […]

How to perform a Well-Architected Framework Review- Part 3

In previous blog posts, we discussed the first two phases for running a Well-Architected Framework Review, or WAFR. The first phase is to Prepare and the second phase in to conduct the Review. In this blog post, we dive deep into the third phase: Improve. Figure-1 WAFR Phases What is the Improve phase? At this […]

How to perform a Well-Architected Framework Review- Part 2

There are three phases to conduct a successful Well-Architected Framework Review or WAFR: Prepare, Review and Improve. In part 1 of this blog series, we discussed the preparation phase. In this part, we will dive deep into the best practices of the second phase, the actual review. Figure-1 WAFR Phases Assuming you follow the recommendations […]

How to perform a Well-Architected Framework Review- Part 1

Is my workload well-architected? Is my team following cloud best practices? How do other customers implement solution X? What is the best way to configure service Y? These are examples of questions I usually get from my customers who want to validate if their architecture is aligned with AWS best practices. The answers to these […]

How Hapag-Lloyd established observability for serverless multi-account workloads

This post is co-authored by Grzegorz Kaczor from Hapag-Lloyd AG and Michael Graumann and Daniel Moser from AWS. Introduction Establishing observability over the state, performance, health, and security posture of applications is key to successfully operating multi-account workloads in the cloud. As the number and size of workloads increases, finding and correlating all available information […]

Scale AWS Well-Architected Framework Reviews with the new Consolidated Report

Scale AWS Well-Architected Framework Reviews with the new Consolidated Report

AWS Well-Architected Framework Reviews help you improve your workload‘s architecture by identifying risks that require attention across the six pillars of the framework. However, after identifying the risks in your architecture, you need to prioritize them and create an improvement strategy to address them. Using Consolidated Report, a new feature added recently to AWS Well-Architected […]

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View AWS Trusted Advisor recommendations at scale with AWS Organizations

Since 2014, AWS Trusted Advisor has been providing customers with visibility into an individual AWS account and providing recommendations based on known AWS best practices. Trusted Advisor makes recommendations to help customers achieve a better security posture, control their costs, optimize application performance, design better fault tolerance, and maintain control over their AWS service limits […]

Implementing Serverless Transit Network Orchestrator (STNO) in AWS Control Tower

Introduction Many of the customers that we have worked with are using advanced network architectures in AWS for multi-VPC and multi-account architectures. Placing workloads into separate Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) has several advantages, chief among them isolating sensitive workloads and allowing teams to innovate without fear of impacting other systems. Many companies are taking […]

Automating life-cycle management for ephemeral resources using AWS Service Catalog

Enterprises deploy AWS resources and services daily to support different business objectives. For example: A data scientist might like to create an EMR cluster for a job that should not take longer than one week. A sales engineer needs a demo environment for two days. A marketing application owner wants a marketing application to run […]