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Tag: Advice from AWS Solution Architects

CloudFront Wordpress Solution Overview

How to Accelerate Your WordPress Site with Amazon CloudFront

Blogging and content production have become the marketing tool of choice for many startups and a fair number of founders find themselves choosing WordPress to power their messaging. Already the content management system (CMS) of choice for 28% of the web, WordPress is the biggest self-hosted blogging tool in the world and perhaps the only […]

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Getting Started with AWS Cost Management

After you have created your first AWS account and applied security best practices, you may next want to start tracking your AWS costs so that you can stay within your budget. With AWS, you only pay for what you use, which results in a variable cost model, much like a utility bill. The more you […]

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Optimizing Your Costs for AWS Services: Part I

Since its inception in 2006, AWS has been committed to providing small businesses and developers the same world-class infrastructure and set of tools and services that amazon.com itself uses to handle its massive-scale retail operations. In part one of this series on costs, we highlight how you can optimize your budget by using AWS in highly cost-effective ways.

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AWS DynamoDB

Serverless Architectures with Java 8, AWS Lambda, and Amazon DynamoDB — Part 1

This post is part 1 of a two-part series. In this post, I focus on data modeling with DynamoDB. I describe an example use case to demonstrate alternative ways of modeling the same data, and the pros and cons of each approach. Proper data modeling is an essential prerequisite to beginning the development of a back end service.

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Triggering Lambda Functions via Text Messages

Post by Sunil Mallya, Solutions Architect, AWS Time is the most critical component in the startup equation. Startups should maximize their time with customers and focus on building a better product, not spending their time managing infrastructure and servers. Amazon continues to build services that abstract complex components and focus on making it easy to […]

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real user monitoring for CDN

What Startups Should Know Before Choosing a CDN

In this post, I don’t discuss what a CDN is or whether you should use a CDN to improve performance (you probably already know the answer to both). Rather, my goal here is to help you make an informed decision if you do choose to go with a CDN. Because there are many different CDN providers in the market today, choosing the right one based on your business needs is essential.

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