Build modern applications on AWS

Manage less. Build faster. Innovate more.

AWS is the best place to build modern applications

With more than 500 million new apps expected to be built over the next few years, organizations will have to find balance between managing technology and building new features.
Modern applications are built with modular architectural patterns, serverless operational models, and agile developer processes. They allow you to innovate faster, reduce risk, accelerate time to market, and decrease your total cost of ownership (TCO).

Modernization is often a team-by-team and workload-by-workload journey. We recommend four ways to start modernization:

  • Move to managed containers on AWS to simplify operations, and reduce management overhead
  • Build new applications or features using serverless technologies, like AWS Lambda, purpose-built databases like Amazon DynamoDB, and development tools, like AWS Amplify and AWS CDK to maximize agility and accelerate development
  • Choose from 15 relational and nonrelational purpose-built AWS databases to support microservices architecture and modern application needs like storing key-value pairs and documents
  • Leverage our end-to-end portfolio of Dev+Ops services and our vast Partner Network to help develop and run apps faster and build applications at scale
Tap into what’s possible with modern applications

Why build modern applications on AWS?


Speed to market

By speeding up build and release cycles and offloading operational overhead to AWS, organizations can better compete in the market and deliver reliable products and user experiences faster and cheaper.

Urbanbase launches services 20x faster with AWS


Improve reliability

Automate test and release processes to reduce error rates and enhance monitoring at every stage of the development lifecycle, making modern applications more reliable at deployment.

Siemens decreases customer control system alerts by 90 percent and reduced infrastructure costs by 85 percent 


Increase innovation

With a modular architecture, changes to any individual application component can be made quickly and with a lower risk to the whole application, so teams can experiment with new ideas more often.

Vanguard increased speed to market of microservices from three months to 24 hours



The right tool for each workload

Choose the right tools based on the needs of your organization and each unique workload.

iRobot chose Amazon SageMaker to run Kubeflow for its iRobot Genius Home Intelligence platform and AWS Lambda for its core WiFi-connected vacuums and application 


Improve TCO

With a pay-for-value pricing model, modern applications reduce the cost of over-provisioning or paying for idle resources. By offloading infrastructure management, maintenance costs are also lower.

Reduce app development costs by 68 percent and lower your TCO with AWS 

Modern application pathways

  • Move to managed container services
  • Build serverless applications
  • Modernize your data infrastructure
  • Deploy with modern Dev+Ops


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  • Coca-Cola and AWS Reimagine the Future of Contactless Experiences
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    Coca-Cola launches a touchless fountain experience in 100 Days

    Built on Coca-Cola’s existing AWS serverless architecture, the new contactless solution enables consumers to choose and pour drinks from their phones in seconds without having to create an account or download an app.


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    Ryanair delivers a COVID-19 wallet

    Ryanair customers can upload their negative PCR tests, COVID-19 vaccination certificates, and other COVID-19 documents that may be required for EU travel with the documentation securely stored in Amazon S3.


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    Peacock achieves a fast and flawless launch

    In only one year, Peacock created a simple, secure, scalable, and highly available system on AWS. Despite unforeseen obstacles like COVID-19 and the postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, it was a flawless launch achieved right on time.


Start your modernization journey today