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  • Get Started Architecting on AWS

    If you're new to AWS, or just want to brush up on best practices, start with these resources.

    AWS Well-Architected

    AWS Well-Architected provides a framework to help cloud architects build secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient architectures.

    Are You Well-Architected?

    Establishing Your Cloud Foundation on AWS

    This guided path approach helps you build and evolve your AWS Cloud environment based on a consolidated set of definitions, scenarios, guidance, and automations.

    Establishing Your Cloud Foundation on AWS - Beyond Your Landing Zone

    Overview of AWS

    Explore this helpful resource outlining every AWS service at-hand to help you pick the right service for your architecture.

    An Introduction to AWS

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    Let’s Architect! Architecting a Data Mesh

    A data mesh architecture unites the disparate data sources within an organization through centrally managed data-sharing and governance guidelines. In this post, we highlight the foundational concepts of data architectures, and cover the patterns for designing a data mesh in the AWS Cloud with supporting resources.

    The ML-based telemetry analytics solution architecture

    Boosting Resiliency with an ML-based Telemetry Analytics Architecture

    Data proliferation has become a norm and as organizations become more data driven, automating data pipelines that enable data ingestion, curation, and processing is vital. In this post, we explain how you can collect telemetry from your data pipeline jobs and use machine learning (ML) to build a lower- and upper-bound threshold to help operators identify anomalies in near-real time.

    A timeline of Pinterest's sustainability journey

    Architecting for Sustainability at AWS re:Invent 2022

    AWS re:Invent 2022 featured 24 breakout sessions, chalk talks, and workshops on sustainability. In this blog post, we’ll highlight the sessions and announcements and discuss their relevance to the sustainability of, in, and through the cloud. We’ll look at AWS’ initiatives and progress toward delivering efficient, shared infrastructure, water stewardship, and sourcing renewable power.

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  • Build resilient architectures
  • Operational Resilience

    Learn how to keep your system running during times of disruption or stress with these resources.

    Reliability Pillar - AWS Well-Architected Framework

    The reliability pillar focuses on workloads performing their intended functions and how to recover quickly from failure to meet demands.

    Designing for Reliability with AWS Well-Architected

    Building Resilient Well-Architected Workloads Using AWS Resilience Hub

    Learn how to use AWS Resilience Hub to assess and improve the resilience of your architecture based on its actionable recommendations.

    Introduction to AWS Resilience Hub

    AWS Architectural Resilience Days

    At AWS Architectural Resilience Days, learn architectural best practices, services, and strategies that will help you improve the resilience of your workloads.

    Incorporating Continuous Resilience in Your Development Ecosystem

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The AWS Architecture Center provides reference architecture diagrams, vetted architecture solutions, Well-Architected best practices, patterns, icons, and more. This expert guidance was contributed by cloud architecture experts from AWS, including AWS Solutions Architects, Professional Services Consultants, and Partners.

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