Lessons Learned from AWS Services Outage (Nov 2020)

Outage Impact

Context, Analysis & Impact Amazon’s internet infrastructure service experienced a multi-hour outage on Wednesday that affected a large portion of the internet. Read more details on WSJ by clicking here. More than 50+ companies impacted including Roku, Adobe, Flickr, Twilio, Tribune Publishing and Amazon’s own smart security division Ring, in its region covering the eastern U.S. Business impact such as as reported by WSJ post: New account activation and the…

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Don’t Reinvent for Cloud Migration or Adoption Framework

Cloud Migration Approach

When it comes to cloud migration or adoption, often organizations get into the practice of building a cloud migration framework before the migration. While having a cloud migration strategy is essential for successful cloud migration, it does not necessitate to build your own cloud migration framework.During the assessment or discovery phase itself, you can start leveraging the below frameworks based upon your cloud vendor selection: AWS Cloud Adoption Framework Microsoft…

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5 Reports Every Software Architect Should Read

Technology Report

#1 – Google’s Accelerate State of DevOps Report Google’s research division has partnered with DORA (DevOps Research and Assessment) research program to carry out data-driven insights for effective DevOps and organizational performance. As part of this program, they have been publishing State of DevOps Report (2014-2019) for the last six years. DORA became part of Google Cloud in 2018 (click here for announcement details). As an architect, it is one…

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Don’t Miss These Critical Success Factors For API Management Using MuleSoft

API Management

As an enterprise API management solution, MuleSoft has been consistently recognized as a leader by research firms like Gartner (click here for 2020 report). It has built-in & out-of-the-box capabilities to get your journey accelerated towards Enterprise API development strategy in your organization. Furthermore, having an API Strategy with defined critical success factors helps to measure success in the future. As applicable to most of the organizations, there are three…

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Why caching and in-memory data grid is no longer an afterthought

Caching

Evolution of Caching Technologies In an early stage, caching started with simply putting data into memory (also known as local caching) in the same process node (e.g. application server). Gradually it evolved with externalizing the cache as a separate process node and eventually re-engineered to adopt distributed computing architecture. In the current landscape, most of the caching system architecture uses in-memory data grid technology, which is essentially a part of…

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Don’t miss these learning about Cloud Governance using AWS Organizations

AWS Organizations

AWS Organizations (launched in 2017) is a key governance & management service if you are using AWS as a cloud service provider for large or medium scale organization. Key benefits of AWS Organizations are consolidated billing, automated account creation, centralized management of service control policies (SCP), and governance over AWS accounts managed within the organization. As there is no additional charge for using AWS Organizations, it is encouraged to reap…

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Understanding Digital Business Transformation is key for an informed Architect

Digital Business Transformation

Digital business transformation. A buzz word heavily used now a days, however it means different things for different organizations. Many organizations are either in the middle of a digital transformation, are planning a digital transformation or are struggling with a digital transformation. Digital Transformation can be defined as: “Digital transformation marks a radical rethinking of how an organization uses technology, people and processes to fundamentally change business performance” says George…

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