White Papers

White Papers

  • This whitepaper is intended for solutions architects and developers who are building solutions that will be deployed on Amazon Web Services (AWS). It provides architectural patterns and advice on how to design systems that are secure, reliable, high performing, and cost efficient. It includes ...

    December 5, 2017
  • This document describes the AWS Well-Architected Framework, which enables you to review and improve your cloud-based architectures and better understand the business impact of your design decisions. We address general design principles as well as specific best practices and guidance in five c ...

    November 5, 2017
  • Highly available and scalable web hosting can be a complex and expensive proposition. Traditional scalable web architectures have not only needed to implement complex solutions to ensure high levels of reliability, but they have also required an accurate forecast of traffic to provide a high ...

    September 6, 2017
  • Infrastructure as Code has emerged as a best practice for automating the provisioning of infrastructure services. This paper describes the benefits of Infrastructure as Code, and how to leverage the capabilities of Amazon Web Services in this realm to support DevOps initiatives. DevOps is th ...

    July 5, 2017
  • AWS WAF is a web application firewall that helps you protect your websites and web applications against various attack vectors at the HTTP protocol level. This paper outlines how you can use the service to mitigate the application vulnerabilities that are defined in the Open Web Application S ...

    July 5, 2017
  • This document is intended to answer questions such as “How does AWS help me ensure that my data is secure?” Specifically, AWS physical and operational security processes are described for the network and server infrastructure under the management of AWS. Read White Paper
    May 20, 2017
  • Adopting Amazon Web Services (AWS) presents many benefits, such as increased business agility and flexibility, as well as reduced costs. However, in order to fully realize these benefits your staff may need to acquire new skills and create or update core processes. Doing so can maximize the b ...

    February 6, 2017
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides low-cost data storage with high durability and availability. AWS offers storage choices for backup, archiving, and disaster recovery use cases and provides block, file, and object storage. In this whitepaper, we examine AWS Cloud storage services and feature ...

    December 6, 2016
  • Today, as many companies move database workloads to Amazon Web Services (AWS), they are often also interested in changing their primary database engine. Most current methods for migrating databases to the cloud or switching engines require an extended outage. The AWS Database Migration Servic ...

    August 5, 2016
  • This whitepaper is intended for existing and potential customers who are designing the security infrastructure and configuration for applications running in Amazon Web Services (AWS). It provides security best practices that will help you define your Information Security Management System (IS ...

    August 5, 2016
  • Amazon Aurora is a MySQL-compatible, enterprise grade relational database engine. Amazon Aurora is a cloud-native database that overcomes many of the limitations of traditional relational database engines. The goal of this whitepaper is to highlight best practices of migrating your existing d ...

    June 5, 2016
  • The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Adoption Framework1 (CAF) provides guidance for coordinating the different parts of organizations migrating to cloud computing. The CAF guidance is broken into a number of areas of focus relevant to implementing cloud-based IT systems. These focus areas are ...

    June 5, 2016
  • This whitepaper helps architects, data scientists, and developers understand the big data analytics options available in the AWS cloud by providing an overview of services, with the following information:  Ideal usage patterns  Cost model  Performance  Durability and avai ...

    January 5, 2016
  • AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a web service from Amazon Web Services (AWS) for managing users and user permissions in AWS. Outside the AWS cloud, administrators of corporate systems rely on the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)1 to manage identities. By using role-bas ...

    April 6, 2015
  • As innovation accelerates and customer needs rapidly evolve, businesses must become increasingly agile. Time to market is key, and to facilitate overall business goals, IT departments need to be agile. Over the years software development lifecycles moved from waterfall to agile models of deve ...

    December 5, 2014
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud accelerates big data analytics. It provides instant scalability and elasticity, letting you focus on analytics instead of infrastructure. Whether you are indexing large data sets or analyzing massive amounts of scientific data or processing clickstream logs, AW ...

    August 5, 2013
  • Deploying an application on Amazon Web Services (AWS) is fast, easy, and cost-effective. Before deploying a cloud application in production, it is useful to have a checklist to assist in evaluating your application against a list of essential and recommended best practices. This paper highlig ...

    June 6, 2013