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Section 1.3 - AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Study Guide

This series is intended to be a personal study guide. Information may not be comprehensive or accurate. I am sharing it in case others find it useful. Please feel free to comment if any information is inaccurate.

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1.3 Explain the different cloud architecture design principles

Explain the design principles

  • Design for failure – “pre-mortem” exercises to anticipate failure, develop and test responses to it
  • Decouple components versus monolithic architecture – solution components operate and execute independently so the whole system doesn’t fail when one component does
  • Implement elasticity in the cloud versus on-premises – use cloud resources to adapt to fluctuating demand rather than paying up front for more resources than needed
  • Think parallel – scale horizontally when possible to make execution more efficient

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