The AWS Architecture Center provides new and notable reference architecture diagrams, vetted architecture solutions, AWS Well-Architected best practices, whitepapers, and more. This blog post features some of our best picks from November’s new and updated content.

1. Game Industry Lens for the AWS Well-Architected Framework

This new Lens specifies best practices for the unique characteristics of building and operating games in the cloud, based on our experience working with game developers and publishers around the world. It provides guidance on how to design and operate your environment so that it is cost-optimized and scalable for fluctuations in global player demand. This Lens also provides guidance for securing your game infrastructure and tuning performance in order to deliver a positive player experience.

GameLift with Serverless backend reference architecture diagram

GameLift with Serverless backend reference architecture diagram

2. SAP Lens for the Well-Architected Framework

Another new Lens is aimed at SAP technology architects, cloud architects, and others who build, operate, and maintain SAP systems on AWS. This lens provides insights that AWS has gathered from customers, AWS Partners, and our SAP specialist community. You will learn how to adopt a cloud-native approach when running SAP software including SAP Business Suite, SAP S/4HANA, and supporting products. Use it to evaluate SAP on AWS workloads before, during, and after implementation.

3. Data Analytics Lens for the Well-Architected Framework

The AWS Well-Architected Data Analytics Lens is a collection of customer-proven best practices for designing analytics workloads. The newly updated Lens contains insights that AWS has gathered from real-world case studies, and helps you learn the key design elements of analytics workloads along with recommendations for improvement. The document cover 6 scenarios that are common in many analytics applications, including modern data architecture, batch data processing, and data visualization.

4. Availability and Beyond: Understanding and improving the resilience of distributed systems on AWS

What does it mean to build a highly available workload? How do you measure availability? What can I do to increase my workload’s availability? This new whitepaper will help you answer these questions for workloads operating on complex, distributed systems both in the cloud and on-premises. It outlines a common understanding for availability as a measure of resilience, establishes rules for building highly available workloads, and offers guidance on how to improve workload availability.

5. Content Localization on AWS

This Solutions Implementation provides automated video content transcription, subtitling and translation. It helps you create accurate, multi-language subtitles for video-on-demand (VOD) content, which can help all customers better understand the content. However, localizing (translating) video subtitles is both complex and labor-intensive. Learn how AWS artificial intelligence (AI) services can assist with the subtitle creation process to save manual time spent transcribing, subtitling, translating, and reviewing media assets.