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A big thank you to you, our readers, for spending time on our blog this past quarter. Of course, we wouldn’t have content for you to read without our hard-working AWS Solutions Architects and other blog post writers either, so thank you to them as well! Without further ado, the following five posts were the top Architecture Blog and Field Notes blog posts published in Q3 (July through September 2021).

#5: Choosing Your VPC Endpoint Strategy for Amazon S3

by Jeff Harman and Gilles-Kuessan Satchivi

In this blog post, Jeff and Gilles-Kuessan guide you through selecting the right virtual private connection (VPC) endpoint type to access Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). A VPC endpoint allows workloads in an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) to connect to supported public AWS services or third-party applications over the AWS network.

#4: Using VPC Endpoints in Multi-Region Architectures with Route 53 Resolver

by Michael Haken

You want a straightforward way to use VPC endpoints and endpoint policies for all Regions uniformly and consistently. In this post, Michael shows you how Route 53 Resolver solves this challenge using DNS. This solution ensures that requests to AWS services that support VPC endpoints stay within the VPC network, regardless of their Region.

#3: Architecting a Highly Available, Serverless Microservices-Based Ecommerce Site

by Senthil Kumar and Ajit Puthiyavettle

The number of ecommerce vendors is growing globally, and these vendors often handle large traffic at different times of the day and on different days of the year. This, in addition to building, managing, and maintaining IT infrastructure on-premises data centers can present challenges to businesses’ scalability and growth. In this blog post, Senthil and Ajit provide you a Serverless on AWS solution that offloads the undifferentiated heavy lifting of managing resources and ensures your business’ architecture can handle peak traffic.

#2: Data Caching Across Microservices in a Serverless Architecture

by Irfan Saleem, Pallavi Nargund, and Peter Buonora

In this blog post, Irfan, Pallavi, and Peter discuss a couple of customer use cases that use Serverless on AWS offerings to maintain a cache close to the microservices layer. This improves performance by reducing or eliminating the need for the real-time backend calls and by reducing latency and service-to-service communication.

#1: Overview of Data Transfer Charges for Common Architectures 

by Birender Pal, Sebastian Gorczynski, and Dennis Schmidt

With over 35,000 views and rising, this post is vastly outpacing all other contenders this quarter. In this post, Birender, Sebastian, and Dennis discuss how data transfer charges are often overlooked while architecting solutions in AWS. This post will help you identify potential data transfer charges you may encounter while operating your workload on AWS.

Thank you!

Thanks again to all our readers and blog post writers! We look forward to continuing to learn and build amazing things together in 2021.

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