One of the most critical roles of an IT department is to protect and serve its corporate data. As a result, IT departments spend tremendous amounts of resources developing, designing, testing, and optimizing data recovery and replication options in order to improve data availability and service response time. This session outlines replication challenges, key design patterns, and methods commonly used in today's IT environment. Furthermore, the session provides different data replication solutions available in the AWS cloud. Finally, the session outlines several key factors to be considered when implementing data replication architectures in the AWS cloud.