Implementing Application Level Encryption at Scale: Insights from Atlassian’s Use of AWS and Cryptor

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Atlassian recently published how it performs Application Level Encryption at scale on AWS while utilising high cache hit rates and maintaining low costs. Atlassian’s solution runs over 12,500 instances and manages over 1,540 KMS keys. It performs over 11 billion decryptions and 811 million encryptions daily, costing $2,500 per month versus a potential $1,000,000 per month using a naive solution.

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