Developed to help build secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure for your applications. The Framework provides a consistent approach to evaluate architectures and implement designs that will scale over time.
Our AWS Well-Architected Review includes strategies to help you compare your workload against AWS best practices and obtain guidance to produce stable and efficient systems, allowing you to focus on functional requirements.
Your Custom Path To Cloud Excellence
The AWS Well-Architected Framework provides architectural best practices across the five pillars for designing and operating reliable, secure, efficient, and cost-effective systems in the cloud. The Framework provides a set of questions that allows you to review an existing or proposed architecture. It also provides a set of AWS best practices for each pillar.
The architecture of a workload changes over time, and Well-Architected reviews should be applied at key milestones in the product lifecycle. For example, early on in the design phase to avoid one-way doors that are difficult to change, and then before the go live date. Post go live your workload will continue to evolve as you add new features and change technology implementations. You’ll need to follow good hygiene practices to stop its architectural characteristics from degrading as you evolve it. As you make significant architecture changes you should follow a set of hygiene processes including a Well-Architected review.
The Five Pillars of the Framework
Creating a software system is a lot like constructing a building. If the foundation is not solid structural problems can undermine the integrity and function of the building. When architecting technology solutions, if you neglect the five pillars of operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, and cost optimization it can become challenging to build a system that delivers on your expectations and requirements.
We’ll work with you to assess and then optimize these pillars within your architecture to help you produce stable and efficient systems.
Run and monitor systems to deliver business value and to continually improve supporting processes and procedures.
Protect information, systems, and assets while delivering business value through risk assessments and mitigation strategies.
The ability of a system to recover from infrastructure or service disruptions, dynamically acquire computing resources to meet demand, and mitigate disruptions such as misconfigurations or transient network issues.
Use computing resources efficiently to meet system requirements, and to maintain that efficiency as demand changes and technologies evolve.
Run systems to deliver business value at the lowest price point.