Posted by Peggy Olson on 27 Mar 2020
The AWS Well-Architected Framework facilitates review and improvement of cloud-based architectures and creates a better understanding of the business impact of design decisions.
The Framework addresses general design principles as well as specific best practices and guidance in five conceptual areas which are defined as Well-Architected pillars:
Operational Excellence - Ability to run and monitor systems to deliver business value and to continually improve supporting processes and procedures
Security- Ability to protect information, systems, and assets while delivering business value through risk assessments and mitigation strategies
Reliability - Ability of a system to recover from disruptions, dynamically acquire computing resources to meet demand and mitigate disruptions
Performance Efficiency - Ability to use computing resources efficiently to meet system requirements and to maintain that efficiency
Cost Optimization - Ability to run systems to deliver business value at the lowest price point
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The Well-Architected Framework offers a rich repository of documentation and code supporting these pillars, including general across-the-board design principles apply, design principles geared toward each specific pillar, AWS enabling services, lenses, and assessment tools.
A periodic review of your AWS environment through the prism of the Well-Architected Framework can help your business maintain a secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure on AWS Cloud. Besides uncovering critical issues that need immediate remediation, the review compares current architecture to a defined baseline to identify areas that could or should be improved with recommendations for further action. The outcome is a set of actions that should improve the experience of a customer using the workload while optimizing operational costs.
Well-Architected reviews help:
Click here to access our latest webinar recording to learn more about the AWS Well-Architected Framework. You can also email AWSConsulting@alacriti.com to schedule a complimentary consultation call to discuss your cloud environment and development plans.