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Why Opt for Azure Well-Architected Review?

Microsoft has introduced Azure Well-Architected Framework to create a set of guiding principles important to improve the quality of workload performance on the cloud. With technical assistance from expert MSPs like Cloud4C, organizations can use this framework to effectively consider the core design requirements of their architecture. The exercise ensures that an enterprise finds areas of improvement by measuring their architectures and operations. Azure-well architected framework is a good starting point as every customer has a unique Cloud journey. The review helps in finding tailored solutions that save funds and resources and find the best plan that suits your requirements.

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Benefits of Azure Well-Architected Review by Cloud4C

Accelerated remediation of cost, performance, reliability, operations, and security related issues
Provides a consistent framework to enhance the overall cloud experience by leveraging native Azure tools, services and features
Efficient cloud journey by collaborating with Azure professionals specialized in leading the well-architected review based on superior quality design principles
Thorough assessment and understanding of the business impact designing a custom Azure architecture for an enterprise
Ensure a secure high-performing resilient framework to ensure safety of data and intellectual property on the Azure Cloud

5 pillars of Azure Well-Architected Framework

The Azure Well-Architected framework provides a set of Azure best practices to help build and deliver great solutions. The Five pillars of Azure Well-Architected Framework refer to a set of guiding principles to build and deploy high-quality solutions on Azure. Some universal concepts are applied in all scenarios irrespective of the infrastructure, budget, or vendor. The Five Pillars of Azure Well-Architecture Framework are as follows:

Cost Optimization Pillar

This pillar ensures that the organization's money will be utilized to the maximum. For any project, the client first gets a rough estimate of the costs which identifies the movement or redevelopment of available resources. Apart from this, the vendor also conducts regular cost reviews to confirm the viability of the expenses and if anything can be reworked upon.

Operational Excellence Pillar

This pillar ensures complete visibility into how an application is functioning. This way, the vendor and client ensure that users find the best experience post migration. By ensuring operational excellence, companies can also implement faster development and release cycles.

Performance Efficiency Pillar

Performance efficiency guides you on how to make your workload effectively meet the demands placed by the users. Here, the vendor matches the resources available to an application with the demand from the customers. It includes scaling resources, optimizing potential bottlenecks, and optimizing various systems for best performance.

Reliability Pillar

During the migration, the system is designed so that it can maintain uptime during small-scale incidents. The infrastructure resumes functioning after partial network outages hence handling localized failures.The primary purpose of this pillar is to make the system available to the end-users.

Security Pillar

Security pillar focuses on protecting data & systems, controlling access (Identity and Access Management), identifying potential security threats, and mitigating the impact of security incidents. It also includes authenticating and protecting the application and data from network attacks.

Why Leverage Cloud4C’s Expertise?

The Azure Well-Architected framework provides a set of Azure best practices to help build and deliver great solutions. The Five pillars of Azure Well-Architected Framework refer to a set of guiding principles to build and deploy high-quality solutions on Azure. Some universal concepts are applied in all scenarios irrespective of the infrastructure, budget, or vendor. The Five Pillars of Azure Well-Architecture Framework are as follows:

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Cloud4C’s Azure Well-Architected Review (WAR): What can you Expect?

Architecture assessment

Authorized Azure professionals from Cloud4C take a thorough assessment of the existing enterprise IT architecture to understand necessary upgrades or changes.

Report generation and recommendation

An in-depth report is created using a combination of Azure tools and Cloud4C proprietary solutions. This report helps client teams decide actionable recommendations.

Remedial support

Our certified Azure experts facilitate the chosen remediation path/activities for the clients.

Scope of the Azure WAR

Cloud4C uses Azure Well-Architected Framework to propose an assessment of the client’s current cloud or IT state and help migrate the client’s environment according to best practices for maximum ROI. The following tasks are performed during this assessment:

  • Introduction to the five pillars of Azure Well-Architected framework: Operational Excellence, Security, Reliability, Performance Efficiency, Cost and Optimization
  • Leveraging Azure tools to identify gaps and implement designs that scale
  • Azure Landing Zone architecture validation (high level) against the best practice guidelines

Post Review Deliverables

Well-Architected Review Assessment Report
Cloud4C Recommendations
Remediations SOW (optional)

Azure Well-Architected Review Process

Define Strategy

Define Strategy

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    Identify the
    workload to review

    Then answer a series of
    questions about your
    architecture

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    AWS Well-architected tool

    Review your answers against
    the five pillars established by the
    well-architected framework

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    Peformance
    Efficiency

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    Operational
    Excellence

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    Reliability

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    Security

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    Cost
    Optimization

  • Get videos and
    documentation related
    to AWS best practices

  • Generate a report that
    summarize your
    workload review

  • View the result of
    workload reviews across
    your organisation in a
    single dashboard

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    Peformance
    Efficiency

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    Operational
    Excellence

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    Reliability

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    Security

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    Cost
    Optimization

Customer journey through the Azure Well-Architected Review

Prior to the review

The customer prepares information according to the requirements and selects priority workload(s). Cloud4C sets up a time for review, invites required stakeholders (IT/business representatives, AWS approved consulting partner ) for the review.

On the day of review

3-6 hours of interactive Well-Architected Review (WAR) workshop that can be done on-site or remotely.

Our AWS experts perform deep-dive assessments of identified workloads, also check for compliance against the five pillars of AWS WAR leveraging AWS Well-Architected Tool.

Based on the assessment & audit, we identify some potential areas for improvement and some immediate cost savings measures to be taken.

Post review

1-2 days of internal processing to create the WAR Report. The review report provides the view of alignment with the well-architected framework for the in-scope workload.

2-hour report walkthrough, presenting recommendations/Remediation plan for enhancing the cloud architecture for the chosen workload based on audit reports

A prioritized roadmap based on the AWS Well-Architected framework’s five core pillars and agree on the next steps with customers.

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Who should attend the workshop
Chief Information Officers (CIOs)
Cloud Compliance Professionals
Cloud Operations Professionals
Azure Solution Architects

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End-to-end WAR offerings – from assessment to identification, report generation, roadmap, and remediation.

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Stringent focus on compliance management for mission critical workload transition

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Azure Well Architected - FAQs

  • What is Azure Well-Architected Framework?

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    Azure Well-Architected Framework is designed to help a business evaluate their workloads against the latest set of practices prescribed by Azure.

  • Why is Azure Well-Architected Review Important?

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    Azure Well-Architected Framework is a tool that helps businesses build a secure, high-performance, reliable, and efficient cloud infrastructure. It also helps in achieving a balance between all five pillars, hence decreasing the costs and improving security and performance.

  • What is Azure Well-Architected review?

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    Azure Well-Architected Review provides the best set of actionable guidance that an organization can use to improve their workloads in the important points of their architecture.

  • What should be the Frequency of Azure Well-Architected Reviews?

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    Experts recommend Well-Architected reviews should be conducted periodically at a gap of 6 to 8 months. This way, companies can optimize the cloud costs effectively.

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