The Value of AWS Well-Architected Review
At AWS, solution architects have leveraged their years of experience to put together a comprehensive set of best practices for architecting & running systems in the cloud and created the AWS Well-Architected. The AWS Well-Architected Review (AWS WAR) enables enterprises to evaluate their cloud infrastructure against the best practices even as their business needs and workloads evolve over time and circumstances. With AWS Well-Architected Review, enterprises can measure architectures and operations and identify areas of improvement.
More than 80% of enterprises adopt the recommendations that come from an AWS Well-Architected Review program.
Benefits of AWS Well-Architected Review by Cloud4C
Accelerated remediation of cost, performance, reliability, operations, and security related issues
Guidance on leveraging new AWS services and features that enhance the overall experience
Improvement in cloud usage by partnering with AWS-certified professionals who lead the well-architected review
Better understanding of the business impact of your design decisions in AWS
5 pillars of AWS Well-Architected Framework
The AWS Well-Architected framework helps build and operate secure, resilient, efficient, and cost-effective systems in the cloud. The AWS Well-Architected framework is based on five pillars: Operational Excellence, Security, Reliability, Performance Efficiency, and Cost Optimization and presents a set of foundational questions for reviewing proposed or existing architectures.
Operational Excellence Pillar
Provides guidance on defining standards to manage operations, improving processes, responding to planned/unplanned events, monitoring and running AWS workloads effectively.
Focuses on protecting data & systems, controlling access (Identity and Access Management), identifying potential security threats, and mitigating the impact of security incidents.
Addresses resiliency, availability, disaster recovery, ensuring AWS workloads perform their function correctly and consistently, mitigating/recovering from any infrastructure or service disruptions.
Performance Efficiency Pillar
Guides about selecting the right resource types, using computing resources efficiently, monitoring continuously to get optimal performance across all AWS workloads.
Cost Optimization Pillar
Emphasizes on avoiding overspending on cloud resources by analyzing, controlling, monitoring and spending right based on the business needs/requirements.
Cloud4C is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner. With deep expertise in AWS, our certified AWS experts have architected, built, migrated several workloads to AWS following the AWS Well-Architected framework and best practices. Our AWS certified solution architects have assessed various client’s infrastructure for compliance with AWS Well-Architected guidelines and provided recommendations for remediation based on the audit reports.
Cloud4C’s AWS Well-Architected Review (WAR): What you can expect
Scope of the AWS WAR
Cloud4C proposes an assessment of the client’s current cloud state using AWS Well-Architected Framework, cloud-native tools, and Cloud4C consulting approach. Introduction to the five pillars of AWS Well-Architected framework: Operational Excellence, Security, Reliability, Performance Efficiency, Cost and Optimization. How Cloud4C leverages AWS tools for gap(s) identification. AWS Landing Zone architecture validation (high level) against the best practice guidelines
After the conclusion of the review, Cloud4C delivers
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The Cloud4C Advantage
- As AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, we offer a robust team of certified and authorized AWS professionals.
- End-to-end WAR offerings – from assessment to identification, report generation, roadmap, and remediation.
- Global cloud managed services for mission-critical workloads with stringent focus on compliance.
AWS Well-Architected Review - FAQs
What is the AWS Well-Architected framework?
AWS Well-Architected framework presents the design principles, best practices for designing and operating secure, efficient, cost-effective systems in the cloud.
It provides an approach for evaluating your proposed or existing cloud infrastructure based on five pillars: security, reliability, performance efficiency, operational efficiency, and cost optimization.
What is AWS Well-Architected review?
AWS Well-Architected Reviews use the AWS Well-Architected Framework to evaluate and remediate systems. The review is done by a cloud partner/MSP, or by a cloud engineer, who walks through a set of questions to check if the architecture and operations are aligned with AWS’s recommended practices.
What should be the frequency of AWS Well-Architected Reviews?
It is recommended to have periodic (6-8 months) Well architected reviews of workloads. It helps optimize the cloud costs better.
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