Amazon have created a Well Architected Framework to help their users optimise their Cloud Infrastructure and Workloads, and are offering (subject to approval) a $5000 credit for every workload where the WAF has been applied to, and remedial work completed.
What is a WAF?
Let’s start off by asking a simple, yet open-ended question. Are you Well-Architected?
We find that more than often, most of our clients cannot answer this question with a simple yes or no.
The Well-Architected Framework provides a set of questions to measure your architecture against their respective design principles across five pillars.
The five pillars are:
Operation Excellences – the ability to operate and monitor systems to deliver business value. Also, continue to improve processes and procedures.
Security – the ability to protect information, systems, and assets while delivering business value through risk assessment and migration strategies.
3. Reliability – 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.
4. Performance Efficiency – the ability to use computing resources efficiently to meet system requirements and to maintain that efficiency as demand changes and technologies evolve.
5. Cost Optimisation – the ability to avoid or eliminate unneeded cost or suboptimal resources.
Without an AWS Well Architected Framework Review, you can have limited visibility into costs, usage and any potential risks, lack AWS best practice know how, take an inconsistent approach to evaluating cloud architecture, and potentially have a low performing, unsecure environment that cannot be scaled on demand.
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You can also download the enclosed pdf overview