What is a Well-Architected Review?

 

A well-architected-review is based on an AWS whitepaper from AWS that describes the ideal way of running workloads in AWS, all these findings are combined in the Well-Architected Framework. This framework consists of five pillars: Operational Excellence, Security, Reliability, Performance Efficiency, Cost Optimization. 
It’s a way of thinking about your AWS environment from a holistic perspective, ensuring you use the best practices at all times.

First, we start and review your AWS environment based on those five pillars mentioned earlier and we look at areas that need to be improved in order for you to be operating Well-Architected. When this review is done we produce a report and then we provide a way to remediate those items. This way we can help you build a roadmap and action plan, so you can work towards operating using these best practices or in other words that you can operate: Well-Architected.

Now let’s briefly touch these 5 pillars mentioned earlier:

Operational Excellence

The ability to run and monitor systems to deliver business value and continually improve supporting processes and procedures.

Security

The ability to protect information, systems, and assets while delivering business value through risk assessments and mitigation strategies.

Reliability

The ability to recover from infrastructure or service disruptions, dynamically acquire computing resources to meet demand and mitigate disruptions such as misconfigurations or transient network issues.

Performance Efficiency

The ability to use computing resources efficiently to meet system requirements and maintain that efficiency as demand changes and technologies evolve.

Cost Optimisation. 

The ability to run systems to deliver business value at the lowest price point.

What can IN4IT do for you?

IN4IT delivers these reviews FREE of charge. Once your free Well-Architected Review is complete, we will help you get access to funds to implement the remediations. At this moment AWS provides funding of $5,000 per production workload when using a certified Well-Architected partner like IN4IT to remediate a minimum of 25% of high-risk items.

Sounds interesting or do you have questions about this? Don’t hesitate to contact us and I’m more than happy to discuss this in person or on a call.