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AWS Well-Architected Review

The goal of the AWS Well-Architected Review is to provide customers with an analysis of a specific workload deployed within their AWS environment. The analysis is done by utilizing the Well-Architected Tool supplied by AWS with consultation and examination from a Certified Well-Architected Practitioner, provided by World Wide Technology (WWT). WWT is an Advanced AWS Consulting Partner and a certified AWS Well-Architected Review partner. AWS Well-Architected Review Partner members have in-depth training on the Well-Architected Framework. By working with an approved partner such as WWT, customers can often receive funding from AWS to offset the cost of remediation in a production workload. We can help implement best practices, measure the state of workloads and make improvements where assistance is required.

Goals & Objectives

How Well-Architected is your workload?

  • When was the last time you checked in with your workload?  
  • Have you had the opportunity recently to step back and evaluate the overall state of your workload?  
  • Are you getting the most out of your AWS cloud platform for the workload?

The AWS Well-Architected Framework is designed to provide customers with high-level guidance and best practices aligned to the five pillars – operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency and cost optimization – of the Well-Architected Framework. Customers who align as closely as possible to the AWS Well-Architected Framework have a strategic advantage and a clear path for success as the cloud landscape evolves.

How does the Well-Architected Review set my workload up for success?

The AWS Well-Architected Review and Framework was created to assist customers:

  • Minimize system failures and operational failures.
  • Dive deep into business, operational, security, and infrastructure processes to identify where a workload is and the possibilities to bring the workload to industry best practices.
  • Engage with experts to assist customers with consultation on industry best practices as it relates to the cloud.

World Wide Technology's Well-Architected Certified Solutions Architects can work with your team to help align them to the five pillars of the Well-Architected Framework, which include:

1. Performance Efficiency

Key topics include selecting the right resource types and sizes based on workload requirements, monitoring performance and making informed decisions to maintain efficiency as business needs evolve.

2. Cost Optimization

Key topics include understanding and controlling where the money is being spent, selecting the most appropriate and right number of resource types, analyzing cloud consumption over time and scaling to meet business needs without overspending.

3. Operational Excellence

Key topics include automating changes, responding to events and defining standards to manage daily operations.

4. Security

Key topics include confidentiality and integrity of data, identifying and managing who can do what with privilege management, protecting systems and establishing controls to detect security events.

5. Reliability

Key topics include distributed system design, recovery planning and how to handle change.