AWS Well-Architected Reviews
Evaluate your AWS architecture to ensure best practices and reduce risk.
Are You Following AWS Best Practices?
AWS has developed a framework that helps Cloud Architects build infrastructure that has the highest availability, security, resiliency, and performance. By continuously assessing your AWS environment, you can ensure you are controlling and optimizing costs, as well as keeping at pace with AWS innovation.
As an AWS Advanced Partner, Zuggand provides packaged architecture reviews to ensure your environment is following AWS best practices. As part of a review, we will compare a specific workload to the AWS framework and, if necessary, provide a remediation plan. We recommend that architecture reviews be part of your standard operations and engage with us at least one-to-two times per year.
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AWS Well-Architected Framework & Reviews
The AWS Well-Architected Framework (WAF) was released by AWS in 2012 and is a comprehensive guide created from years of knowledge collected by AWS on how to best operate on their own platform. The WAF was designed to provide high-level guidance on best practices and to help customers understand the thinking needed to properly leverage AWS capabilities.
The WAF consists of five pillars including operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, and cost optimization.
The operational excellence pillar focuses on running and monitoring systems to deliver business value, and continually improving processes and procedures. Key topics include managing and automating changes, responding to events, and defining standards.
The security pillar focuses on protecting information & systems. 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.
The reliability pillar focuses on the ability to prevent, and quickly recover from failures to meet business and customer demand. Key topics include foundational elements around setup, cross project requirements, recovery planning, and how we handle change.
The performance efficiency pillar focuses on using IT and computing resources efficiently. Key topics include selecting the right resource types and sizes based on workload requirements, monitoring performance, and making informed decisions to maintain efficiency.
Cost Optimization focuses on avoiding un-needed costs. Key topics include understanding and controlling where money is being spent, selecting the most appropriate and right number of resource types, and analyzing spend over time.