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.
AWS Well-Architected Framework & Reviews
As AWS’s cloud continues to evolve, the release of new services and updates (over 1,430 last year) can improve the performance, cost, and security of organizations’ cloud service. This means the services you know and love are constantly improving. An infrastructure created in 2011 will not be as efficient as one made in 2017, even if you were following best practices at the time.
WAF was released by AWS in 2012 and is a comprehensive guide created from 11 years of knowledge collected by AWS on how to best operate on their own platform. WAF was designed to provide high-level guidance on best practices and to help customers understand the thinking needed to properly leverage AWS capabilities.
While AWS’s WAF white paper and documentation outline the AWS best practices for architecting your cloud presence, it is ultimately up to individual businesses to align these best practices with their own business requirements.
Through AWS’s Well-Architected Reviews, companies can receive advice on optimizing their public cloud environments from advisors that are following specified design principles and other best practices for infrastructure architecture based on extensive of practical experience. The program enables authorized AWS Well-Architected partners to review and remediate customers’ critical workloads through a consistent and repeatable AWS framework.
Get Your Architecture Reviewed
AWS has partnered with a select few accredited partners to offer Well-Architected Reviews. Zuggand is one of the select few AWS Consulting Partners – one of three authorized public-sector partners in the U.S. and the only one in Arizona – qualified to conduct an AWS Well-Architected Review. As part of the Well-Architected Review, Zuggand will evaluate your company’s services/applications against current best practices and deliver recommendations, including remediation steps following a half day of onsite research to continuously improve workloads running in AWS.
Free WAF Review and $5,000 in AWS Credits!
Zuggand in partnership with AWS is offering a free Well-Architected Review for qualified customers and usage credits of up to $5,000 towards further AWS services highlighted in the review’s remediation plan. The Well-Architected Review consists of assessing a specific, business-critical workload against the five pillars of the WAF, including operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, and cost optimization.
Well-Architected Review Process
Review Process & Outcomes
The review typically takes up to half a day and is delivered free of charge. On completion of the review Zuggand will:
- Provide a Well-Architected report detailing any optimization recommendations and advise on current state/actions required to achieve remediation(s).
- Help you access AWS credits to fund up to 5 days of our consultancy time to implement remediations.
- Provide Scoping/SOW for any identified additional remediation(s), grouped by effort.
By optimizing your architecture around these pillars, you gain the benefits of a well-architected design in the cloud:
- Potentially lower or mitigate risks before they happen
- Learn best practices and influence future architectures
- Automate for easier architectural experimentation
- Help adopt a consistent approach to reviewing architectures on AWS
- Help reduce wasteful/reactive activities, enabling focus on proactive value-adding activities
- Help implement remediation(s) quickly/plan additional improvements