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What is a Well-Architected Review?
There are several reasons to conduct a WAR with CleanSlate. You’re looking to increase your digital innovation in the cloud, right-size cloud costs, or optimize the cloud for the full benefit of the cloud promise are just a few. Ensuring you are aligned with enterprise level best practices will help set the foundation to grow your cloud footprint with confidence.
When is a Well-Architected
Review right for you?
There are several reasons to conduct a WAR with CleanSlate. Lowering your technology costs, right-sizing your resources, and optimizing performance are just a few. Maybe one of the most important, though, is discovering issues you never even knew existed. AWS and CleanSlate recommend a review every 12-18 months.
The 5 Pillars of the Well-Architected Framework
The operational excellence pillar focuses on running and monitoring systems to deliver business value, and continually improving processes and procedures. Key topics include automating changes, responding to events, and defining standards to manage daily operations.
SecurityThe security pillar focuses on protecting information and 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.
ReliabilityThe reliability pillar focuses on ensuring a workload performs its intended function correctly and consistently and can quickly recover from failures to meet business and customer demand. Key topics include distributed system design, recovery planning, and how to handle change.
Performance EfficiencyThe 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 as business needs evolve.
Cost OptimizationThe cost optimization pillar focuses on avoiding unnecessary costs. Key topics include understanding and controlling where money is being spent, selecting the most appropriate and right number of resource types, analyzing spend over time, and scaling to meet business needs without overspending.
To get the ball rolling, we begin by identifying the workload to review. We then discuss and compare your architecture against the five pillars of the framework.