Posted On: Dec 3, 2020

AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners are now able to prepare for the APN Foundational Technical Review (FTR) by applying the new AWS Well-Architected Tool FTR Lens to workloads when you conduct a Well-Architected Framework Review in the AWS Well-Architected Tool.

The FTR, formerly known as the Technical Baseline Review, is the APN review process that validates APN Partner workloads for a select set of AWS best practices that are fundamental for promoting customer success. This new AWS Well-Architected Tool Lens provides a way for APN Partners to prepare for the FTR by assessing workloads for APN FTR requirements and remediating issues based on prescriptive improvement plans. 

The AWS Well-Architected FTR Lens includes best practices for security, reliability, and operational excellence, representing the best-practice requirements necessary for membership in the AWS Partner Network. These best practices help partners take their first step to becoming Well-Architected. 

The new FTR Lens in the AWS Well-Architected Tool is available to customers and APN Partners at no additional charge and is offered in all Regions where the AWS Well-Architected Tool is available. To learn more about the AWS Well-Architected Tool, visit the User Guide and Product Page.  

AWS Well-Architected Partners can help you review and improve your workloads. To learn more about becoming an AWS Well-Architected Partner, visit the AWS Well-Architected Partner Program page. 

Update: 1/31/2023 - The AWS Foundational Technical Review Lens has been deprecated but you can continue to use the Well-Architected tool to prepare for Foundational Technical Review.