Posted On: Dec 17, 2020

Today we are announcing AWS Well-Architected Guidance Engine (WAGE), a feature in the AWS Management Console that helps you determine next steps, best practices, and make choices so you can make the most of AWS. WAGE enables you to receive prescriptive guidance in the console based on questions and answers you provide. Each WAGE scenario is similar to a decision tree, and built and reviewed by AWS experts.

The AWS Well-Architected Guidance Engine is now available in AWS Control Tower. AWS Control Tower offers the easiest way to set up and govern a new, secure, multi-account AWS environment. It establishes a landing zone that is based on best-practices blueprints, and enables governance using guardrails you can choose from a pre-packaged list. The landing zone is a well-architected, multi-account AWS environment that's based on security and compliance best practices. After deploying Control Tower, administrators may want to set up centralized infrastructure, additional governance checks, or allow owners of generated accounts to deploy reference architectures.  

With this release, AWS Control Tower customers can get prescriptive guidance on which solutions and reference architecture(s) are best based on selected topics and enterprise requirements. It can help you choose between pre-built AWS Solutions, Quick Starts, AWS Service Catalog offerings, and reference architectures.  

You can get started by clicking on ‘Get personalized advice’ in the AWS Control Tower console if you have created a Control Tower. The button opens a pop-up that guides you through a series of context-related multiple-choice questions. Based on your answers, you will receive a recommended approach, links to launch solutions, deployment steps, and supporting technical advice. You can export the advice to share with others, or use for reference.  

The AWS Well-Architected Guidance Engine feature is currently available in the AWS Regions where AWS Control Tower is available. Learn more about AWS Control Tower here.