Posted On: Dec 2, 2021

The AWS Well-Architected Framework has been helping AWS customers improve their cloud workloads since 2015. The framework consists of design principles, questions, and best practices across multiple pillars: Operational Excellence, Security, Reliability, Performance Efficiency, and Cost Optimization. Today we are introducing a new AWS Well-Architected Sustainability Pillar to help organizations learn, measure, and improve workloads using environmental best practices for cloud computing.

With an increasing number of organizations setting sustainability targets, CTOs, architects, developers, and operations team members are seeking ways that they can directly contribute to their organization's sustainability goals. Using the new AWS Well-Architected Sustainability Pillar, you can make informed decisions in balancing security, cost, performance, reliability, and operational excellence with sustainability outcomes for your cloud workloads. Every action taken to reduce resource usage and increase efficiency across all components of a workload contributes to a reduced environmental impact for that workload as well as contributing to your organization's wider sustainability goals.

To learn more, see the new Sustainability Pillar for the AWS Well-Architected Framework.