Updates and Expansion to the AWS Well-Architected Framework and Lens Catalog

Posted on: Jun 27, 2024

AWS is excited to announce updates to the Well-Architected Framework and Lens Catalog. This latest update brings a comprehensive expansion to customers with expanded guidance on architectural best practices, empowering them to build and maintain optimized, secure, and resilient workloads in the cloud.

The Framework updates provide more recommendations for AWS services, observability, generative AI, and operating models. We also refreshed the lists of resources and overall Framework structure. This update reduces redundancies, enhances consistency, and empowers customers to more accurately identify and address risks.

We also expanded the Lens Catalog in the Well-Architected Tool to include additional industry-specific best practices. The Lens Catalog now includes the new Financial Services Industry Lens and updates to the Mergers and Acquisitions Lens. Additionally, we made significant updates to the Change Enablement in the Cloud whitepaper. With these updates to lenses and guidance, customers can optimize, secure, and align their cloud architectures based on their unique requirements.

By leveraging the updated Well-Architected Framework and Lens Catalog, customers can follow the most current and comprehensive architectural best practices to confidently design, deploy, and operate their workloads in the cloud. To learn more about the AWS Well-Architected Framework and Lens Catalog updates, visit the AWS Well-Architected Framework documentation and explore the updated lenses in the Well-Architected Tool.