AWS Architecture Center

Guidance from experts on architecting in the AWS Cloud

The AWS Architecture Center provides a collection of technical resources to help you build more effectively and efficiently in the AWS Cloud. All the content found below is official AWS content, produced by AWS and AWS Partners.

AWS Well-Architected
AWS Well-Architected

Review your architecture and adopt best practices.

AWS Solutions
AWS Solutions

Vetted, technical reference implementations built by AWS and AWS Partners.

AWS Whitepapers & Guides
AWS Whitepapers & Guides

Technical content about architectural best practices, including whitepapers, technical guides, and reference material.

AWS Reference Architecture Diagrams
AWS Reference Architecture Diagrams

Architecture diagrams for common applications.

AWS Well-Architected

Review your architecture and adopt best practices.

AWS Well-Architected Framework

Based on five pillars — operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, and cost optimization — the AWS Well-Architected Framework provides a consistent approach for customers and partners to evaluate architectures. It has been used in tens of thousands of workload reviews conducted by the AWS solutions architecture team, and provides guidance to help implement designs that scale over time.

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AWS Well-Architected Tool

The AWS Well-Architected Tool is a free console-based service that helps you review the state of your workloads and compares them to the latest AWS architectural best practices. The tool helps you review your workloads consistently across five pillars, identify architectural improvement areas, and build secure, high-performing application infrastructure.

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AWS Well-Architected Partner Program

AWS Well-Architected Partner Program members have in-depth training on the Well-Architected Framework and can help you implement best practices, measure the state of your workloads, and make improvements where assistance is required.

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AWS Solutions

AWS Solutions are built using services from AWS. They are designed to help you solve common problems and build faster using the AWS platform. All AWS Solutions are vetted by AWS architects and are designed to be operationally effective, reliable, secure, and cost effective. Every AWS Solution comes with detailed architecture, a deployment guide, and instructions for both automated and manual deployment.

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AWS Whitepapers & Guides

AWS produces technical whitepapers, guides, and reference material to help you expand your understanding of the AWS Cloud.

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AWS Reference Architecture Diagrams

The flexibility of AWS enables you to design your application architectures the way you like. AWS Reference Architecture Diagrams provide you with the architectural guidance you need to build an application that takes full advantage of the AWS Cloud. Each diagram includes a visual representation of the application architecture and a basic description of how each service is used.

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This Is My Architecture Video Series

Short interviews with AWS customers reviewing the design choices they made in architecting applications they have built for their organization.

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AWS Architecture Blog

Posts on best practices and tips for architecting in the AWS Cloud.  

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AWS Architecture Icons

AWS product icons, resources, and other tools available to customers and partners to create architecture diagrams.  

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AWS Training & Certification

Updated resources to close the cloud skills gap by the experts at AWS. Develop your confidence, competence, and credibility to innovate, transform your organization, and build your future. 

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