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Category: AWS Well-Architected

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New Foundational Technical Review Process for Partner Hosted Solutions

The AWS Foundational Technical Review (FTR) helps identify and mitigate technical risks in solutions built by AWS ISV Partners. The FTR focuses on a subset of AWS Well-Architected best practices and defines objective criteria for each requirement. In October 2021, we updated the FTR process for Partner Hosted solutions to make it faster, easier, and more accurate than before. In this post, learn how the updated FTR process works, benefits of the new process, and how you can get started.

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Achieving Operational Success of SaaS Solutions

Operational excellence is a key challenge for SaaS providers as it deals with the ability to run and monitor workloads effectively and to continuously improve supporting processes and procedures to deliver business value. Implementing AWS best practices will enable you to handle and respond to continually shifting tenant workloads and usage patterns, and use data-driven insights to achieve desired business and technical outcomes.

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Optimizing the Cost of Your SaaS Environment with the AWS Well-Architected SaaS Lens

Capturing, managing, and analyzing costs is an essential part of any SaaS business. Without a firm grasp on the cost profile of your SaaS environment, it will be difficult to assess the tiering and pricing models of your solution. Learn how the Cost Optimization pillar of the AWS Well-Architected SaaS Lens identifies specific best practices that can help you improve the cost profile of a SaaS application. These play a key role in shaping the operational and scaling experience of your SaaS environment.

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7 Tips for AWS Consulting Partners Conducting Well-Architected Reviews for Customers

For AWS Consulting Partners, running highly impactful Well-Architected Reviews can be key to building long-term relationships with customers. Effective use of the AWS Well-Architected Framework educates customers on best practices and how to measure and improve their workloads. Based on feedback we have received over the past 2+ years, here are some tips which consultants can include in their reviews to ensure customer success.

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Early Engagement with an AWS Well-Architected Review Accelerates SaaS Time to Market

Fintech startup Personetics offers data-driven personalization for financial services. By using artificial intelligence-powered technology to analyze financial data, Personetics examines individuals’ financial behaviors in real-time, anticipating their needs and acting on their behalf. The company recently conducted an AWS Well-Architected Review as it extended their product offering from an on-premises model to include a SaaS delivery model as well.

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Learn How AWS ISV Partner Solutions Can Help You Level Up Your Well-Architected Reviews

For AWS Consulting Partners, join us for a 5-part weekly series of virtual sessions and learn how you can utilize ISVs to deliver Well-Architected Reviews faster through hundreds of automated best practice checks. You’ll see a demo of each solution and have an opportunity to try them yourself by requesting access for an extended free trial. The AWS Well-Architected Tool that allow Partners to extend Well-Architected functionality, best practices, measurements, and learnings into their existing architecture governance.

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Assessing the Reliability of Your SaaS Environment with the AWS Well-Architected SaaS Lens

The reliability pillar of the AWS Well-Architected SaaS Lens focuses on the reliability posture of your SaaS solution. The SaaS Lens helps AWS customers assess the overall reliability of their SaaS architecture, providing prescriptive guidance that enables better alignment of their architecture. There are several considerations to keep in mind when building or optimizing a SaaS solution for reliability. While some apply to all modern solutions, others are specific to SaaS and that’s the focus of this post.

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How to Automate Cost and Performance Improvement Through gp3 Upgrades Using AWS Systems Manager

Automatically identifying and upgrading existing SSD volumes to take advantage of the new gp3 general purpose volumes for Amazon EBS can help organizations reduce storage costs. Learn how to upgrade your existing gp2 volumes, without interruption, to the next generation of general purpose SSD volumes using AWS Systems Manager. This a core component of nubeGo’s Cloud Managed Service (NCMS) which helps customers automate cost savings, security guardrails, and compliance requirements with minimal effort.

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Enhancing the AWS Well-Architected Tool to Provide Continuous Compliance with Trend Micro Cloud One – Conformity

Learn how to enrich the AWS Well-Architected Tool’s workload report by adding the results of definitive best practice checks. This post will also associate the workload with specific AWS resources through the use of tags. Once the workload is tagged, you can use Trend Micro’s Cloud One – Conformity, which allows you to create a 360-degree workload review. This provides continuous assurance that your resources are complying with the AWS Well-Architected Framework.

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How to Automate and Simplify Ongoing Adherence to the AWS Well-Architected Framework Using Coral

Continuity Software helps enterprises achieve resilience in their IT environments, drastically reducing outages, and protecting data before it is lost, damaged, stolen, or unrecoverable. Learn how Continuity’s Coral solution automates adherence to all five pillars of the AWS Well-Architected Framework. This ensures environments adhere to the best practices to drive better outcomes for workloads while helping customers avoid disruptions.

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