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Category: AWS Well-Architected Framework

KPIs – Enterprise Journey from Technology to Business

As discussed in this blog post, AWS sees organizations with well-defined, tracked and aligned business key performance indicators (KPIs) thrive in their cloud transformation journey. However, it is a challenge to define and track these KPIs. Even when organizations align to track outcomes and there is value in doing so, some encounter difficulties focusing on […]

The Migration Well-Architected Review – a Mechanism to validate your migration for AWS best practices.

On January 24, we announced the availability of the AWS Well-Architected Migration Lens whitepaper. The Migration Lens extends the Well-Architected Framework to include best practices and implementation guidance you apply to your migration program across the three migration phases: Assess, Mobilize, and Migrate. The AWS Well-Architected Framework comprises design principles, and best practices across six […]

Why a Cloud Operating Model?

A thought leadership blog highlighting an “innovative approach” to Cloud Operations excellence and Well-Architected goals. This blog walks you through MuleSoft carrying out this new approach including their: Challenge Innovation Journey Implementation of the Cloud Operating Model Challenge Whether companies are migrating to the cloud, or cloud-native, executives are faced with controlling costs and continuous […]

Expand the depth of Well-Architected Reviews with the new Lens Catalog Feature

The AWS Well-Architected Tool (WA Tool) helps you define and review workloads based on the latest AWS architectural best practices. This allows you to consistently identify areas of strength and improvement in your workloads. During a Well-Architected review, you answer questions to evaluate your architecture and receive an improvement plan detailing any high or medium […]

Continuously optimize your operational excellence posture through AWS Trusted Advisor

AWS Trusted Advisor continuously evaluates your AWS environment using best practice checks in the categories of cost optimization, performance, resilience, security, service limits, and operational excellence and recommends actions to remediate any deviations from AWS best practices in the AWS Well-Architected Framework. AWS Well-Architected Framework is a collection of architectural best practices and guidance to […]

Top considerations for Flash sale events

Introduction Flash sale events happen when online stores offer deep discounts, promotions on their products or sell unique inventory for a short period, and product launches. The inventory behind these sales is usually low, high demand and the promotions are valid for only the short sale period. Flash sales often see a steep increase in […]

How to perform a Well-Architected Framework Review- Part 3

In previous blog posts, we discussed the first two phases for running a Well-Architected Framework Review, or WAFR. The first phase is to Prepare and the second phase in to conduct the Review. In this blog post, we dive deep into the third phase: Improve. Figure-1 WAFR Phases What is the Improve phase? At this […]

How to perform a Well-Architected Framework Review- Part 2

There are three phases to conduct a successful Well-Architected Framework Review or WAFR: Prepare, Review and Improve. In part 1 of this blog series, we discussed the preparation phase. In this part, we will dive deep into the best practices of the second phase, the actual review. Figure-1 WAFR Phases Assuming you follow the recommendations […]

How to perform a Well-Architected Framework Review- Part 1

Is my workload well-architected? Is my team following cloud best practices? How do other customers implement solution X? What is the best way to configure service Y? These are examples of questions I usually get from my customers who want to validate if their architecture is aligned with AWS best practices. The answers to these […]

Prioritize business-critical needs with the Profiles feature in the AWS Well-Architected Tool

The AWS Well-Architected Framework is a collection of design principles, concepts, and best practices that helps cloud architects build and operate secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure for a variety of applications and workloads. Using the Well-Architected Framework Review (WAFR), organizations can measure their cloud workloads against the AWS Well-Architected Framework best practices to help […]