AWS Well-Architected Tool features

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Key Features

Key Features

The AWS Well-Architected Tool features a Lens Catalog, which provides you with access to expert-authored review lenses from AWS – above and beyond what’s in the AWS Well-Architected Framework. The Lens Catalog is continuously refreshed with the latest technology and industry-specific lenses, so you can dive deep into the areas that are most important to your business, as well as explore best practices that others within your industry are using.

The AWS Well-Architected Tool offers numerous features which support customized reviews, including custom lenses, profiles, and review templates. Each of these features let you focus on what’s most important to your business and also save you time.

Custom lenses allow you to add your own pillars, questions, best practices, and improvement plans based on your business needs.

Profiles let you pre-define business goals you'd like to accomplish when performing a review. When a profile is applied to a workload, the AWS Well-Architected Tool automatically generates a prioritized list of questions that are most relevant in helping you meet your defined goals. 

Review templates reduce the need to manually fill in the same answers for best practices that are common across multiple workloads when performing a review, driving consistency and standardization of best practices across teams and workloads.

With the AWS Well-Architected Tool, you can easily share your workloads and custom lenses with up to 300 individual IAM users or accounts, or across an entire organization through integration with AWS Organizations, enhancing collaboration amongst teams.
Integrations with other AWS Services like AWS Trusted Advisor and AWS Service Catalog AppRegistry help you more easily discover the information needed to answer Well-Architected review questions and shorten your review time.

The AWS Well-Architected Tool provides APIs that allow you to extend AWS Well-Architected functionality, best practices, measurements, and learnings into your existing architecture governance processes, applications, and workflows.

The AWS Well-Architected Tool is also available in the GovCloud Region (US), which means customers with specific regulatory and compliance requirements, as well as AWS partners, can conduct self-service Well-Architected reviews. Additionally, the AWS Well-Architected Tool is compliant with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).