AWS Well-Architected Tool

Learn best practices and apply important design considerations

Why the AWS WA Tool?

Available in the AWS Management Console, the AWS Well-Architected Tool provides a trusted framework for you to evaluate your cloud architecture and implement designs that will scale over time.

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Get access to best practices and an action plan to fine-tune your applications and workloads.
Extend AWS Well-Architected Tool for your architecture governance processes, applications, and workflows through robust APIs.
Save point-in-time milestones, implement improvements, and track changes to measure progress.
Tailor your review with custom lenses that you can share with up to 300 individual IAM users or across your entire organization.

How it works

The AWS WA Tool is designed to help you review the state of your applications and workloads against architectural best practices, identify opportunities for improvement, and track progress over time.

AWS Well-Architected Tool helps you define your workloads, conduct architectural reviews, and then apply best practices.

Use cases

Provide shared visibility into high-risk issues (HRIs) identified in workloads, and streamline collaboration with other workload reviewers.

Learn more about workload sharing

Combine your best practices with AWS WA best practices in a single location to gain insight into your overall architectural health.

Get started with custom lenses

Use the AWS WA sustainability pillar during your workload reviews to learn best practices for minimizing environmental impact.

Explore the sustainability pillar

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