What is Well Architected?
The Well-Architected Framework has been developed to help customers build secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure for their applications. Based on five pillars – operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, and cost optimization – the Framework provides a consistent approach for customers to evaluate architectures, and implement designs that will scale over time.
5 Pillars of Well Architected Framework
The operational excellence pillar focuses on running and monitoring systems to deliver business value, and continually improving processes and procedures. Key topics include managing and automating changes, responding to events, and defining standards to successfully manage daily operations.
The security pillar focuses on protecting information & systems. Key topics include confidentiality and integrity of data, identifying and managing who can do what with privilege management, protecting systems, and establishing controls to detect security events.
The reliability pillar focuses on the ability to prevent, and quickly recover from failures to meet business and customer demand. Key topics include foundational elements around setup, cross-project requirements, recovery planning, and how we handle change.
The performance efficiency pillar focuses on using IT and computing resources efficiently. Key topics include selecting the right resource types and sizes based on workload requirements, monitoring performance, and making informed decisions to maintain efficiency as business needs evolve.
Cost Optimization focuses on avoiding un-needed costs. Key topics include understanding and controlling where the money is being spent, selecting the most appropriate and right number of resource types, analyzing spend over time, and scaling to meet business needs without overspending.
CloudEnsure helps you with Continuous Compliance on your Well Architected Framework
CloudEnsure is an intelligent cloud management assistant which continuously tracks your cloud account for changes and analyses your system on well-architected framework principles and industry-specific compliances. CloudEnsure also helps in continuous monitoring of your cloud services and predicts failure well in advance.
- Well-Architected Review
- Compliance Checks (GDPR, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, etc)
- Real-time Monitoring (24×7)
- Preventive Failure Prediction
- Advanced Cost Analytics
- Single-pane View
- Decision-Making AI
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