Well Architected Framework

Is your AWS environment safe and efficient enough?

You may have asked yourself the question many times, but do you have the resources and knowledge to do a review of the architecture and security of your cloud environment? 

The above is not a drawback, you have  Nub8 support to evaluate your cloud environment, under Well Architected Framework guidelines. 

 

What Well Architected Framework is?

The AWS Well-Architected Framework describes the key concepts, design principles, and architectural best practices for designing and running workloads in the cloud. By answering a set of foundational questions, you learn how well your architecture aligns with cloud best practices and are provided guidance for making improvements. 

Well Architected Framework is based on five Pillars: 

 

Operational Excellence

Focuses on running and monitoring systems to deliver business value, and continually improving processes and procedures. Key topics include automating changes, responding to events, and defining standards to manage daily operations. 

Security

Focuses on protecting information and 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. 

Reliability

Focuses on ensuring a workload performs its intended function correctly and consistently when it’s expected to. A resilient workload quickly recovers from failures to meet business and customer demand. Key topics include distributed system design, recovery planning, and how to handle change. 

Performance Efficiency

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 unnecessary costs. Key topics include understanding and controlling where 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. 

How Well Architected Framework review works?

We can summarize it in the following steps: 

  1. Register: Please fill out the contact form, so Nub8 will contact you to schedule a first approach, in order to ask the questions that allow us to know better your cloud environment. 
  2. Analyze: Different tools will be applied to verify if your cloud architecture complies with the 5 pillars of the Well Architected Framework. 
  3. Recommend: The findings and recommendations will be presented based on good practices and oriented to the fulfillment of your business objectives. 
  4. Remediation and continuous improvement: It is not enough to apply only momentary correctives, it is necessary to implement verification routines to detect opportunities for continuous improvement on the cloud environment, in order to take advantage of all its benefits, complying with the good practices of the market. 
 

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