Well-Architected Landing Zone
± 10 Days
Security and Governance
Key Services Used
Control Tower, Organizations, IAM, Config, Well-Architected Tool
Well-Architected Framework – 6 Pillars
The operational excellence pillar focuses on running and monitoring systems, and continually improving processes and procedures. Key topics include automating changes, responding to events, and defining standards to manage daily operations.
The security pillar focuses on protecting information and systems. Key topics include confidentiality and integrity of data, managing user permissions, and establishing controls to detect security events.
When to conduct this review?
Resource or Cost Optimization Initiatives
If you are focused on optimizing your AWS resources or reducing costs, a Well-Architected Review can help identify opportunities to rightsize resources, implement cost-effective strategies, and improve efficiency
Before migrating your applications and workloads to AWS, perform a Well-Architected Review to ensure that your architecture is aligned with best practices. This review can help identify potential issues and optimize your architecture for the cloud.
After completing a migration to AWS, conduct a Well-Architected Review to assess how well your workloads are running in the cloud environment. This can help identify any issues that may have arisen during migration and ensure that your architecture remains well-optimized.
Regularly scheduled Well-Architected Reviews, such as quarterly assessments, can help you maintain the health and performance of your AWS workloads. They allow you to stay up to date with best practices and make continuous improvements.
Before deploying new applications or major updates, it’s beneficial to conduct a Well-Architected Review to ensure that the proposed architecture aligns with AWS best practices. This helps avoid potential issues down the road.
During Scaling or Growth Phases
When your workload is experiencing rapid growth or scaling, it’s an excellent time to perform a Well-Architected Review. This ensures that your architecture can handle increased demands efficiently and cost-effectively
In Response to Critical Incidents
If you encounter critical incidents, such as security breaches or severe performance issues, conducting a Well-Architected Review can help identify the root causes and prevent similar incidents in the future.