AWS Well-Architected

With our assistance, you can navigate the complexities of the AWS Well-Architected Framework, identify areas for improvement, and implement best practices that drive your business forward while maximizing the benefits of AWS.

Well-Architected Review

The AWS Well-Architected Framework is a systematic evaluation process that was designed to assist enterprises in evaluating and further optimising their cloud-based infrastructure using a model based on six key pillars — operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, cost optimization, and sustainability — AWS Well-Architected Framework Reviews help you reduce risk and implement scalable designs.

Well-Architected Landing Zone

Engagement Timeline

± 10 Days


Solution Type

Security and Governance


Key Services Used

Control Tower, Organizations, IAM, Config, Well-Architected Tool

Well-Architected Framework – 6 Pillars

Operational Excellence

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.


The reliability pillar focuses on workloads performing their intended functions and how to recover quickly from failure to meet demands. Key topics include distributed system design, recovery planning, and adapting to changing requirements.

Performance Efficiency

The performance efficiency pillar focuses on the structured and streamlined allocation of IT and computing resources. Key topics include selecting resource types and sizes optimized for workload requirements, monitoring performance, and maintaining efficiency as business needs evolve.

Cost Optimization

The cost optimization pillar focuses on avoiding unnecessary costs. Key topics include understanding spending over time and controlling fund allocation, selecting resources of the right type and quantity, and scaling to meet business needs without overspending.


The sustainability pillar focuses on minimizing the environmental impacts of running cloud workloads. Key topics include a shared responsibility model for sustainability, understanding impact, and maximizing utilization to minimize required resources and reduce downstream impacts.

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.

Ongoing Deployment

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.

Pre-Deployment Review

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.

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