Rory  West

Rory West


Benchmark Your Apps Against the AWS Well-Architected Framework

AWS introduced best practices to review and improve traditional or proposed architectures through its widely renowned AWS Well Architected Framework. The framework introduces five pillars where each pillar is composed of separate practices for a better application and workload architecture to solve challenges many customers were having. Those challenges involve a lack of internal knowledge, rightsizing cloud environments, reducing costly overheads, a lack of automation and executing AWS best practices. The Well Architected framework is gaining popularity among clients seeking infrastructure performance that only keeps getting better over time. The supporting Well Architected Review was created to improve the customer experience and help sharpen up AWS environments.

The best way to proactively utilize this framework is for building secured, efficient, and reliable application infrastructure. Additionally, consultants like Caylent help companies through the AWS Partner Network (APN) to facilitate this framework by evaluating current architectures to make design changes through a Well Architected Review.

By aligning infrastructure to these best practice design implementations you can make your cloud environments more scalable and cost efficient, as well as improve performance. The five pillars are sufficient for developing a reliable system to shift focus from general aspects to functional requirements.

AWS Well Architected Framework – Importance & Effectiveness

Architecting with the Well Architected Framework helps companies to build scalable and agile cloud applications from scratch. In addition, the implementation of this Well Architected framework enables businesses of all sizes to leverage the five pillars to improve their existing cloud infrastructures.

If we summarize these best practices, then here is how this approach is going to affect the current infrastructure positively:

  • Connection & Communication Optimization: The application components need constant communication and a reliable connection to ensure scalability. These scalable applications help to satisfy customer’s requirements.
  • Indicating Technological Risks: It’s essential to analyze the vulnerabilities and threats residing in a cloud environment. It helps to improve the current infrastructure by using a Well Architected approach.

Well Architected infrastructure helps to serve three primary purposes. First, it ensures stability, efficiency, and scalability of cloud applications where companies do not have to spend more resources testing application workload.

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Benchmark Your Apps Against the AWS Well-Architected Framework