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AWS Well-Architected Review

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AWS Well Architected

Is Your AWS Environment Well-Architected?

AWS Well-Architected Framework is designed to provide high-level best practices and guidance to optimize the way your organization builds and maintains your applications in the AWS cloud.

It is based on five pillars of success which provide a consistent method for evaluating and remediating systems and ensuring you are getting the most from your AWS cloud environment.

Operational Excellence
Operational Excellence
Operational Excellence

Run and monitor systems efficiently.

Continually improve supporting processes and procedures.

Security
Security
Security

Protect information, systems, assets.

Apply risk assessments and mitigation strategies.

Reliability
Reliability
Reliability

Automate recovery from infrastructure/service failures.

Add computing resources on demand.

Quickly mitigate disruptions, e.g., misconfigurations or transient network issues.

Performance Efficiency
Performance Efficiency
Performance Efficiency

Use resources efficiently to meet system requirements.

Maintain efficiency as demand changes and technologies evolve.

Cost Optimization
Cost
Optimization
Cost
Optimization

Avoid unnecessary costs.

Eliminate suboptimal resources.

Why Conduct an AWS Well-Architected Framework Review?

The review is an important checkup on your AWS cloud environment that delivers a number of important advantages for your team by:

Identifying Pressing Issues
identifying pressing issues and prioritizing remediation roadmaps
Keeping You Current On The Latest Aws
keeping you current on the latest AWS services
Reducing Cloud Infrastructure And Operating Costs
reducing cloud infrastructure and operating costs
Ensuring Your Aws Environment Is Delivering
ensuring your AWS environment is delivering maximum performance and efficiency
Minimizing System Failures
minimizing system failures and enhancing system security and compliance

Surfacing new ideas for how your AWS cloud environment can create new opportunities for the business, e.g., new forms of customer engagement, faster product cycle time, increased workflow efficiency, and more.

The Infostretch AWS Well-Architected Framework Review?

Infostretch is a long-time AWS Advanced Consulting Partner and an expert in building secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient cloud infrastructure for applications and workloads in the AWS environment.

We are also part of the AWS Well-Architected Partner Program and have developed a proven 10-step process for conducting effective Well-Architected Reviews with AWS customers.

Stakeholder Interviews

Step 1

Stakeholder Interviews to understand business requirements

Self-Assessment

Step 2

Self-Assessment using AWS architectural tool to gather all relevant information

Architectural Review

Step 3

Architectural Review to understand environment and dependencies

WAR Pillar Prioritization

Step 4

WAR Pillar Prioritization to focus resources where needed

Current Workload

Step 5

Current Workload State Assessment to understand requirements

Standards Review

Step 6

Standards Review to ensure guidelines are being met

Risk Identification

Step 7

Risk Identification to assess potential impact on the business

Architectural Tool Notes

Step 8

Architectural Tool Notes to inventory services used

Due Diligence

Step 9

Due Diligence leveraging AWS tools, e.g., nOps, CloudConformity

Statement of Work (SOW)

Step 10

Statement of Work (SOW) with Short (0-1 month), Medium (1-3 months), and Long-Term (3-6 months) improvement plans / deliverables

Well-Architected Framework Review program – sample report

Wherever you are in your digital journey, Infostretch can guide and augment your team with expertise in different digital ecosystem areas.

Our approach incorporates automatic feedback loops and encourages active involvement from all stakeholders. It also keeps underlying AWS-guiding principles 100% intact to deliver significant cost-saving, resiliency, performance, operational efficiency and security at all times.

Well-Architected Review program - sample report
sample task prioritization
Remediation Ref
WA_ID
Remediation Details
001
OPS2
Enable CloudFront logging across all regions
006
OPS2
Enable S3 Bucket logging for all buckets
007
OPS2
Enable VPC Flow logs for all VPCs in regions
013
SEC1
Ensure CloudTrail Bucket MFA delete is enabled for all regions
015
SEC1
Ensure that all access keys are rotated within 45 days
018
SEC4
Ensure that GuardDuty is enabled
021
SEC9
Ensure that all CloudTrail logs are encrypted
031
REL6
EBS Volumes without recent snapshot (10 days) – All site
036
PERF3
Multiple EBS volumes require conversion to General Purpose SSD
038
COST1
Unused EBS volumes found within site which require archiving and removal
Item Ref
Work item Detail
001_ANO
Well-Architected Program – Resource Onboard and preparation
001_ANO
Well-Architected – Perform exercise report generation
001_SOW
Well-Architected SOW preparation and presentation
001_PS_PRI
Well-Architected professional services for completion of prioritised tasks
TOTAL COST
$USD – $5k AWS Credit if offered to Infostretch
OPxx – Operational efficiencySExx – SecurityRExx – ReliabilityPERxx – PerformanceCOSTxx – Cost
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