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AWS Well-Architected Framework


What is AWS Well-Architected Framework?

AWS Well-Architected Framework is a tool that uses best practices to find improvements for your applications in the cloud.

It helps you in five areas:

  1. Operational excellence
  2. Security
  3. Reliability
  4. Performance efficiency
  5. Cost optimization

Those areas are also called the five pillars of AWS Well-Architected Framework.


Operational Excellence Pillar

The operational excellence pillar is a capacity to manage and monitor systems.

It improves supporting systems processes and procedures.

It includes:

  • Making small and reversible changes
  • Prediction of system disruptions
  • Performing code tasks
  • Making documentation notes

Security Pillar

The security pillar consists of protecting systems and data.

Well-Architected Framework applies security at all levels.

It protects both stored and in-transit data.

When possible, best security practices are automatically applied.


Reliability Pillar

The reliability pillar is the ability to minimize disruptions of the system.

It obtains computing resources as needed.

It entails boosting system availability.

It automatically recovers the system from disruptions.


Performance Efficiency Pillar

The performance efficiency pillar is the capacity to accurately use computing resources.

It satisfies the efficiency on demand.


Cost Optimization Pillar

Cost optimization pillar helps you run your cloud services at the lowest price points.

Cost optimization performs operations such as:

  • Analysis of your costs
  • Operating managed services
  • Makes sure you only pay for what you use

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