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Are you Well-Architected?

Do you use Amazon Web Services (AWS) or are you considering shifting to the cloud? If you answered 'Yes' to any of these questions, you must understand the AWS Well-Architected Review Program (WARP) and how to apply it to all aspects of your business!

AWS created the Well-Architected Framework (WAF) in 2012. The Well-Architected Review Program is a structured approach of best practices to help leaders build secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure for their applications.

The 6 Pillars of AWS Well-Architected Framework

The AWS Well-Architected Framework describes key concepts, design principles, and architectural best practices for designing and running workloads in the cloud.

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.

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.

Performance Efficiency

The performance efficiency pillar focuses on 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.


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.

Why Well-Architected?

Using a disciplined strategy and using best practises can save you money in the long run. AWS created the Well-Architected Framework to assist clients in accelerating cloud adoption and increasing business value! Here's a high-level overview of the advantages of using a methodical, best-practices approach to your key tasks.

Do we meet the requirements for the Well-Architected Review?

Everyone qualifies for the Well-Architected Review Program. We can do a review of their on-premise environment too. And if we end up creating an AWS environment for them as part of the engagement, we provide MSP Services and Team for management of cloud infrastructure.

How Opsnetic can help?

Opsnetic, as an AWS Consulting Partner, offers bundled architectural evaluations to guarantee your environment adheres to AWS best practises. We will compare a specific workload to the AWS architecture as part of an assessment and, if necessary, present a repair plan. We advocate incorporating architectural evaluations into your regular operations and engaging with us at least once or twice a year.

Opsnetic is an AWS Well-Architected Partner, which means the following:


Identify and re-architect workloads to run more efficiently and cost-effectively.


Lower or mitigate risks by understanding risks as you build or optimize your current architectures.


Discover new services that help you build and deploy workloads and respond faster to opportunities to invent.

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