Architecting on AWS

The AWS Well-Architected Framework is meant to help and guide cloud architects to build secure, high-performing, resilient and efficient infrastructure for their applications and workloads.

The framework is based on five pillars namely:

  • Reliability
  • Cost Optimization
  • Security
  • Operational Excellence &
  • Performance Efficiency

The Well-Architected provides a consistent approach for evaluating architectures and implementing designs that can scale over time.

AWS has a Well-Architected Tool available on the Web Management console that provides a mechanism for regularly evaluating workloads and identifying high risk issues.

In this series of articles, we will be exploring the five pillars that make up the AWS Well-Architected Framework outlining the key concepts, design principles and architectural best practices for designing and running workloads in the cloud.

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