AWS Well-Architected Framework Review

Learn, measure, and build using architectural best practices

About AWS Well-Architected Framework Review

The Well-Architected framework has been developed to help cloud architects build the most secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure possible for their applications. This framework provides a consistent approach for customers and partners to evaluate architectures, and provides guidance to help implement designs that will scale with your application needs over time.

The Five Pillars of the Well-Architected Framework

Operational Excellence

Focusing on running and monitoring systems to deliver business value, and continually improving process and procedures. Improving your key success indicators: Efficiency & Effectiveness, Deployment Frequency, Deployment Speed, Failure Rates and Mean Time to Recovery.


Protecting information and systems. This includes confidentiality, data integrity, privilege management, managing security incidents, and controls. Measuring your workload for security compliance like: SOC2, ISO-27001, GDPR.


Trying to prevent failures. In the event of occurrence of a failure, having the ability to recover quickly. Considering setup, cross project requirements, recovery plans, change management, high availability, automated deploys. Preventing failures by 50% with efficient monitoring and auto healing mechanism.

Performance Efficiency

Picking the right resources - be the instances, containers, or functions - and types to maximize utilization. Considering storage efficiency, database technologies, performance at the edge, and leveraging services. Increasing performance & availability by 20% - 25% more within the budget limits.

Cost Optimization

Avoiding unnecessary costs. Picking the right instance types. Analyzing spending overtime. Considering spot instances and geographical distribution. Tagging well and managing lifecycle. Reducing overall operational expenses by 30% - 40%.


Minimizing the ecological footprint of digital infrastructures and services. Achieving sustainability by adopting energy-efficient technologies, optimizing resource utilization, and employing eco-friendly data centers. Measuring success by accessing adherence to recognized environmental standards such as
ISO 270000.

AWS Well-Architected Framework General Design Principles

  • Automating your process as much as possible
  • Securing your infrastructure at every layer
  • Scaling only when capacity demands
  • Evolving your architecture to adopt emerging technology
  • Meeting RTO & RPO objectives
  • Incorporating resiliency in your application
  • Organizing game days occasionally

Advantage of AWS Well-Architected Framework

Build and Deploy Faster: Stopping to guess capacity needs, testing systems at scale, and using automation to make experimentation easier by building cloud-native architectures.

Lower or Mitigate Risks: Understanding where you have risks in your architecture and addressing them before your applications are put into production.

Make Informed Decisions: Determining how architectural decisions and/or trade-offs might impact the performance and availability of your applications and business outcomes.

"The AWS Well-Architected framework includes strategies to help you compare your workload against best practices, and obtain guidance to produce stable and efficient systems so that you can focus on functional requirements."

Idexcel AWS Well-Architected Roles and Responsibilities

  • Our AWS certified solution architect will work closely with your team to review your workload and produce a detailed report outlining actionable items, timeframes, as well as provide prescriptive guidance in each of the key architectural pillars.
  • Monitors your cloud infrastructure services along SME’s from AWS to evaluate and recommend remediation’s of our findings.
  • Idexcel is aiming at providing the cloud community a better grip of the situation so that better decisions, that are crucial for cloud advancement, can be made.
  • Idexcel will submit a review and analysis document, outlining all findings and recommendations corresponding to Well-Architected framework.

Well-Architected framework offers a consistent method to selected partners who have the exclusivity of evaluating various architectures for specific use cases, and providing measures for an application’s improvement. With our commitment towards excellence, this instrument is going to be vital in transforming the face of the in-field cloud infrastructure.

AWS is also offering AWS service credit voucher if you request us to make improvements within 30 days after the review is delivered.

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