Six Pillars of AWS Well-Architected Framework
The AWS Well-Architected Framework Review is a structured set of best practices published and maintained by AWS to ensure that customers optimize their workloads. It is a part of your transformational journey to the cloud.
These six pillars include:
- Operational Excellence: Run and monitor systems to deliver business value and continually improve supporting processes, such as automating changes, responding to events, and defining standards to manage daily operations.
- Security: Protect data and systems through the establishment of controls to ensure information security, such as integrity of data, user permissions, and controls that detect security events.
- Reliability: Performance reliability and quick systems recovery from failures, such as distributed design, recovery planning, and adapting to changing requirements.
- Performance: Streamline allocation of IT and computing resources, such as selecting systems that optimize workloads and maintain efficiency as business needs evolve.
- Cost Optimization: Apply AWS resources and purchasing models to avoid unnecessary costs, such as selecting the right type and quantity of resources to meet business needs while maintaining budgetary control.
- Sustanabtility: Minimize environmental impact of running cloud workloads, such as a shared responsibility model, maximize utilization, minimize required resources, and reduce downstream impact.
AWS Foundational Technical Review (FTR)
The AWS FTR helps you improve the quality of your solution as you can identify and remediate risks beforehand. FTR comes with automated detection of potential security issues. As an independent software vendor (ISV), FTR helps you in reviewing your software for reliability, security, and other focus areas defined by the AWS Well-Architected Framework.