AWS Well Architected

AWS Well Architected Review

Your Cloud infrastructure reviewed for free

We’re one of a small number of AWS Consulting Partners worldwide able to deliver Well Architected Reviews on behalf of AWS. Meaning whatever your infrastructure looks like, our architects will work with you to assess alignment to best practices and identify any areas for improvement.

The Well Architected Framework has been developed by AWS as a consistent approach for evaluating architectures against the five “pillars” of operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency and cost optimisation. As well as these we can also run more focussed reviews around serverless applications and high performance computing.

The review will be delivered completely free of charge by one of our AWS Solution Architect Professionals and will take up to half a day, after which you’ll receive a report detailing any findings and recommendations. If you’d like our help implementing recommendations after the review, AWS will provide some usage credits to support the work.

AWS Pillars of the Well Architected Framework

Operational excellence

The operational excellence pillar focuses on running and monitoring systems to deliver business value, and continually improving processes and procedures. Key topics include managing and automating changes, responding to events, and defining standards to successfully manage daily operations.


The security pillar focuses on protecting information & systems. Key topics include confidentiality and integrity of data, identifying and managing who can do what with privilege management, protecting systems, and establishing controls to detect security events.


The reliability pillar focuses on the ability to prevent, and quickly recover from failures to meet business and customer demand. Key topics include foundational elements around setup, cross project requirements, recovery planning, and how we handle change.

Performance efficiency

The performance efficiency pillar focuses on using IT and computing resources efficiently. Key topics include selecting the right resource types and sizes based on workload requirements, monitoring performance, and making informed decisions to maintain efficiency as business needs evolve.

Cost optimisation

Cost Optimization focuses on avoiding un-needed costs. Key topics include understanding and controlling where money is being spent, selecting the most appropriate and right number of resource types, analyzing spend over time, and scaling to meet business needs without overspending.

We’re scheduling in a number of these free reviews each month, so please get in touch with or ring 0113 320 5010