Article Amazon Web Services October 1, 2018

Build Your Cloud Using the AWS Well-Architected Framework

Anyone can become a cloud architect, but it takes expertise and attention to detail to create a truly well-architected cloud infrastructure. Are you up for the challenge? Fortunately, Amazon Web Services has created the AWS Well-Architected Framework to guide you through designing and operating reliable, secure, efficient, and cost-effective systems in the cloud.

The Five Pillars

The AWS Well-Architected Framework is just that, a framework. Like the frame of a house, you still need to add walls, plumbing, electricity, and furniture to make it a home. CloudCheckr adds vital application of elements to the AWS Well-Architected Framework, to ensure your cloud infrastructure conforms to industry standard guidelines, while making sure you are not overspending on services. Amazon breaks down the Well-Architected Framework into five pillars:

  1. Operational Excellence
  2. Security
  3. Reliability
  4. Performance Efficiency
  5. Cost Optimization

It’s no coincidence that CloudCheckr delivers on all of those categories. CloudCheckr has been helping hundreds of enterprises, public sector institutions, and service providers manage billions of dollars of cloud infrastructure, securely and efficiently, since 2011.

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Todd Bernhard
Todd Bernhard is a Product Marketing Manager at CloudCheckr and AWS Solutions Architect Associate and AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner. He has been administering, teaching and developing on Unix systems since 1984 including 16 years at Sun Microsystems, now part of Oracle. In 2010, Todd founded the award-winning app development firm This photo is the last known image of him wearing a tie!
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