Well-Architected Client Engagement

Amazon Web Services Well-Architected™ Framework




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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 Optimization

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your Primary Scope of Work will consist around the five pillars of remediation work; e.g. Operational Excellence, Security, Reliability, Performance Efficiency and Cost Optimization. Each Scope of Work is catered to your pain points, critical issues and your AWS Environment.
An effort to address an identified task. The development effort may be new or is a modification to something that already exists.
An effort to test a scope of work and document the results. This effort does not include fixing or addressing the results, a new Statement of Work could be suggested. An example would be Performance Testing, typically after a test, we would draft a Secondary Scope of Work to address performance enhancements.
Analysis is performed to gain clarity of issue. This effort does not include fixing or addressing the results, a new Statement of Work could be suggested.
Five Talent will need this along with new IAM User credentials to securely and professionally audit your AWS environment and services structure. We also use this number when we report our activities to AWS.
AWS will send you a Survey to solicit your feedback on the Well-Architected process and insights with Five Talent as a partner. This Survey is the activation step to receive the AWS Promo code for your hosting account.
There is no official or formal graphic, icon or “badge” to cite or show on your application or company materials. However, you could reference that your application has been reviewed within the AWS Well-Architected™ program and Five Talent Software.
The Primary SOW Tasks are to start addressing immediate and critical elements with your AWS environment. The Secondary SOW tasks are items that would be extremely beneficial to complete but can be scheduled at a later time.
Five Talent will collaborate with you to identify the task priority and urgency.
Technologies change often as well as your business needs. Five Talent highly recommends scheduling a Well-Architected Framework Review at least twice a year.

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