Amazon Web Services AWS Well-Architected Review
 

Adopting the cloud using AWS best practices

Adoption of cloud services covers a wide range of topics from technical skills to operational processes. When deploying your applications to the AWS cloud you want to ensure that your solution is secure, running at peak performance and backed by operational excellence.

Managing all of this by yourself can be a daunting task, and this is where Crayon's expertise can help. Using the AWS Well-Architected Framework we will perform a Well-Architected review to identify areas of improvement within your chosen AWS environment.

 

Introducing the AWS Well-Architected Framework

The AWS Well-Architected Framework review is a best practice, structured approach created to help customers build secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure for their applications.

 
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Improve understanding

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Increase reliability

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Identify and remediate risk

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Provide consistency

 
 

The 5 pillars of the Well-Architected Framework.

The AWS Well-Architected Framework review is a best practice, structured approach created to help customers build secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure for their applications.

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Running and monitoring of systems

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Security

Confidentiality and security implementation

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Reliability

Failure prevention and recovery

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Performance Efficiency

Right-sizing of environment

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Cost optimisation

Cost control and financial awareness


Find out how the 5 pillars of the Well-Architected Framework can help you handle the top 5 high-risk issues when running AWS workloads. In these two free guides, we describe the best practices that should be adopted under the Well-Architected Frameworkwe to mitigate the five key risks for organizations running workloads on AWS.

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Do we qualify for a Well-Architected Review?

 

Everyone can qualify for a Well-Architected Review and it’s free of cost. We can do a Well-Architeced Review of both cloud or on-premises environment, and it’s free of charge.

If we reach an agreement to do a remediation plan after the review, you qualify for up to 25 hours of services to be delivered by a Crayon consultant.

 

Take the next steps

There is no limit to how many Well-Architected reviews you can do, and it’s recommended to re-visit the workload once in three to six months.

To schedule, simply fill out the contact form and we’ll reach out to you and collect a little info and get a call set up to walk you through all the Well-Architected Review program details and steps.

Next we will schedule two to four hours to complete the review. This is the part where we ask you questions about your critical workload(s).

We’ll take all your answers and compile a detailed report of where your architecture is Well-Architected, needs improvement, or where critical remediation is recommended. This normally takes us few days to analyze your answers and pull together a detailed report.

Well-Architected review touches 5 areas and its important all parties are involved to get best out of review meeting and recommend future path.

Along with the detailed report, we will also present you with a comprehensive plan to remediate any critical items identified.

Some of these items may be simple and you want to resolve them yourself, while other items may be more complicated, and/or you don’t have the staff capacity to resolve these issues yourself.

Up to this point, all of this if completely free. If you decide to partner with us and have us remediate these critical issues we can, as a cerfied WAR AWS partner, apply to get funding for 25 hours of services to make improvements and changes based on the remediation plan.

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If you decide to partner with us and have us remediate these critical issues we can, as a certified WAR AWS partner, apply to get funding for 25 hours of services to make improvements and changes based on the remediation plan.

 
 
 

Talk to one of our experts about beginning your free
AWS Well-Architected review today

 
 

Why choose Crayon?

 

Crayon is uniquely positioned to drive innovative solutions for our customers, by reducing costs and minimizing risks.

At Crayon the customer is at the centre of everything that we do, our goal is to help our customers serve their own customers better. We have a global presence and top class multi-cloud expertise. We are also one of few partners that have the AWS Well-Architected status and can deliver this review.

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

   

There is no catch! The review is totally FREE of charge. If we discover a number of high-risk issues that need to be addressed, you are free to do deal with these yourself, take them up with your current IT vendor or you can to talk us at Crayon and we will make you an offer.

If you partner with Crayon to solve high risk issues, you will be able to get 25 hours with a Crayon consultant for a fixed fee of $5k. You will also get AWS credits worth $5k through Crayon – so in total you won’t have any expenses.

A Well-Architected Review meeting usually takes 2–4 hours. A follow-up meeting will be required to discuss the result and recommendations.

A Review can be done at any time in your AWS environment even if your application is not rolled out to production.

Crayon provides a two-step follow-up after the review has been made:

  • STEP 1: Review of the report based on the Well-Architected Framework (Demo)
  • STEP 2: Correct significant errors and missing links based on the AWS report with assistance from Crayon (up to 25 hours of free assistance)

A Well-Architected Review touches on five areas and it is therefore important that all parts of the business are involved to get the most out of the review meeting and recommended future path. The following roles may be involved in the process;

  • DevOps Engineer
  • Developer
  • Security Engineer
  • DBA
  • Support
  • Infrastructure Engineer

We will ask you about your AWS environment, including;

  • Access to existing documentation or architecture diagrams of workload.
  • Read-only access to AWS account and access to the Well-Architected tool in your AWS console. Crayon will provide an IAM template to allow us to securely review your AWS workloads.

There is no limit on how many Well-Architected Reviews you can do. However, we recommend you re-visit the workload once every 3–6 months.

That’s correct. Out of 8000 partners globally, Crayon is one of 184 partners who can conduct a Well-Architected Review.

There are very high requirements to be licensed under the AWS Well-Architected Framework.

Please fill out the contact form and we will reach out to you.