AWS Ambassadors Colin Barker and Greg Heywood have teamed up to create a series of podcasts offering an expert perspective on the Well-Architected Framework.
This first podcast introduces the Well-Architected concept and underlines the value of continual improvement in the cloud.
Greg and Colin also talk about the Well-Architected Tool which enables AWS customers to access free architectural guidance at any time. One advantage of the tool is that it facilitates regular monitoring of workloads so teams can identify and prioritise areas for improvement.
“Well-Architected principles are rooted in previous AWS customer experiences, and they shape future customer experiences. It’s a virtuous model that helps organisations maximise performance, value and security in the cloud.”Greg Heywood, Cloud Solutions Architect
The podcast touches on the various Well-Architected lenses geared towards tailored best practice for specific sectors and applications, such as financial services and the Internet of Things. General principles covered by each of the six Well-Architected pillars (operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, cost-optimisation, sustainability) are briefly outlined too.
“Wherever you are in your cloud adoption journey, following Well-Architected principles will help you make effective progress. It’s not about unattainable ivory towers, it’s about adopting best practice aligned with your own level of cloud maturity.”Colin Barker, Cloud Solutions Architect
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Colin and Greg have previously written about topics such as cloud best practice for financial services organisations, lift and shift migrations and the benefits of application-centric cloud migration.
The next instalment of their podcast will focus on the operational excellence pillar of Well-Architected. Scroll down to subscribe and be the first to hear about new blogs and podcasts.