Cloud Architecture Review

Learn from evolving cloud best practice and raise the standard of your own cloud architecture with targeted improvements.

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Keeping standards high

A near-constant flow of new services and features from leading cloud vendors means there’s always scope to improve cloud architectures. However, it’s not easy to keep pace with the latest in best practice.

Well-Architected Reviews overcome this challenge. Their systematic and objective assessment of cloud architectures identifies where new tools and techniques could be advantageous. AWS and Azure environments alike can benefit from this structured approach which helps organisations raise standards in critical areas.

Well-Architected Reviews

Well-Architected Frameworks from AWS and Azure each cover five areas of best practice, known as pillars. Our Well-Architected Reviews work holistically across all five pillars, or address them individually:

  1. Operational Excellence – looking at how to deliver business value through continual improvement of processes and procedures.
  2. Security – developing ways to protect information and systems with proven methods such as privilege management, data confidentiality and risk assessment.
  3. Reliability – ensuring architectures can prevent system failures and disruptions, as well as having the resilience to recover.
  4. Performance Efficiency – taking steps to ensure compute resources are used efficiently as demands change and technologies advance.
  5. Cost Optimisation – analysing spend and avoiding unnecessary costs to maintain value as the system scales in line with business needs.

"DevOpsGroup helped us unlock new growth potential by identifying performance issues and prioritising those where changes could have the biggest impact."

Leon James, CTO at Motokiki

Objective analysis and expert advice

When DevOpsGroup conducts a Well-Architected Review we highlight changes that will deliver business benefits and suggest which should be implemented first. From enhancing cloud cost management to ensuring the highest levels of security or aiding continual improvement, whatever you need to achieve, we’ll help you get there.

  • High-level architecture analysis
  • Led by AWS or Azure experts
  • Prioritised recommendations
  • Practical guidance and advice
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DevOpsGroup Cloud Architecture Review deliverable - High-level architecture analysis

High-level architecture analysis

DevOpsGroup Cloud Architecture Review deliverable - Led by AWS or Azure experts

Led by AWS or Azure experts

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Prioritised recommendations

DevOpsGroup Cloud Architecture Review deliverable - Practical guidance and advice

Practical guidance and advice

Ensure your cloud architecture sets you up for success

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Optimise workloads

Identify opportunities to improve workloads so they run more effectively, reliably and cost-efficiently.

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Mitigate risks

Reduce or eradicate risks through better understanding as you build or optimise current architectures.

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Accelerate & Innovate

Discover new services that aid the build and deployment of workloads so you can respond faster to innovation opportunities.

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Get more from the cloud

Architect your cloud environment in the best way possible to support business goals and deliver commercial benefits.

Why choose DevOpsGroup?

Whether you’re migrating to the cloud, building in the cloud or enhancing existing cloud-based environments, our Well-Architected Reviews show where improvements can be made.

  • In-depth knowledge of AWS and Azure features
  • Extensive experience of Well-Architected Reviews
  • Commercial understanding and technical expertise
  • Actionable recommendations for tangible benefits
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DevOpsGroup Cloud Architecture Review deliverable - In-depth knowledge of AWS and Azure features

In-depth knowledge of AWS and Azure features

DevOpsGroup Cloud Architecture Review deliverable - Extensive experience of Well-Architected Reviews

Extensive experience of Well-Architected Reviews

DevOpsGroup Cloud Architecture Review deliverable - Commercial understanding and technical expertise

Commercial understanding and technical expertise

DevOpsGroup Cloud Architecture Review deliverable - Actionable recommendations for tangible benefits

Actionable recommendations for tangible benefits

AWS Well-Architected Review reveals Healthera's priorities for improvement

An AWS Well-Architected Review was quickly followed by the implementation of expertly engineered CI/CD pipelines. We enabled Healthera to enhance the speed and reliability of software production, boosting performance and releasing developer time for innovation.

Read more about Healthera's Cloud journey

How do we do it?

We find the ever-changing nature of cloud best practice energising and exciting. And we love helping customers derive benefits from the latest new services and features.

Frequently Asked Questions

Both follow a Well-Architected Framework with the same five pillars, but recommendations are aligned with the tools, services and capabilities of the relevant vendor.

A Well-Architected Review can be completed in a day as a standalone engagement, or carried out as part of a wider discovery phase. It’s a collaborative process, so feedback is provided in real-time then summarised at the end of the review.

They are handled by engineers who specialise in the relevant cloud platform. For customers in highly regulated fields such as financial services and healthcare, we’ll provide engineers that have experience in these sectors.

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A Well-Architected Review helps you make informed and purposeful choices, whether you’re migrating to the cloud or optimising cloud-based workloads. Contact us today to find out how we can help.