Ensure that Amazon Well-Architected Tool is used to review your cloud workloads against AWS best practices and get guidance on how to make them more secure, reliable, efficient and cost-effective. The Well-Architected Tool service use AWS Well-Architected Framework to compare your cloud application environment against best practices across five architectural pillars: security, reliability, performance efficiency, operational excellence and cost optimization. The main benefits of using Amazon Well-Architected Tool are: mature architectural guidance – the tool gives you access to the latest architectural best practices used by Amazon Web Services architects, consistent workload reviews – the service provides a consistent process to help you review and evaluate your AWS cloud workloads for optimization, and continuous improvement throughout the workload lifecycle – the tool makes it easy to save point-in-time milestones and track changes made to your AWS cloud workload architecture. Last but not least, there is no additional charge for using AWS Well-Architected Tool.
With Amazon Well-Architected Tool service in use, you can analyze your workloads using a consistent process, understand any potential risks found at your AWS cloud architecture level and identify the next steps that must be taken for improvement. AWS recommends performing a workload review using the Well-Architected Tool after any major milestone achieved in your application development lifecycle.
To determine if Well-Architected Tool is enabled in your AWS account, perform the following:Note: Verifying Amazon Well-Architected Tool service status using AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) is not currently supported.
To benefit from AWS Well-Architected Tool (WA Tool) service, you have to define a workload based on one of your existing cloud applications, and answer a set of questions across the five pillars of the Well Architected Framework. The tool will then review your questions and will provide a plan describing the improvements that can be applied to your workload. To enable and make use of AWS Well-Architected Tool service, perform the following actions:Note: Defining workloads for Amazon Well-Architected Tool using AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) is not currently supported.