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An Introduction to the AWS
Well Architected Framework
Clayton Brown, Solution Architect,
Well-Architected SME
“Are you Well-
Architected?”
Werner Vogels
Introduction to the AWS Well Architected Framework
We will cover:
• An introduction to the AWS Well Architected Framework
...
AWS Reference Architectures
aws.amazon.com/architecture aws.amazon.com/whitepapers
AWS Reference Serverless Micro Service Architectures
aws.amazon.com/serverless/
AWS Serverless Multi-Tier
Architectures
Us...
AWS Foundation Services
Compute Storage Database Networking
AWS Global
Infrastructure
Regions
Availability Zones
Edge Loca...
AWS Trusted Advisor
AWS Well-Architected Framework Whitepapers
AWS Well Architected
Framework
November 2016
AWS Well Architected Framework Whi...
Free Online Self Paced Training Materials
What is the Well-Architected Framework?
Pillars Design Principles Questions
Pillars of Well-Architected
Security Reliability
Performance
Efficiency
Cost
Optimization
Operational
Excellence
Why would I want to apply the AWS Well-Architected Framework?
Build and
deploy faster
Lower or
mitigate risks
Make informe...
A Mechanism for your Cloud Journey
Learn Measure Improve
Pillar-
Specific
Design
Principles
General
Design
Principles
Design Principles
Automate responses to security events: Moni...
General Design Principles
Stop guessing your capacity needs
Test systems at production scale
Automate to make architectura...
AWS Well-Architected Framework Security Pillar Whitepaper
Security Pillar
AWS Well-Architected Framework
November 2016
Design Principles for Security
Apply security at all layers
Enable traceability
Implement a principle of least privilege
F...
Pillar Area
Question Text
Question Context
Best Practices
Questions
Key Services for Security AWS IAM
Areas Key Services
Identity and Access
Management
Detective Controls
Infrastructure Prot...
Customer story: Automation
Financial Services Organization
Situation:
• They had a process for
getting credentials
from th...
AWS Well-Architected Framework Reliability Pillar Whitepaper
Reliability Pillar
AWS Well-Architected Framework
November 20...
Design Principles for Reliability
Test recovery procedures
Automatically recover from failure
Scale horizontally to increa...
Key Services for Reliability
Areas Key Services
Foundations
Change management
Failure management
AWS IAM Amazon VPC
AWS Cl...
Customer story: Governance
Retailing
Situation:
• Customer has been
building serverless
architectures
Behavior:
• We ran a...
AWS Well-Architected Framework Performance & Efficiency Pillar Whitepaper
Performance Efficiency Pillar
AWS Well-Architect...
Design Principles for Performance Efficiency
Democratize advanced technologies
Go global in minutes
Use serverless archite...
Key Services for Performance Efficiency
Areas Key Services
Selection
Review
Monitoring
Trade-Off
Amazon EBS Amazon S3 Amaz...
Customer story: Understanding
Aeronautics
Situation:
• Reviewed 3 customer
facing architectures, took
months to get the ri...
AWS Well-Architected Framework Cost Optimization Pillar Whitepaper
Cost Optimization Pillar
AWS Well-Architected Framework...
Design Principles for Cost Optimization
Adopt a consumption model
Benefit from economies of scale
Stop spending money on d...
Key Services for Cost Optimization
Areas Key Services
Cost-effective resources
Matched supply and demand
Expenditure aware...
Customer story: Maturity
SaaS company
Situation:
• Existing SaaS
architecture
deployed in Classic
EC2
Behavior:
• Used Wel...
AWS Well-Architected Framework Operational Excellence Pillar Whitepaper
Operational Excellence Pillar
AWS Well-Architected...
Topics explored in Operations Excellence Pillar
• What best practices for cloud operations are you using?
• How are you do...
Design Principles for Operational Excellence
Perform Operations with Code
Align Operations Processes to Business Objective...
Areas Key Services
Preparation
Operations
Responses
Key Services for Operational Excellence
AWS
CloudTrail
AWS Config
AWS
...
Benefits of Well-Architected
Think Cloud-Natively
Consistent Approach to
Reviewing Architecture
Understand
Potential Impac...
Preparing for Well Architected Review
• Complete the Online Training
• Perform Customer Self Assessment
• Evaluate Automat...
AWS Well Architected Report Format
For More Information…
https://aws.amazon.com/well-architected/
AWS Well-Architected
Framework Whitepaper
Pillar Specific
W...
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The AWS Well-Architected Framework enables customers to understand best practices around security, reliability, performance, cost optimization and operational excellence when building systems on AWS. This approach helps customers make informed decisions and weigh the pros and cons of application design patterns for the cloud.

In this one hour webinar, you'll learn how to use the AWS Well-Architected Framework to follow guidelines and best practices for your architecture on AWS.

An Introduction to the AWS Well Architected Framework - Webinar

  1. 1. An Introduction to the AWS Well Architected Framework Clayton Brown, Solution Architect, Well-Architected SME
  2. 2. “Are you Well- Architected?” Werner Vogels
  3. 3. Introduction to the AWS Well Architected Framework We will cover: • An introduction to the AWS Well Architected Framework • The recent addition of the operational excellence pillar, and updates to the reliability pillar • New architecture type overlays for Serverless, NoSQL, gaming, SAP, and streaming workloads This session is suited for: • Enterprise and solutions architects • System and application developers • Development managers • IT professionals • IT Leaders and anybody interested in the emerging area of DevOps
  4. 4. AWS Reference Architectures aws.amazon.com/architecture aws.amazon.com/whitepapers
  5. 5. AWS Reference Serverless Micro Service Architectures aws.amazon.com/serverless/ AWS Serverless Multi-Tier Architectures Using Amazon API Gateway and AWS Lambda November 2015
  6. 6. AWS Foundation Services Compute Storage Database Networking AWS Global Infrastructure Regions Availability Zones Edge Locations Client-side Data Encryption Server-side Data Encryption Network Traffic Protection Platform, Applications, Identity & Access Management Operating System, Network & Firewall Configuration Customer content Customers Shared Responsibility between AWS and our customers Customers are responsible for their security IN the Cloud AWS is responsible for the security OF the Cloud
  7. 7. AWS Trusted Advisor
  8. 8. AWS Well-Architected Framework Whitepapers AWS Well Architected Framework November 2016 AWS Well Architected Framework Whitepaper • Security Pillar Whitepaper • Reliability Pillar Whitepaper • Performance Efficiency Pillar Whitepaper • Cost Optimization Pillar Whitepaper • Operational Excellence Pillar Whitepaper aws.amazon.com/architecture/well-architected/
  9. 9. Free Online Self Paced Training Materials
  10. 10. What is the Well-Architected Framework? Pillars Design Principles Questions
  11. 11. Pillars of Well-Architected Security Reliability Performance Efficiency Cost Optimization Operational Excellence
  12. 12. Why would I want to apply the AWS Well-Architected Framework? Build and deploy faster Lower or mitigate risks Make informed decisions Learn AWS best practices
  13. 13. A Mechanism for your Cloud Journey Learn Measure Improve
  14. 14. Pillar- Specific Design Principles General Design Principles Design Principles Automate responses to security events: Monitor and automatically trigger responses to event-driven, or condition-driven, alerts.
  15. 15. General Design Principles Stop guessing your capacity needs Test systems at production scale Automate to make architectural experimentation easier Allow for evolutionary architectures Build data-driven architectures Improve through game days
  16. 16. AWS Well-Architected Framework Security Pillar Whitepaper Security Pillar AWS Well-Architected Framework November 2016
  17. 17. Design Principles for Security Apply security at all layers Enable traceability Implement a principle of least privilege Focus on securing your system Automate security best practices
  18. 18. Pillar Area Question Text Question Context Best Practices Questions
  19. 19. Key Services for Security AWS IAM Areas Key Services Identity and Access Management Detective Controls Infrastructure Protection Data Protection Incident Response Elastic Load Balancing Amazon EBS Amazon S3 Amazon RDS AWS Key Management Service MFA Token Amazon VPC AWS CloudTrail AWS Config Amazon CloudWatch AWS IAM AWS IAM AWS CloudFormation
  20. 20. Customer story: Automation Financial Services Organization Situation: • They had a process for getting credentials from their InfoSec team took too long so they hardcoded them into their applications Behavior: • SA team created a proof of concept and demoed to customer Impact: • implemented an automated solution for IAM user/group/role creation to address a Well Architected critical issue.
  21. 21. AWS Well-Architected Framework Reliability Pillar Whitepaper Reliability Pillar AWS Well-Architected Framework November 2016
  22. 22. Design Principles for Reliability Test recovery procedures Automatically recover from failure Scale horizontally to increase aggregate system availability Stop guessing capacity Manage change in automation
  23. 23. Key Services for Reliability Areas Key Services Foundations Change management Failure management AWS IAM Amazon VPC AWS CloudTrail AWS Config AWS CloudFormation Amazon CloudWatch
  24. 24. Customer story: Governance Retailing Situation: • Customer has been building serverless architectures Behavior: • We ran a Well- Architected review on their architecture Impact: • They want to use the Well-Architected framework and reviews as a gating mechanisms for future production workloads
  25. 25. AWS Well-Architected Framework Performance & Efficiency Pillar Whitepaper Performance Efficiency Pillar AWS Well-Architected Framework November 2016
  26. 26. Design Principles for Performance Efficiency Democratize advanced technologies Go global in minutes Use serverless architectures Experiment more often Mechanical sympathy
  27. 27. Key Services for Performance Efficiency Areas Key Services Selection Review Monitoring Trade-Off Amazon EBS Amazon S3 Amazon RDSAuto Scaling Amazon Glacier Amazon CloudFront Amazon DynamoDB Amazon CloudWatch AWS Lambda Amazon Elasticache AWSSnowball AWS CloudFormation AWS Blog Amazon CloudWatch
  28. 28. Customer story: Understanding Aeronautics Situation: • Reviewed 3 customer facing architectures, took months to get the right people in the room Behavior: • Got their team together for the first time to agree on what had actually been implemented • Cohesive view of whole architecture • Report with replay and recommendations Impact: • Learnings on AWS, issues identified with recommendations • Earned trust and better understanding of the customer • WA review part of approval process
  29. 29. AWS Well-Architected Framework Cost Optimization Pillar Whitepaper Cost Optimization Pillar AWS Well-Architected Framework November 2016
  30. 30. Design Principles for Cost Optimization Adopt a consumption model Benefit from economies of scale Stop spending money on data center operations Analyze and attribute expenditure Use managed services to reduce cost of ownership
  31. 31. Key Services for Cost Optimization Areas Key Services Cost-effective resources Matched supply and demand Expenditure awareness Optimizing over time Amazon CloudWatch Auto Scaling Amazon SNS Reserved Instances AWS Trusted Advisor AWS Blog & What’s New Cost Allocation Tags
  32. 32. Customer story: Maturity SaaS company Situation: • Existing SaaS architecture deployed in Classic EC2 Behavior: • Used Well- Architected to plan the migration to VPC, including multi-AZ, and capacity planning Impact: • Migrated to a mature architecture
  33. 33. AWS Well-Architected Framework Operational Excellence Pillar Whitepaper Operational Excellence Pillar AWS Well-Architected Framework Coming Soon
  34. 34. Topics explored in Operations Excellence Pillar • What best practices for cloud operations are you using? • How are you doing configuration management for your workload? • How are you evolving your workload while minimizing the impact of change? • How do you monitor your workload to ensure it is operating as expected? • How do you respond to unplanned operational events? • How is escalation managed when responding to unplanned operational events?
  35. 35. Design Principles for Operational Excellence Perform Operations with Code Align Operations Processes to Business Objectives Make Regular, Small, Incremental Changes Test for Responses to Unexpected Events Learn from Operational Events and Failures Keep Operations Procedures Current
  36. 36. Areas Key Services Preparation Operations Responses Key Services for Operational Excellence AWS CloudTrail AWS Config AWS CloudFormation Amazon CloudWatch Amazon CloudWatch AWS CloudFormation AWS CloudFormation Lambda RunCommand Batch Lambda RunCommand Batch Lambda RunCommand Batch AWS Config AWS Config AWS Developer Tools AWS CloudFormation AWS CloudTrail AWS Developer Tools AWS Developer Tools
  37. 37. Benefits of Well-Architected Think Cloud-Natively Consistent Approach to Reviewing Architecture Understand Potential Impact Visibility of Risks
  38. 38. Preparing for Well Architected Review • Complete the Online Training • Perform Customer Self Assessment • Evaluate Automated Assessment Tools • Certified APN Partner Led Assessment • AWS Account Team Engagement & Review • Work with AWS SA on any Remediation Plans
  39. 39. AWS Well Architected Report Format
  40. 40. For More Information… https://aws.amazon.com/well-architected/ AWS Well-Architected Framework Whitepaper Pillar Specific Whitepapers Free Online Training

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