AWS Well architecture review

AWS Well-Architected Framework

Build your AWS foundation with Cloud Best Practices

Cloud services from AWS offer huge benefits for your business. But you can only unlock the full potential of cloud if the architecture supporting it is optimized for your specific needs. Amazon Web Services is a powerful platform, but it’s only as powerful as your architecture makes it.

A structured assessment of the currently deployed architecture through the AWS Well-Architected Review is both desirable and essential. Newt will ensure through the review, that your workloads are efficient, secure and performing at its peak throughout the lifecycle your application.

An AWS Well-Architected review can help to optimize your cloud services – at no cost


When you request an AWS Well-Architected Review from Newt, our AWS certified Professional Solution Architects will delve deep into your architecture, align it with AWS best practices, and provide a roadmap for improvements.

Newt is one of only a handful of Advanced Consulting Partners in the US with the expertise to offer a fully accredited AWS Well-Architected Framework (WAF) review, ensuring that you get the very best cloud for your needs today and one that is designed to easily scale as your requirements evolve. What’s more, we can conduct the review, and deliver up to five days of professional services, at no cost to you.

What is a Well-Architected Review?


AWS has created a full framework of standards and best practices to help users build cloud applications that are reliable, secure and high performing. The framework offers detailed design principles and guidance across five pillars:


Operational Excellence

The operational excellence pillar focuses on running and monitoring systems to deliver business value, and continually improving processes and procedures. Key topics include managing and automating changes, responding to events, and defining standards to successfully manage daily operations.


The security pillar focuses on protecting information & systems. Key topics include confidentiality and integrity of data, identifying and managing who can do what with privilege management, protecting systems, and establishing controls to detect security events.


The reliability pillar focuses on the ability to prevent, and quickly recover from failures to meet business and customer demand. Key topics include foundational elements around setup, cross-project requirements, recovery planning, and how we handle change.

Performance Efficiency

The performance efficiency pillar focuses on using IT and computing resources efficiently. Key topics include selecting the right resource types and sizes based on workload requirements, monitoring performance, and making informed decisions to maintain efficiency as business needs evolve.

Cost Optimization

Cost Optimization focuses on avoiding un-needed costs. Key topics include understanding and controlling where money is being spent, selecting the most appropriate and right number of resource types, analyzing spend over time, and scaling to meet business needs without overspending.