The AWS Well-Architected Framework (WAF) is a comprehensive guide on how to best operate infrastructure on the AWS platform. The WAF provides high-level guidance on best practices to help customers properly leverage AWS capabilities.
The WAF is based on five pillars: operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, and cost optimization.
The operational excellence pillar ensures that your systems deliver business value and continually improve with processes and procedures.
The security pillar ensures that your data and systems are protected through risk assessments and mitigation strategies.
The reliability pillar ensures that your systems keep adding value. Whether a disruption occurs or your demand for computing power increases, you’ll have what you need to stay online.
The performance efficiency pillar ensures that computing resources are allocated to your systems so they meet minimum system requirements in the most efficient way possible. It also ensures that efficiency continues through fluctuations in demand and technological changes.
The cost optimization pillar ensures that your systems deliver value at the lowest possible price point.