AWS Well-Architected Review & Remediation by HeleCloud™

How does your architecture stack up to industry best practices?
Are you assured your monthly AWS spend is fully optimised?
Are you confident your AWS platform is fully protected from security threats?

 

HeleCloud is here to help you optimise your AWS environment in line with AWS best practices, demonstrating to you how to use AWS services and adopt the proven design principles of being Well Architected.

We understand that building infrastructure on AWS can be a complex process requiring expert knowledge and a set of best practices to get the most out of your architecture. Don’t worry. The Well-Architected Review will assess a specific, business-critical workload against the five pillars of the Well-Architected Framework, uniquely the HeleCloud offering also details and implements a series of remediation tasks, and give you a roadmap for future improvements. We will review the efficiency, security and performance of your workloads thorough the lifecycle of your application and align it with AWS best practices.

The AWS Well-Architected Review

The Well-Architected framework enables cloud architects create secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure possible for their applications. The Five Pillars of the framework provide guidance for implementing scalable designs that meet the needs of your applications.

The 5 Pillars of the Well-Architected Framework

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.

Reliability

The reliability 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 to handle
change.

Security

The security pillar focusses 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.

Performance Efficiency

The performance efficiency pillar focuses on using IT computing 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 Optimisation

Cost optimisation focuses on avoiding un-needed costs. Key topics include understanding
and controlling where the money is being spent, selecting the most appropriate and right
number of resource types, analysing spend over time and scaling to meet business needs.

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.

Reliability

The reliability 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 to handle
change.

Security

The security pillar focusses 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.

Performance Efficiency

The performance efficiency pillar focuses on using IT computing 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 Optimisation

Cost optimisation focuses on avoiding un-needed costs. Key topics include understanding
and controlling where the money is being spent, selecting the most appropriate and right
number of resource types, analysing spend over time and scaling to meet business needs.

How do we do Review & Remediation?

HeleCloud have defined two Well-Architected Review & Remediation offerings based on the monthly AWS spent of your account(s):

BASIC

For architectures with a monthly spend of $1-5,000, a 3-day of Architecture Deep Dive & Review and 8 days of remediation delivered by a HeleCloud expert remotely

ADVANCED

For architectures with a monthly spend of $5,000-20,000, a 7-day Architecture Deep Dive & Review and 20 days of remediation delivered by a HeleCloud expert in both on-site and remote setup.

If your spend goes over $20,000, we will tailor a bespoke offering for the review & remediation of your architecture.

How it works?

Discovery

Prior to the Well Architected Review, we will spend time to identify the workloads for review, meet key stakeholders, and understand the client’s business and context. This can take place either in a face to face meeting or over a virtual meeting. 

Timing: 1-2 hours

Data Collection

The deep dive, or discovery as we call it in HeleCloud, data Collection is usually an on-site workshop
that our expert Solution Architects conduct to
collect data of identified workloads. This helps
them understand in detail your infrastructure and
perform the AWS WellArchitected Review against the Five Well-Architected Pillars.

Timing: 2 days or 5 days

 

Findings

Upon completion of the Well-Architected Review, HeleCloud team will deliver a detailed report and present the findings to you. The findings will cover the current state of your architecture (incl. AWS Well-Architected Review Scorecard) and recommendations for remediation in the form of an Action Plan. 

Timing: 1 or 2 days

Remediation

In this phase, we will remediate the critical
issues found during Discovery, fix issues
and deficiencies, as well as make needed optimizations.

Timing: 8 days or 20 days

Discovery

Prior to the Well Architected Review, we will spend time to identify the workloads for review, meet key stakeholders, and understand the client’s business and context. This can take place either in a face to face meeting or over a virtual meeting. 

Timing: 1-2 hours

Data Collection

The deep dive, or discovery as we call it in HeleCloud, data Collection is usually an on-site workshop
that our expert Solution Architects conduct to
collect data of identified workloads. This helps
them understand in detail your infrastructure and
perform the AWS WellArchitected Review against the Five Well-Architected Pillars.

Timing: 2 days or 5 days

Findings

Upon completion of the Well-Architected Review, HeleCloud team will deliver a detailed report and present the findings to you. The findings will cover the current state of your architecture (incl. AWS Well-Architected Review Scorecard) and recommendations for remediation in the form of an Action Plan.
 
 

Timing: 1 or 2 days

Remediation

In this phase, we will remediate the critical
issues found during Discovery, fix issues
and deficiencies, as well as make needed optimizations.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Timing: 8 days or 20 days

Improve Your Architecture

Learn AWS Best Practices

Optimise and Prepare to Scale Operations

Get the most out of your AWS investment NOW, with a $5,000 AWS Usage Credits loaded directly into your account against your remediation.

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