One cloud, a thousand possibilities! But for all the benefits and options offered by applications from the cloud, companies should never lose sight of two things: security and efficiency. What's important here is a well thought out cloud architecture which takes account of all circumstances, requirements, and conventional best practices.
The AWS Well-Architected Framework helps with this. It was specially developed to help cloud architects develop more fail-safe, better performing, and more efficient infrastructures for their applications.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) offer companies today extensive opportunities – and pose them a series of challenges at the same time: how can we get the best out of cloud migrations? How do we best deal with cloud-native application architectures? In this and other considerations, there is often the danger that security requirements are not sufficiently accounted for and this can lead to high costs. Because securely and reliably operating applications has been crucial for businesses for a long time now. Many applications are business-critical and can lead to high financial losses in the event of an outage.
The well-architected review has been a strong boost for the TMA team and ensured that we could Go Live on AWS with confidence.
Zsolt Márin, application manager for TMA, Deutsche Telekom IT
Experienced and certified T-Systems architects begin the practical work with a joint workshop to precisely analyze the existing company architecture and define the first steps needed for optimization. The framework for the evaluation of the architecture here is based on the AWS best practices for the design and operation of cloud-based applications, the AWS Well-Architected Framework. This consists of five principles:
Here the optimization of operations and the monitoring of the systems are in the foreground. The goal is the continuous improvement of the value chain through optimized structures and processes.
The protection of data and systems is of the highest priority. It concerns the measures for safeguarding confidentiality and data integrity, such as through suitable rights management or identifying security breaches through corresponding checks.
Error notification and prompt, automated restoration of systems in the event of an outage ensure high reliability. The architecture is designed to recognize bottlenecks in resources early on and request capacities.
Optimal usage of AWS resources, including for fluctuating demand and various system requirements and technologies. The selection of the right services and types of resources, in addition to the consideration of modern architectural paradigms, such as serverless, for example, are the focal point here.
An extensive analysis and adaptation of resources takes place to avoid/reduce unnecessary costs. Capacity reservations and the optimization of resources are possible steps here.
Businesses that choose an AWS Well-Architected Review with T-Systems can use cloud environments and functions as effectively and efficiently as possible, scale their applications flexibly, and thereby fulfill all important security aspects simultaneously. The tangible added value: