AWS Well-Architected Review by nClouds

Let’s apply architectural best practices to give you a strategic advantage.

Is your infrastructure well-architected?

  • Are you getting the most from your Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment?
  • How does your architecture stack up to industry best practices?

Well-architected systems provide a strategic advantage and increase success. To help ensure your architecture stacks up, we apply a set of best practices for reviewing critical workloads running on AWS – the AWS Well-Architected Framework.

AWS Well-Architected Framework: pillars of success

AWS solutions architects have identified best practices for architecting systems in the cloud based on their many years of experience in designing and reviewing thousands of customers’ architectures on AWS, across virtually all business verticals and use cases.

The result is the AWS Well-Architected Framework, based on five pillars.

  • Security - protecting information and systems.

  • Reliability - meeting business and customer demand by preventing and quickly recovering from failures, based on foundational elements.

  • Performance efficiency - using IT and computing resources efficiently.

  • Cost optimization - avoiding unneeded costs.

  • Operational excellence - running and monitoring systems to deliver business value and continually improve processes and procedures.


AWS Well-Architected Review: making the Framework actionable

AWS Well-Architected Reviews use the AWS Well-Architected Framework to provide a consistent approach to evaluate and remediate systems, based on best practices for designing and operating reliable, secure, efficient, and cost-effective systems for the cloud.

nClouds is a certified AWS Approved Well-Architected Partner and is certified to provide AWS Well-Architected Reviews.

How the Review works

Set a date and time for the Review and select a priority workload.
  • Assume 1 - 4 hours, based on the amount of pre-work you complete.
  • Start a free trial of nOps cloud management for AWS that automates discovery to accelerate and improve the Review.
Invite attendees to the Review.
  • A cross-section of your internal stakeholders (think IT and business).
  • nClouds team, including a solution architect (AWS Approved Well-Architected Partner).
Day of the Review.
  • The Review can be performed on-site or remotely.
  • Perform deep-dive on a critical workload, based on 44 rules.
  • Audit operations for compliance with the five pillars of Well-Architected.
  • Perform assessments via Q&A and automation.
  • Surface some immediate cost savings by revealing unused resources.
Following the Review.
  • nClouds provides:
    • Recommendations based on business implications of your workload design decisions.
    • A prioritized roadmap of short-, medium-, and long-term goals, based on the core Framework pillars.
  • The customer can:
    • Decide to implement recommendations. Credit funding is available from AWS for remediation. Actual remediation work performed by nClouds may have associated costs.
    • Perform periodic checks on the assessment to improve the score and work on recommendations.


In our experience, 80% of organizations participating in an AWS Well-Architected Review proceed with the recommended remediations. That’s value.

Benefits of the AWS Well-Architected Review

In our experience, 80% of organizations participating in a Well-Architected Review proceed with the recommended remediations. That should tell you the value of the Review.

  • Get solutions to pressing issues and a prioritized roadmap of remediation goals to provide immediate, quantifiable improvements for cost, security, reliability, operational excellence, and performance efficiency.
  • Keep current with the awesome volume and velocity of new AWS services. Some may address your issues immediately, like cost.
  • Have a broad discussion with your key business and IT stakeholders on how modern infrastructure can give you an advantage in the marketplace — like better customer experience, faster idea-to-cash, scalability, and more.
  • Address areas of security and compliance risk before they cause problems.

Schedule your AWS Well-Architected Review now!

Free AWS Well-Architected Framework Review by nClouds* Available AWS Service Credit Voucher**

* For qualified organizations. ** Applies to qualified projects, for AWS clients who start remediation within 30 days after delivery of the AWS Well-Architected Review.

nClouds delivers Well-Architected

nClouds was among the early partner participants to be certified in the AWS Well-Architected program. Today, nClouds is among the leading and most experienced AWS partners approved to deliver AWS Well-Architected Reviews.

What’s more, nClouds is a certified AWS Premier Consulting Partner and audited MSP, with DevOps and Migration competency, giving us deep expertise with AWS environments.

Our values drive us to continuously challenge the status quo to deliver epic solutions with a culture of innovation. This requires partnerships with our clients based on shared goals. We have found that AWS Well-Architected Reviews create exactly the right environment to establish a partnership with new customers, and to harden partnerships with current clients.

nOps accelerates AWS Well-Architected Reviews

nOps is a cloud management platform, originally created by the award-winning DevOps delivery teams at nClouds, designed specifically to address cost, change, compliance, and security management for AWS environments.

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nOps is optimized to support AWS Well-Architected Reviews. It automates various standard tasks in the Review and helps you to do periodic assessments of progress following the Well-Architected Review.

  • Provides visibility of infrastructure changes, cost management, compliance, security, and incident remediation.
  • Supports security and compliance audits.
  • Reduces cloud costs proactively by identifying unused resources.
  • Prevents and accelerates recovery from incidents by correlating changes.
  • Enables the automation of change authorization to handle most requests without human intervention.
  • Provides customized exception handling with easy workflows, integrated with Slack, Jira, and AWS Service Catalog.
  • Helps automate and standardize deployments centrally using AWS Service Catalog.
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  • Our AWS account rep connected us with nClouds, and we went through a Well-Architected Review of our stack. From our initial kick-off meeting, nClouds quickly zeroed in on the most important opportunities for our business and provided actionable and reliable guidance. As a result, we were able to significantly reduce our technology costs and optimize our stack for more efficient performance and heightened security. Our nClouds team is an essential tech partner and continues to be an invaluable resource for getting the most out of our AWS environment."
    Alex Scott, Co-founder & VP Product, Revere Intelligence
  • The Well-Architected program identified low-hanging fruit that we could resolve quickly like securing the root account with hardware MFA and disabling inactive keys. It also gave us long-tail items that we will fit into our development plan."
    Donovan Bray, Senior DevOps Manager, LendingHome Read case study

Schedule your AWS Well-Architected Review now!

Free AWS Well-Architected Framework Review by nClouds*
Available AWS Service Credit Voucher**

* For qualified organizations. ** Applies to qualified projects, for AWS clients who start remediation within 30 days after delivery of the AWS Well-Architected Review.

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