This brochure summarises the process of an AWS Well-Architected Review.
If you would like more information or would like to book an AWS Well-Architected Review, please contact our AWS team at either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The Well-Architected Framework is based on five pillars — operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, and cost optimisation.
The Framework provides a consistent approach to evaluate your workloads against AWS best practices and help build secure, high-performing, resilient, scalable, and efficient infrastructures for your applications and workloads.
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 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.
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 Optimisation focuses on avoiding unnecessary costs. Key topics include, understanding and controlling where money is being spent, selecting the most appropriate and correct number of resource types, analysing spend over time, and scaling to meet business needs without overspending.
AWS will provide customers with $5000 in AWS Usage Credits when they leverage an approved AWS Well-Architected Partner like Silicon Overdrive to improve a workload.
AWS Well-Architected Review credits are valid for 6 months.
AWS credits are not valid for any fees or charges for Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances, Amazon Mechanical Turk, AWS Marketplace, Amazon Route 53 domain name registration or transfer, or any upfront fee for any service.
Our engineers will run an AWS Well-Architected Review with your team, using the AWS Well-Architected
If you have multiple workloads, a Well-Architected Review can be conducted for each workload.
Silicon Overdrive will conduct a Trend Micro Cloud
One ™ – Conformity security and compliance assessment, with reporting, in preparation for the AWS Well-Architected Review.
Trend Micro Cloud One ™ – Conformity scans your account against 750+ cloud infrastructure configuration best practices.
The reporting from the assessment will include AWS Well-Architected and GDPR (POPIA) reports. Further reporting options we can provide include, ISO 27001, PCI DSS, HIPAA and NIST. These reports will allow you to understand your compliance score and what improvements can be made to reduce your risk.
This involves a call with your team for 2 – 3 hours to run through the AWS Well-Architected Tool questions.
The Well-Architected Review Tool will output high and medium risk improvements.
Silicon Overdrive will submit a proposal to you to implement the high-risk item improvements.
This will be discussed with you on a call.
Thereafter, you can select the improvements and tasks to be assigned to the Silicon team for implementation.
Please note that AWS requires a minimum of 25% of the HRI (high-risk items) to be remediated by a Well-Architected Partner for you to be eligible for the $5000 in AWS Usage Credits.
The cost of the Trend Micro Cloud One ™ – Conformity assessment and the AWS Well-Architected Review will be included in the proposal.
Once the proposal has been approved, we will generate a project plan to include the high-risk item improvements which you have chosen.
We will then implement the selected high-risk item remediations and improvements.
AWS requires a minimum of 25% of the HRI (high-risk items) to be remediated by us for you to be eligible for the $5000 in AWS Usage Credits.
Once the minimum HRI improvements have been implemented, Silicon Overdrive will then submit the AWS Well-Architected Review Remediation Milestone update to AWS.
AWS will then email you an AWS Customer Satisfaction Survey (CSAT) to be completed.
Please notify the Silicon projects team once you have submitted the CSAT to AWS.
AWS will email you a promo credit code for $5000 in AWS Usage Credits, within a few business days, after they received your CSAT submission. You can redeem this credit against any AWS account.
If your account is linked to Silicon Overdrive, we can apply the credits to offset your AWS usage against all of your linked AWS accounts.
Silicon Overdrive will then invoice you for the remediations which you authorised and we have implemented.
Please note that the $5000 in AWS credits are only applicable to AWS usage. Any fees owed to Silicon Overdrive are for your account.
Silicon Overdrive has significant experience and expertise in helping customers migrate, secure, optimise and manage their AWS infrastructure, as well as achieve and maintain security and compliance, including POPIA, GDPR, PCI DSS, ISO 27001, and HIPAA.
We are an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, AWS DevOps Competency Partner, AWS Solution Provider Partner, AWS Public Sector Partner, and AWS Immersion Day Partner.
We are also an AWS Well-Architected Partner and an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) for Microsoft Windows Service Delivery Partner.
Our AWS team has 50+ AWS certifications including, AWS DevOps Engineer Professional, AWS Solutions Architect Professional, Security Specialty, Machine Learning Specialty, and SysOps Administrator, Developer and Solutions Architect Associate certifications.
The following AWS Funding Programs are available to you through us as an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner. Because AWS scales its market coverage through its partners, these funding programs (cash or credits) are available.
As an AWS Advanced Consulting, Channel Reseller and Public Sector, AWS Well-Architected and Amazon EC2 for Microsoft Windows Service Delivery Partners, Silicon Overdrive can assist to access funding from AWS.
Silicon Overdrive owes much of its leadership and vision to its Board of Directors.