Well-Architected Review

Build secure, efficient, cloud enabled applications.

Well-architected systems provide a strategic advantage and increase success. The Well-Architected Review is an architectural assessment based upon the AWS Well-Architected Framework. The Well-Architected framework has been developed to help cloud architects build the most secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure possible for their applications.

Benefits of Well-Architected Review

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


Build And Deploy Faster

The business always wants to go faster (as long as it doesn't break anything). Having a solid infrastructure and processes is fundamental to speed.


Lower And Mitigate Risk

Everyone wants to know if their systems are secure. The Well-Architected review allows you to systematically assess each area of your critical workloads to identify potential risks and define remediation plans.


Make More Informed Business Decisions

Completing the Well-Architected Reviews increases the visibility and transparency of your current risks and issues. This transparency is an excellent communication tool to increase accountability.


Implement Best Practices

Ensures your teams are aware of these best practices, which have been learnt by reviewing thousands of customer architectures on AWS.

The 5 Well-Architected Pillars


Operational Excellence

The ability to run and monitor systems to deliver business value and to continually improve supporting processes and procedures.



The ability to protect information, systems, and assets while delivering business value through risk assessments and mitigation strategies.



The ability to prevent, and quickly recover from failures to meet business and customer demand.


Performance Efficiency

The ability to use computing resources efficiently to meet system requirements, and to maintain that efficiency as demand changes and technologies evolve.


Cost Optimisation

The ability to avoid or eliminate unneeded cost or suboptimal resources.

Well-Architected Review Engagement

The review assesses workloads running in AWS against the best practices outlined in the AWS Well Architected Framework, covering the various “pillars”: Operational Excellence, Security, Reliability, Performance Efficiency, and Cost Optimization.

Our reviewers take notes as they’re going along and will produce a written report including recommendations for improvements, organised by importance.


Identify the workload to be reviewed, prepare the relevant data and arrange the review with the appropriate stakeholder from the customer side.


The review is a conversation between a AltoStack professional and the customer. The review can be conducted onsite or remotely.


A report aligning the workload with AWS best practices, categorised as Critical, Needs Improvement or Meets Best Practice.


The report highlights the priority with which remediation should be carried out. To encourage adoption of the report’s recommendations, AWS provides $5,000 of service credits to your organisation.

Get started with a free Well-Architected Review.

  • Free to qualified organisations.
  • Staffed by certified DevOps Engineer and Solutions Architect.
  • Identify the most important issues for your business
  • Understand and improve your cloud infrastructure
  • Align the cloud with your business goals