cloudxchange.io is recognized by multiple Well-Architected Framework solution providers. Our Well-Architected Framework is based on four pillars that ensures that the organization's operational and monitoring systems deliver the best results by continually improving processes. Some of the concepts include automating changes, responding to events, and defining standards to manage daily operations.
Security: It ensures procedures to protect information and systems. The security pillar includes data integrity, defining and managing access to privilege management, and defending systems. It also establishes controls to detect security events.
Reliability:The reliability pillar ensures that all tasks perform their intended function correctly and consistently. In case of a failure, a resilient workload quickly recovers to meet business and customer demand. Key concepts include distributed system design, recovery planning, and procedure to handle change.
Performance Efficiency : The performance efficiency pillar involves the utilization of IT and computing resources efficiently. Key tasks include selecting the apt resource types based on workload requirements, monitoring performance, and making informed decisions to maintain efficiency even as organization demands evolve.
Operational Excellence: It ensures that the operational and monitoring systems in the organization deliver the best results by constantly improving processes. Some of the concepts include automating changes, responding to events, and defining standards to manage daily operations.
For the above pillars, the cloudxchange.io Well-Architected Framework also adheres to the best practices to guide an organization to ensure the cloud system is efficient and secure.
- Best practices for operational excellence- The organization operations team must understand customers' needs and challenges. Once this is completely understood, the organization can develop processes to build solutions that cater to those needs. The processes should also include plans for scalability and quick response to changes to ensure the organization's desired business outcomes.
- Best practices for security- Best practices for security involves monitoring who has permission to access certain systems and data. Security should always be planned in advance, and plans established anticipating failures. Security practices should be in place before the system is architected because it is always harder to fix errors after the system is deployed.
- Best practices for reliability - The cloud system plans should include processes and procedures to handle changes to the system without causing major losses to the organization. The organization's cloud implementation and migration plans must consist of the system's processes to detect failures and rectify itself. Cloud engineers are also able to change the allocation of resources based on demand.
- Best practices for performance efficiency- When planning for performance efficiency, organizations can implement a data-driven approach. Organizations need to understand the services and ultimately determine which services and options will work best with their architecture workload. It helps achieve optimal performance. Once you have got your system set up, continuously monitor performance to ensure that the chosen services and options are working well. Monitoring reveals areas of inefficiencies so that you can take corrective action to resolve the issues.
- Best practices for cost optimization- The organizational plan needs to include processes that balance costs against the goals. Continuous checking and optimizing the approach allows the organization to be innovative yet reduce spending.