Enhancing Cloud Migration Success with the AWS Well-Architected Framework

AWS well architected framework

Applying the AWS Well-Architected Framework to cloud migration,


The three phases of an AWS Migration consist of assessmobilize, and migrate and modernize. The Well-Architected Framework superimposes the six pillars (operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, cost optimization, and sustainability) to help you reduce your cloud migration and implementation risks.

In doing so, the Migration Lens combines the three phases of migration (assess, mobilize, and migrate and modernize) and the six pillars of the AWS Well-Architected Framework, and serves as a foundational guidance for migration best practices that customers can reference to evaluate the decisions they make on their migration and measure them against AWS best practices.

The AWS Well-Architected Framework helps you understand the pros and cons of decisions you make while building systems on AWS. Using the Framework, you can learn architectural best practices for designing and operating reliable, secure, efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable systems in the cloud. It provides a way for you to measure your architectures against best practices and identify areas for improvement. We believe that having well-architected systems greatly increases the likelihood of business success.

One of the first decisions to make when you start thinking about migrating workloads to the cloud is to decide your migration strategy. A migration strategy is the approach used to move applications to the cloud, also known as the 7 Rsretire, retain, rehost, relocate, repurchase, replatform, and refactor.

The Migration Lens focuses specifically on rehost, relocate, replatform, and retire migration strategies. The refactor strategy involves modernizing the application during the migration. These topics are addressed in other AWS publications. For brevity, we have only covered details from the Well-Architected Framework that are specific to migration. Consider best practices and questions that have not been included in this document when designing your architecture. We recommend that you complete a full Well-Architected Framework Review (WAFR) prior to performing this AWS Migration Lens review.

This lens whitepaper is intended for those in technology roles, such as chief technology officers (CTOs), architects, developers, and operations team members. After reading this paper, you should understand AWS best practices and strategies to use when migrating workloads to the AWS Cloud.

What is AWS Architecture Diagram?

The below diagram is the basic structure of AWS Architecture where it provides cloud computing services accordingly.

AWS Architecture Diagram

It is considered as the basic structure of AWS architecture or AWS EC2. Simply, EC2 is also called Elastic Compute cloud which will allow the clients or else the users of using various configurations in their own project or method as per their requirement. There are also different amazing options such as pricing options, individual server mapping, configuration server, etc. S3 which is present in the AWS architecture is called Simple Storage Services. By using this S3, users can easily retrieve or else store data through various data types using Application Programming Interface calls. There will be no computing element for the services as well.

What are the Key Components of AWS Architecture?

Every single key component of AWS architecture is explained below:

Load Balancing:

Load Balancing

  The load balancing component in the AWS architecture helps to enhance the application and the server’s efficiency in the right way. According to the diagrammatic representation of AWS architecture, this Hardware load balancer is mostly used as the common network appliance and helps to perform skills in the architectures of the traditional web applications. It also makes sure to deliver the Elastic Load Balancing Service, AWS takes the traffic gets distributed to EC2 instances across the various available sources. Along with this, it also distributes the traffic to dynamic addition and the Amazon EC2 hosts removals from the load-balancing rotation.

Elastic Load Balancing:

 Elastic Load Balancing

This load balancing can easily shrink and increase the capacity of load balancing by tuning some of the traffic demands and supporting sticky sessions to have advanced routing services.

Amazon Cloud Front:

 Amazon Cloud Front

Amazon Cloud Front is mostly used for the delivery of content that is directly used for website delivery. The content in the Amazon Cloud Front can also be the type of content such as static, dynamic as well as streaming content that can also take the usage of global network locations as well. From the user end, the content can be requested in an automatic way based on the nearest location that also shows the diverse effect on the performance which will be enhanced in the right way. There will be no commitments in the monthly wise and the contracts.

Elastic Load Balancer:

  Elastic Load Balancer

Elastic Load Balancer is mainly used to deliver the required traffic to the web servers and it also helps to improve the performance in a large manner. This Elastic Load Balancing can easily have growth in a dynamic way and also the load-balancing capacity can be shrunk based on certain traffic conditions.

Security Management:

Security Management

It also makes sure to provide a security feature namely known as security groups. It will also work the same as the inbound network firewall and will also have to specify the ports, protocols, and also source IP ranges where all these can be reached to the EC2 instances. With the help of specific subnets or else IP addresses, the security groups can be configured that can also limit the access to EC2 instances effectively.

Elastic Cache:

Elastic Cache

Amazon Elastic Cache is an efficient web service where the memory cache can be managed in the cloud with ease. This cache plays a vital role in terms of memory management and will also help to reduce the service’s load in a reliable manner. It also makes sure to enhance the performance along with the scalability on the tier of the database by caching the information which is used in a frequent manner.

Amazon RDS:

Amazon RDS

Amazon Relational Database Service helps to deliver the same access that is similar to the MySql, Microsoft SQL Server database engine or else Microsoft SQL. These applications, queries, and tools will be useful in the Amazon RDS as well.

AWS Well-Architected Framework

The AWS Cloud computing is increasing in a rapid manner over the past few years and its high demand delivers disruptive opportunities. It has come up with high-performance scalability, reliability, agility, and responsibilities with certain design principles to run AWS on system efficiency.

What is the Importance of AWS Architecture?

AWS architecture diagrams are mostly used to enhance the solution with the help of powerful drawing tools, plenty of pre-designed icons of Amazon, and the various simple icons that are used for the creation of the AWS diagrams of the Architecture.

AWS Architecture also makes sure to provide incredible services based on the web technologies, uploading and unloading of virtual servers, the selection service and the service of transferring messages, etc. Moreover, the resources of AWS can be available worldwide and can also be able to deploy solutions exactly where the customers are required of them.

Here are the main benefits of AWS Architecture and its uses:

  • It has a wide range of benefits from the massive economies of the scale
  • It also helps to stop guessing capacity and can easily achieve higher economic rates which can easily translate from the lower prices to the upper prices.
  • It can easily enhance the agility and the speed that can reduce the time to complete a task.

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