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The 6 Pillars of AWS Well-Architected Framework

Be free while still using best practices.

Are you familiar with the six pillars of the AWS Well-Architected Framework? You should be, since they are designed to ensure your AWS infrastructure is built and runs optimally, using industry best-practices.

The pillars are: Operational Excellence, Security, Reliability, Performance Efficiency, Cost Optimization and Sustainability. They are critical to your cloud success, and nOps can help you achieve compliance with these best-practices, and improve continuously on all five. We’re on it, while you’re busy running your business.

Our innovative customers know we’ve got this.

What is AWS Well- Architected?

AWS solutions architects have identified best practices for architecting systems in the cloud. The result is the AWS Well-Architected Framework based on six pillars: Cost Optimization, Security, Reliability, Performance Efficiency, Operational Excellence and Sustainability.

AWS Well-Architected Framework Reviews, where critical workloads are assessed for compliance with the five pillars of Well-Architected, make the Framework actionable.

Why is this important to your business? A Well-Architected infrastructure can drive business results like reducing costs or security and compliance risk, improving the reliability of your core systems for better customer experiences, and much more.

How does nOps support AWS Well-Architected?

nOps provides automated discovery of your infrastructure’s alignment with AWS Well-Architected Framework guidelines and will accelerate and improve the accuracy of a Well-Architected Review
or other AWS infrastructure assessment.

What’s more, since alignment with Well-Architected guidance should be monitored continuously (best practices are not one-and-done), nOps provides continuous compliance feedback on the health of your AWS infrastructure. This is powerful — as a follow-on to your Review or simply to drive good cloud practices.

nOps features

Cost Optimization

Save 18-50% in AWS costs with nOps drill-down cost dashboards, Spot Instances, and Reserved Instances planning.


Get real-time notifications of security risks, comply with industry standards (like HIPAA, SOC 2), with detailed audit trails.


Mitigate business disruptions with nOps alerts on changes to your AWS environment and rules-powered recover

Performance Efficiency

Optimize AWS resources with nOps alerts on underutilized resources, plus resource usage by user, and Jira integration.

Operational Excellence

Get instant visibility to infrastructure changes, configuration history, and change requests.


Streamline and manage your workloads in the cloud with nOps automatic recommendations.

Cost optimization

Identify, eliminate, and avoid unneeded costs and underutilized resources — save 18-50% or more.


Get real-time, continuous notifications of security risks and non-compliance, to avoid breaches and achieve compliance with industry standards.


Mitigate infrastructure or service disruptions, with nOps monitoring and alerts for:

Performance efficiency

Maintain efficiency of computing resources as demand changes and technologies evolve, with nOps monitoring and alerts for:

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