Expert AWS Cloud Optimisation:
The Well-Architected Review

Cloud optimisation from CirrusHQ comes in the form of an AWS Well-Architected Review. helping to identify cost savings, improve application performance, and reduce security risks in your AWS environment.

What is Cloud Optimisation?

Cloud optimisation involves eliminating cloud resource waste and ensuring the right resources to a workload or application are selected and allocated in order to boost performance. When workload performance, compliance, and cost are correctly and continually balanced against the best-fit infrastructure in real time, efficiency is achieved.

No matter how long you’ve been operating in the cloud, you’ve likely realised how challenging it is to understand precisely where your cloud resources are allocated. This, in turn, drives your costs and time. Cloud optimisation offers many benefits, including the ability to scale up and down easily to meet the needs of your business. The problem is, unless you’re using the right tools and services, your costs can spiral out of control quickly. If you do not have the right cost visibility, you will not know why your costs are rising and what can be done to improve and save money.

Cloud optimisation does not just focus on cloud cost optimisation – while this is a major component of a solid cloud optimisation strategy – it is not the sole focus. Cloud optimisation should also focus on improving a businesses collaboration, software quality, cloud application performance and more.

This is where cloud optimisation from CirrusHQ Cloud experts comes in – find out more about our AWS well-architected review and how it can benefit your business.

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Keep your Cloud Optimised and Secure with an AWS Well-Architected Review

We understand that staying up to date with the pace of AWS innovation can be a challenge and requires expert knowledge and a set of best practices to get the most out of your architecture.

Our AWS Certified Solutions Architects and Well-Architected Ambassadors leverage their expertise to undertake a deep-dive review into the performance of your existing AWS workloads. We then recommend how these workloads can be re-architected so that they adhere to best practices and meet your business goals.

From this we develop an action plan with you, to carry out recommended remediations.  Once a plan is agreed we will also assist you in applying for $5000 of AWS service credits from AWS to offset the costs of CirrusHQ carrying out the improvement or remediation work.

Benefits of an AWS Well-Architected Review

It can be challenging to keep up with the pace of AWS innovation. To achieve optimal results within your cloud infrastructure, it is necessary to have expert knowledge and a set of best practices. An AWS Well-Architected Review anticipates where failure may happen and includes professional services to implement agreed recommendations. The cost of the review and agreed remediation is underwritten by AWS to help ensure you can save time and money, today and down the road.

Find out how an AWS Well-Architected Review from CirrusHQ can benefit your business:

Operational Excellence – In order to ensure continuous improvement of your cloud-based infrastructure, an AWS review can confirm your platform adheres to industry best practices and AWS design principles.

Cost Optimisation – CirrusHQ’s AWS reviews can help you control and analyse costs in order to scale your business while having full transparency of your AWS spending.

Optimal Security – Working with a qualified AWS partner means you can rest assured knowing all your vital information and systems are protected and secure ensuring the integrity of your data.

Reliability – An AWS review helps to minimise business impact from failures and enables rapid recovery from incidents, and personal device policies, especially when taking advantage of remote working.

Performance Efficiency – CirrusHQ reviews your IT and computing resources to ensure they are being used efficiently. This includes selecting the right resource types and sizes based on the workload requirements, monitoring performance, and making informed decisions to maintain efficiency as the business evolves.

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Why Do I Need an AWS Well-Architected Review?

Perhaps you haven’t carried out a health-check of your workloads since they were launched (AWS recommends you conduct a review every 12-18 months). Maybe you want to take advantage of one or more of the hundreds of services AWS introduce every year – services your in-house teams may not yet be able to deploy. Or, maybe you think your workloads are costing more than they should and are looking for better value for your spend. Whatever the reason, the Review can create a business case for re-architecting your workloads and can revolutionise how the AWS Cloud works for you.

If you’re interested in a Well-Architected Review, done by the first and only UK-based Consulting Partner to hold the Well-Architected Framework certification as well as the AWS Education Competency, then contact us now so we can arrange a time that best suits you to discuss this further.

Download “5 reasons you need a Well-Architected Review“.

Why CirrusHQ should Deliver your Well-Architected Review

We are a 100% exclusively AWS cloud business, enabling us to have a broad
and deep expertise while our high customer rating – NPS score +82 shows we
care about our customers and provide excellent service. Also with 14 years
experience architecting solutions with DevOps, Managed Cloud, Migration to
AWS, CI/CD it enables our teams to have the widest experience and skill to
support you through Well-Architected Review and, if needed, beyond.

  • Delivered over 200+ Well-Architected Reviews
  • Identified over 2,000+ Well-Architected Review High-Risk Issues
  • Over 2,400 hours of Reviews
  • 50 + accreditations between our Engineering Teams

CirrusHQ are highly certified as an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner and Well-Architected Framework Certified.

The Five Pillars of the Well-Architected Framework

Our experts review your workloads against five pillars:

Performance Efficiency ensures your workload is running optimally.

Reliability minimises business impact from failures and enables rapid recovery from incidents.

Security protects critical systems and ensures data integrity.

Cost Optimisation controls and analyses costs so you can scale your business whilst having full transparency of your AWS spend.

Operational Excellence confirms your platform complies with best practice and AWS design principles and that the right monitoring is in place to allow for continuous improvement.

How to get Started

Define – We will help you identify workloads to be reviewed from simple static websites to complex microservices architectures with multiple data stores and many components. – 30 mins

Review – A report is produced aligning the workload with AWS best practices. Items are categorised as Critical, Needs Improvement or Meets Best Practice along with an action plan of all remediation. – 8–16 hours

Remediate – We will work with you to develop an action plan, to carry out recommended remediations.  We will also assist you in applying for $5000 of AWS service credits from AWS* to offset against the costs of CirrusHQ carrying out the improvement or remediation work.