New Version Of AWS Well-Architected Framework Is Now Available

Changes made in new version make the best practices clearer, remove duplication, and explicitly call out the new best practices that Microsoft has identified as an important part of having great cloud workloads.

Amazon announced the availability of a new version of the AWS Well-Architected Framework, which is focused on four themes: removing perceived repetition, adding content areas to explicitly call out previously implied best practices, and revising best practices to provide clarity.
 
The company has also improved the usability of the AWS Well-Architected Tool.
 
Amazon said that it has added more topics to the Operational Excellence pillar. These topics specifically relate to the structure of an organization and how the culture in an organization supports those organizational choices. And, there are also additional best practices that have been identified and clarified in the existing areas of Prepare, Operate, and Evolve.
 
Well, the Security pillar now has one less question, which the company accomplished by refining the best practices and removing duplication. You will find the most changes in identity and access management and how to operate your workloads securely.
 
 
The Reliability pillar has been added with three more questions. These questions are based around your workload architecture. Well, these questions have been covered as part of failure management in the Reliability Pillar whitepaper since 2017, but they have elicited enough discussion and action with customers that Microsoft is now explicitly calling them out.
 
 
There are no changes in questions in the Performance Efficiency pillar but new Framework clarifies the best practices.
 
 
The Cost Optimization pillar is introducing a new section on Cloud Financial Management, which adds a new question along with the best practices linked with it.
 
 
According to Amazon, these changes make the best practices clearer, remove duplication, and explicitly call out the new best practices that the company has identified as an important part of having great cloud workloads.
 
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