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The six pillars of the AWS Well-Architected Framework


The general design principles and specific AWS best practices are organized into six conceptual areas.


These conceptual areas form the pillars of the AWS Well-Architected Framework.


These six pillars are:


operational excellence,






performance efficiency,


cost optimization, and







AWS Well-Architected Tool


AWS provides a service for reviewing your workloads at no charge called the AWS Well-Architected
Tool (AWS WA Tool).


This is an AWS cloud service that provides a consistent process for reviewing and
measuring your architecture using the AWS Well-Architected Framework.


The AWS WA Tool provides recommendations for making workloads more reliable, secure, efficient, and cost-effective.



AWS Well-Architected Labs


There is also a repository of code and documentation called AWS Well-Architected Labs, which provides hands-on experience in implementing best practices with the AWS Cloud. See 


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