2018/12/06 – Nextlink Solutions Architects have years of experience architecting solutions across a wide variety of business verticals and use cases. We have helped design and review close to 1000 architectures for our customers on AWS services.

But it is important for customers to continue to work with us to make sure that best practices are being used for designing and operating reliable, secure, efficient, and cost-effective systems in the cloud. After all, having well-architected systems greatly increases the likelihood of business success during the cloud transformation.

In order to implement successful designs that will scale over time, architectures should be evaluated based on what AWS calls the file pillars:

  1. Operational Excellence: The ability to run and monitor systems to deliver business value and to continually improve supporting processes and procedures.

  2. Security: The ability to protect information, systems, and assets while delivering business value through risk assessments and mitigation strategies.

  3. Reliability: The ability of a system to recover from infrastructure or service disruptions, dynamically acquire computing resources to meet demand, and mitigate disruptions such as misconfigurations or transient network issues.

  4. Performance Efficiency: The ability to use computing resources efficiently to meet system requirements, and to maintain that efficiency as demand changes and technologies evolve.

  5. Cost Optimization: The ability to run systems to deliver business value at the lowest price point.

Want to learn more about how Nextlink is using best practices to achieve these five pillars? Contact us today.

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