SUS06-BP02 Keep your workload up-to-date - AWS Well-Architected Framework (2022-03-31)

SUS06-BP02 Keep your workload up-to-date

Up-to-date operating systems, libraries, and applications can improve workload efficiency and enable easier adoption of more efficient technologies. Up-to-date software might also include features to measure the sustainability impact of your workload more accurately, as vendors deliver features to meet their own sustainability goals.

Common anti-patterns:

  • You assume your current architecture will become static with no updates over time.

  • You do not have any systems or a regular cadence to evaluate if updated software and packages are compatible with your workload.

  • You introduce architecture changes over time without justification.

Benefits of establishing this best practice: By establishing a process to keep your workload up to date, you will be able to adopt new features and capabilities, resolve issues, and improve workload efficiency.

Level of risk exposed if this best practice is not established: Low

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