Definition - AWS Well-Architected Framework


There are six best practice areas for sustainability in the cloud:

  • Region selection

  • Alignment to demand

  • Software and architecture

  • Data

  • Hardware and services

  • Process and culture

Sustainability in the cloud is a nearly continuous effort focused primarily on energy reduction and efficiency across all components of a workload by achieving the maximum benefit from the resources provisioned and minimizing the total resources required. This effort can range from the initial selection of an efficient programming language, adoption of modern algorithms, use of efficient data storage techniques, deploying to correctly sized and efficient compute infrastructure, and minimizing requirements for high-powered end user hardware.