Serverless Applications Lens - AWS Well-Architected Framework - Serverless Applications Lens

Serverless Applications Lens - AWS Well-Architected Framework

Publication date: July 14, 2022 (Document revisions)

This document describes the Serverless Applications Lens for the AWS Well-Architected Framework. The document covers common serverless applications scenarios and identifies key elements to ensure that your workloads are architected according to best practices.


The AWS Well-Architected Framework helps you understand the pros and cons of decisions you make while building systems on AWS. By using the Framework, you will learn architectural best practices for designing and operating reliable, secure, efficient, and cost-effective systems in the cloud. It provides a way for you to consistently measure your architectures against best practices and identify areas for improvement. We believe that having well-architected systems greatly increases the likelihood of business success.

In this Lens we focus on how to design, deploy, and architect your serverless application workloads in the AWS Cloud. For brevity, we have only covered details from the Well-Architected Framework that are specific to serverless workloads. You should still consider best practices and questions that have not been included in this document when designing your architecture. We recommend that you read the AWS Well-Architected Framework whitepaper.

This document is intended for those in technology roles, such as Chief Technology Officers (CTOs), architects, developers, and operations team members. After reading this document, you will understand AWS best practices and strategies to use when designing architectures for serverless applications.

Custom lens availability

Custom lenses extend the best practice guidance provided by AWS Well-Architected Tool. AWS WA Tool allows you to create your own custom lenses, or to use lenses created by others that have been shared with you.

To determine if a custom lens is available for the lens described in this whitepaper, reach out to your Technical Account Manager (TAM), Solutions Architect (SA), or AWS Support.