What is AWS Well-Architected Tool? - AWS Well-Architected Tool

We have released a new version of the Well-Architected Framework. We also added new and updated lenses to the Lens Catalog. Learn more about the changes.

What is AWS Well-Architected Tool?

AWS Well-Architected Tool (AWS WA Tool) is a service in the cloud that provides a consistent process for measuring your architecture using AWS best practices. AWS WA Tool helps you throughout the product lifecycle by:

  • Assisting with documenting the decisions that you make

  • Providing recommendations for improving your workload based on best practices

  • Guiding you in making your workloads more reliable, secure, efficient, and cost-effective

You can use AWS WA Tool to document and measure your workload using the best practices from the AWS Well-Architected Framework. These best practices were developed by AWS Solutions Architects based on their years of experience building solutions across a wide variety of businesses. The framework provides a consistent approach for measuring architectures and provides guidance for implementing designs that scale with your needs over time.

In addition to AWS best practices, you can use custom lenses to measure your workload using your own best practices. You can tailor the questions in a custom lens to be specific to a particular technology or to help you meet the governance needs within your organization. Custom lenses extend the guidance provided by the AWS lenses.

Integrations with AWS Trusted Advisor and AWS Service Catalog AppRegistry helps you more easily discover the information needed to answer Well-Architected review questions.

This service is intended for those involved in technical product development, such as chief technology officers (CTOs), architects, developers, and operations team members. AWS customers use AWS WA Tool to document their architectures, provide product launch governance, and to understand and manage the risks in their technology portfolio.