Lenses - AWS Well-Architected Tool

New integrations with AWS Trusted Advisor and AWS Service Catalog AppRegistry improve workload discovery and speed up your workload reviews.

Lenses

Lenses provide a way for you to consistently measure your architectures against best practices and identify areas for improvement. The AWS Well-Architected Framework Lens is automatically applied when a workload is defined.

A workload can have one or more lenses applied. Each lens has its own set of questions, best practices, notes, and improvement plan.

The following lenses are provided by AWS:

  • The Serverless Lens focuses on designing, deploying, and architecting your serverless application workloads in the AWS Cloud. This lens covers scenarios such as RESTful microservices, mobile app backends, stream processing, and web applications. Using this lens helps you apply best practices when building serverless application workloads on AWS.

    For more information, see the Serverless Applications Lens whitepaper.

  • The SaaS Lens focuses on designing, deploying, and architecting your software as a service (SaaS) workloads in the AWS Cloud. Using this lens helps you apply best practices when building SaaS workloads on AWS.

    For more information, see the SaaS Lens whitepaper.

  • The FTR Lens is designed for independent software vendors (ISVs) preparing for a Foundational Technical Review (FTR) in the AWS Partner Network (APN). It provides a set of specific questions for ISVs to perform a workload self-assessment before requesting a review.

Up to 20 lenses can be added to a workload.

You also can create and use your own custom lenses, or use custom lenses that have been shared with you.

If a lens is removed from a workload, the data associated with the lens is retained. The data is restored if you add the lens back to the workload.

For more information about AWS provided lenses, visit AWS Well-Architected Lenses.