Creating foundations with AWS
The third pillar of AWS’s Well-Architected Framework is Reliability. A workload or company that only works some of the time causes delays in production, problems with security, and an overall reduction in revenue.
The Reliability pillar has four best practices to help your workload run without issue all the time. The first of the best practices, Foundations, deals with creating an overall basis for your company and workloads.
What Are Foundational Requirements?
Before you can create any project-based workloads, you must first establish foundational requirements that ensure reliability. These requirements vary for each company but often include topics like internet connection, ensuring you have enough bandwidth for your data center, and maintaining a steady electricity supply.
If you use AWS services, many of these foundational requirements are already present. However, WOLK can help you ensure you have all the necessary foundational requirements for your company’s needs.
Creating Foundations for Managing Quotas
Another aspect of maintaining a reliable workload is ensuring you have achievable service quotas or limits. These quotas mean you won’t overload your workload, causing a temporary shutdown or slowdown, which could affect your business.
To create these quotas, follow AWS’s foundational best practices.
● Know your limits:Your first step is to understand your service limits, any planned increases in quotas, and any limits your resources, like storage capacity, could place on your workload.
● Place quotas across databases:If you work with multiple AWS services or regions, ensure you have quotas in place everywhere that work for each workload.
● Create foundations with architecture:Use architecture to design a foundation that operates within your quotas and service limits.
● Monitor:An essential aspect of a successful workload is consistent monitoring.
● Automation:You can use automated processes to monitor and manage your service quotas, removing human error potential and ensuring you catch any problems quickly.
● Plan for failures:Don’t set your foundations to the maximum limit of your service quotas. In the event of a failure, you want to ensure you can continue to deliver your products or services on time to your clients. Leave a buffer zone.
These best practices can help you ensure reliable foundations for your workloads, helping you to maintain good relationships with your clients and keeping your business profitable.
Create an Effective Foundation With AWS and WOLK
WOLK is an experienced Partner of the AWS Well-Architected Framework, and we offer reviews to companies of all types. In your free, initial consultation, we review your company practices, checking for compliance with the Framework. If we find any problem areas, we identify them and offer you solutions to ensure you comply with the Framework and help you develop a solid foundation for your company.
Contact us today to arrange your consultation.