4 AWS Best Practices For Improving Performance
The AWS Well-Architected Framework allows you to implement designs consistently and examine architectures that can grow and change with your business. The framework is built on five pillars. Each pillar has best practices recommended by AWS to help you create an efficient and successful workload.
The Performance Efficiency Pillar
The Performance Efficiency pillar of the AWS Well-Architected Framework focuses on using resources efficiently to support your cloud-based system and uphold that efficiency level as demand changes.
4 Best Practices
Within the Performance Efficiency pillar, there are four best practices to guide you in your system development.
It’s important to select the best performing architecture for your cloud-based systems. A well-architected workload incorporates various solutions because their differing features can enhance the system’s performance efficiency. A crucial part of the selection process is choosing the best resources.
Compute resources for AWS come in three forms: instances, functions, and containers. When making choices about your compute resources, you’ll need to use your knowledge of workload and cost requirements. Since resource selections in the cloud are flexible, you can experiment with your selections.
Storage is another key selection you’ll make as part of your AWS performance efficiency. Choose between object, block, and file storage in the cloud depending on your system requirements.
With AWS, you’ll also choose your database. Different kinds of cloud databases remedy issues present in your workload. Once you identify the specific problems in your workload, you can select the database that base addresses them.
A network is shared between all aspects of your workload, meaning its impact is significant. To select the best network for your system, identify bandwidth, jitter, throughput, and latency requirements.
Best practices for performance efficiency include careful evaluation of the technologies and your workload components to ensure they’re as up-to-date as possible.
AWS innovation is continual and is driven forward by consumer demands. New features that can improve performance and architecture are released regularly, so it’s important to review your system frequently for possible areas of improvement.
After you make selections and your workload is running, it’s critical that you’re carefully monitoring the workload performance. Services like Amazon CloudWatch are available to give you actionable feedback about your system performance and the optimisation of resources.
Monitoring this data in real-time allows you to move swiftly when problems occur so you can rectify them before clients are impacted.
Architecting solutions require you to weigh the benefits of a solution against its implementation’s negative impacts. A trade-off can mean you’re exchanging consistency for latency to improve performance because there is a higher value in lower latency at that time.
Carefully review metrics to see how your trade-offs are affecting the workload and its performance efficiency.
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