Cloud Value Optimization Pro Tip 3 of ????

It’s Not the Journey, It’s the Destination

Step 3 – What does your architecture need to look like. Don’t get me wrong the journey is extremely important, that’s your plan to get to the destination; yes, you need a plan. First things first, you need to establish your end state, how do you determine the best route if you don’t first determine where you’re going?

Using everything you learned in pro tips 1 and 2 you can establish what your environment needs to look like to honor business requirements and intent.  That, of course, is much easier said than done; Where do you start?

Start with Microsoft Azure’s Well Architected Framework, Microsoft’s multi-pillar framework to improve the quality of your workload. The framework consists of 5 pillars meant to align with heuristics for designing a workload to be just as it sounds, a “well architected framework”.

The five pillars are:

  • Cost Optimization
  • Operational Excellence
  • Performance Efficiency
  • Reliability
  • Security

Considering these 5 tenets in your design should go without saying…. But sometimes you just have to say it anyway. Go here for your introduction to the framework and continue digging into the topic.