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3-Reasons to undertake an Azure Well-Architected Review (WAR)

Before we jump into the discussion about a WAR in this post, I’m going to make the assumption that you’re at least familiar with the concepts of the Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework (WAF) and its 5 pillars. If not, please take a moment to jump to this page on ‘Getting to Know the Microsoft Azure WAFand then pop back.

With that said, the purpose of a review is to facilitate organisations in assessing and evaluating where they are in their Azure cloud migration journey and what their priorities are. Experts suggest that a WAR is undertaken periodically, the intervals will vary and depend on how rapidly your organisation is evolving but these reviews can easily be overlooked. So as a benchmark we suggest at least every 6 months, as this will ensure that your cloud infrastructure remains fit-for-purpose, cost-optimised, secure and scalable. 

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The Azure architecture framework and review offer a comprehensive report while evaluating a system against the Azure best practices. This assessment provides clarity about the existing cloud environment and the essential areas that need to be addressed.

Organisations can choose to evaluate a workload against the pillars that matter the most during the evaluation. For example, if needed, a user could look at reliability, performance, and security before moving to the other pillars. The main benefits that the Azure Well-Architected cloud solution offers to organizations are:

Optimized workloads

Enterprises have the opportunity to be more efficient, productive, and cost-effective as they optimise and rearchitect workloads as per business needs. Ease of scalability and secure access allow organisations to make organisations customize their approach to respond to emerging scenarios.

Risk mitigation

As an organisation designs and builds its cloud architecture, it can better analyse and control risks by gaining clear visibility across data streams, the ability to apprehend threats and take pre-emptive actions.

Acceleration and Invention

With controlled risks and optimised workload, it is now possible for organisations to discover new applications and services to build and deploy with speed. Agility to introduce new products and roll out applications without disrupting business as usual gives organisations room to innovate with confidence and ease.

The Azure Well-Architected Framework and Review have provided organisations with a litmus test to understand their cloud architecture and performance better. Robust and well-defined cloud infrastructures help organisations combat the challenges of the new-normal better by having a grip over their business requirements and the technology response to these requirements. This, in turn, would help those organisations listen to their customers and provide better services while they disrupt, innovate and create enhanced experiences.


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Having a certified Microsoft Gold Partner by your side who has “been there, done that” many times before can help ensure you don’t fall into any security pitfalls.

Our Well-Architected Reviews (WAR) are designed to help you build the most secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure possible for your applications.

We start by reviewing your current architecture, provide valuable insight, and deliver guidance to help you make cost-effective improvements for your business needs, all while utilising the time-tested Azure five-pillar framework.

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