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Cloud Architecture Review (CAR)

Optimise your cloud environment in line with the
best practices. Be Well Architected!

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Cloud first, means architected first

Being on the cloud is not enough. It is critical to have the right understanding of state of the workload and get an insightful understanding of your architectural best practices. Your business should always have the optimal mix of infra, solutions and spends. Only then will you be able to take home the dividends of the cloud’s promise - of agility, scalability, responsiveness and business impact. Simply put it is vital for businesses to align their workloads – measure and improve, based on the business and technical objectives. To get a handle on all of this, you need a well architected and optimised cloud environment. Find out how with Minfy.

What is the CAR framework

The AWS guided Cloud-Architected Framework describes the key concepts, design principles, and architectural best practices for designing and running workloads in the cloud. By answering a set of foundational questions, you learn how well your architecture aligns with cloud best practices and are provided guidance for making improvements.

Pillars Principle

Design

Questions

Why the CAR framework

The framework is an action oriented one which helps businesses build and deploy infrastructure faster on the cloud. While doing so it helps in lowering and mitigating risks. The Framework delivers insights that enable informed decisions and as the cycle progresses teams end up learning and making AWS best practices as part of their customer driven culture.

How does CAR work

1. DISCOVERY

Identify the workload and scope, and meet key stakeholders to understand clients business and context

2. REVIEW

Deep dive review by a
CAR SME along with
client stakeholders on
both the business and
IT context

3. FINDINGS

CAR report generated
detailing current and
desired states of the
architecture with
severity categorization.

4. MILESTONES

Debriefing CAR report
for customer approval
for remediation leading
to generatio

5. REMEDIATION

Remediation of all
critical issues found
during the Discovery
phase. Fix issues and
deficiencies to meet
milestones

START

MILESTONES ACHIEVED

START

1. DISCOVERY

Identify the workload and scope, and meet key stakeholders to understand clients business and context

2. REVIEW

Deep dive review by a
CAR SME along with
client stakeholders on
both the business and
IT context

3. FINDINGS

CAR report generated
detailing current and
desired states of the
architecture with
severity categorization.

4. MILESTONES

Debriefing CAR report
for customer approval
for remediation leading
to generatio

5. REMEDIATION

Remediation of all
critical issues found
during the Discovery
phase. Fix issues and
deficiencies to meet
milestones

MILESTONES ACHIEVED

Five Pillars of CAR

Operational Excellence

The operational excellence pillar focuses on running and monitoring systems to deliver business value, and continually improving processes and procedures. Key topics include automating changes, responding to events, and defining standards to manage daily operations.

Security

The security pillar focuses on protecting information and systems. Key topics include confidentiality and integrity of data, identifying and managing who can do what with privilege management, protecting systems, and establishing controls to detect security events.

Reliability

The reliability pillar focuses on ensuring a workload performs its intended function correctly and consistently when it’s expected to. A resilient workload quickly recovers from failures to meet business and customer demand. Key topics include distributed system design, recovery planning, and how to handle change.

Performance Efficiency

The performance efficiency pillar focuses on using IT and computing resources efficiently. Key topics include selecting the right resource types and sizes based on workload requirements, monitoring performance, and making informed decisions to maintain efficiency as business needs evolve.

Cost Optimization

The cost optimization pillar focuses on avoiding unnecessary costs. Key topics include understanding and controlling where money is being spent, selecting the most appropriate and right number of resource types, analyzing spend over time, and scaling to meet business needs without overspending

“Pillars are not merely symbols of strength. They are the ones which give stability and lead structures into posterity. Thoughts and plans are pillars too. ”

Who benefits from CAR

Security

Lurking security issues get identified and remedial action suggested

Operations

Guidance on reducing the overhead in managing systems

Finance

Ideal pay-out benchmarking and insights

Customer Support

Insights and advisory framework on improving response time to end customer impacting incidents

Product Management

How to make application available on a continuing and purposive basis

Customer Gains from CAR

40%

Cost Savings by adapting the Minfy recommended Framework

90%

Customers leveraged advanced services to improve their workloads

8 HRS

Time taken to get a Minfy CAR done for your cloud architecture

150+

And counting successful cloud optimization done globally

Our Shared Successes

Cloud Architected Review

Security Surveillance | USA

Minfy conducted a comprehensive well architected review, proposing alterations for increased operational excellence, performance efficiency, cost optimization and reliability.

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CAR Customers

Tailor-made Plans

Silver

Based on Customer priority any two pillars of the CAR framework will be selected for review. The exercise will involve a 1-day review bundled with

Gold

For architectures of monthly spends between $1000 - $5000, a 2-day review activity with a deep dive into the architecture across all pillars bundled with 8 days of remediation support delivered by a Minfy CAR expert remotely.

Platinum

For architectures of monthly spends between $5000 - $20,000, a 3-day review activity with a deep dive into the architecture across all pillars bundled with 20 days of remediation support delivered by a Minfy CAR expert both on-site and remote setup

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