Cloud Architecture Review

Keep your cloud assets optimized with an architectural assessment based on your cloud platforms’ Well-Architected Framework.
Well-Architected Review

What is a Cloud Architecture Review?

Cloud computing is one of the most important tools your organization can use to address its business needs. It’s cost-efficient and helps companies of all sizes secure the resources needed to compete in a modern business landscape.

Naturally, you want to get the most out of those benefits, so your cloud services are safe, efficient, and give you the most bang for your buck. Regularly running an architectural assessment helps by showing you which elements can be optimized for better performance.

What Are the Benefits of a Cloud Architecture Review?

The Cloud Architecture Review is based on the six pillars of the Well-Architected Framework. Conducting a review will help you:

  • Get solutions to pressing issues and a prioritized roadmap of remediation goals — to provide immediate, quantifiable improvements for cost, security, reliability, operational excellence, and performance efficiency.
  • Identify potential security and compliance risk before they become a problem.
  • Reduce unnecessary expenses associated with your cloud infrastructure.
  • Optimize the performance of your cloud platform environment.
  • Improve customer experience, fast development cycles to respond to customer demands quicker.
  • Stay current with new services.

The six pillars

Operational Excellence

Continously deliver business value


Protect data, systems, and assets


Meet business demands quickly and consistently

Performance Efficiency

Maintain efficiency as you innovate

Cost Optimization

Deliver business value at the lowest cost


Reduce environmental, economic, and societal impact

How does a Cloud Architecture Review work?

1. Select the workload and Pillar(s).

Our Cloud Architects help you identify the workload and Pillar(s) to be reviewed (for AWS, Azure, GCP, and more.)

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

2. Perform the Well-Architected Review.

Our Cloud Architects will conduct a short workshop (usually 2-4 hours) to fully assess the workload against the respective pillar(s).

  • Collect and review business, infrastructure, and technical requirements.
  • Answer a series of key questions about the selected pillar.

3. Deliver detailed audit results document.

Our Cloud Architects will provide a detailed report that identifies Medium and High-Risk Issues with prioritized recommendations.

  • Review and discuss findings in detailed report.
  • Work with you on remediation plan to address and resolve any issues uncovered.

Our certified experts will work with you to deliver
a Cloud Architecture Review to keep your cloud solution optimized.

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Mark Edgett

VP, Digital Transformation

Brian Katz

VP, Strategy

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a Cloud Architecture Review take?

Depending on access to information, the client team, and timely feedback, First Line Software can deliver a report with recommendations and best course of action within 2-4 weeks.

How much does a Cloud Architecture Review cost?

First Line Software will provide an experienced team consisting of a solution architect and a cloud business analyst to generate a recommendation report and help prioritize and plan the implementation of the findings, usually for around $5,000. Based on the results and the execution of the recommendations, you can see immediate return on investment.

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