Get Started with the Well-Architected Workloads Report

To run your business securely in the cloud, you need a solid, well thought-out infrastructure that will keep your data secure and adhere to industry security guidelines.

With the Well-Architected Tool, a free service designed by Amazon Web Services (AWS), you can create an infrastructure that fits your business today and helps you scale for tomorrow.

The purpose of the Well-Architected Tool is to help you analyze the state of your workloads and compare them to the latest AWS architectural best practices. To expand on the capabilities of this tool, CloudCheckr has created the List of Well-Architected Workloads report, which will help you track and gain greater insight and visibility into your workloads.

Read on to learn more about the List of Well-Architected Workloads report.


Prerequisites

You must include the following IAM permissions in your Inventory policy:

  • "wellarchitected:Get*"
  • "wellarchitected:List*"

Procedures

Click a button to learn more about the requirements for Well-Architected Workloads report and its options:

You can access the report in CloudCheckr or CloudCheckr CMx:

  1. Go to the left navigation pane and choose: Inventory > Well-Architected > List of Workloads in CloudCheckr or Resources > Well-Architected> List of Workloads in CloudCheckr CMx.

    By default, this report is disabled.

  2. Click the link located in the message text:

    Enabling the report is a one-time action that creates the connection between the AWS Well-Architected Tool and CloudCheckr—allowing our software to collect the Well-Architected Tool data from AWS and build the report based on that data.

The List of Well-Architected Workloads report follows the standard Inventory/Resources report model, which allows you to manage the displayed columns and filter data based on user-defined criteria.

Here is a more detailed breakdown of the data captured in this report:

Each row in the report represents a workload:

A workload is a collection of technological and business components that deliver value to your cloud deployment. Examples of workloads range from the more straightforward—like e-commerce websites—to the more complex—like the back-end configurations in a mobile app or analytical platforms.

Click to view a summary of a workload in the CloudCheckr user interface (UI).

Here is an example of the top-level summary details about the first workload in our report list:

The Workload summary shows key details like AWS account ID, AWS region, industry, owner, and risks.

You will also see a Milestones section. Milestones offer a snapshot of the state of a workload at a particular point in time.

Click to drill into the details of each milestone.

Each milestone contains:

a Milestone Summary section:

a Lenses section:

A lens is one of the three domain technologies supported by the workload:

  • serverless
  • High Performance Computing
  • IoT (Internet of Things)

a Pillars section:

A pillar is one of the five ways that the Well-Architected Framework evaluates cloud architectures:

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

How did we do?