Well-Architected Framework

Reliam’s Well-Architected Framework follows in the footsteps of formally defined processes for ensuring your organization's ability to build and deploy to the cloud faster, lower and mitigate risks, make informed decisions regarding services, and take complete advantage of defined best practices.

Leverage Best-In-Class Architecture

This structured approach leverages proven strategies and reference architectures to help your organization compare its workload against validated best practices in order to obtain the best solution possible. Ultimately, this framework allows an organization to review and improve their cloud-based architectures and better understand the business impact of their design decisions.

Reliam utilizes multiple pillars within this structured approach in order to fully validate a cloud architecture:


The ability to protect information, systems, and assets while delivering business value through risk assessments and mitigation strategies.


The ability of a system to recover from infrastructure or service failures, dynamically acquire computing resources to meet demand, and mitigate disruptions such as misconfigurations or transient network issues.

Performance Efficiency

The ability to use computing resources efficiently to meet system requirements, and to maintain that efficiency as demand changes and technologies evolve.

Cost Optimization

The ability to avoid or eliminate unneeded cost or suboptimal resources.

Operational Excellence

The ability to run and monitor systems to deliver business value and to continually improve supporting processes and procedures.

When architecting solutions, you make trade-offs between pillars based upon your organizational context. These business decisions can drive your engineering priorities. You might optimize to reduce cost at the expense of reliability in development environments, or for mission-critical solutions you might optimize reliability with increased costs. Security and Operational Excellence are generally not traded-off against other pillars.

Reliam can help your organization better understand these trade-offs, eliminating guesswork and technical debt.