Cloud-Native Infrastructure

CCTH04 The Well-Architected Architect - Building Secure, Reliable, Cost-Efficient Solutions on Azure


2:30pm - 3:45pm

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Chris Ayers

Senior Customer Engineer


In the dynamic field of cloud computing, the architect's role is increasingly pivotal. Architects must navigate a complex landscape, considering everything from the overarching architecture and individual service configurations to the various trade-offs involved. Microsoft supports this multifaceted task by offering both the Azure Well-Architected Framework (WAF) and detailed service guides for its services.

  • The Azure Well-Architected Framework, detailing the pillars of Security, Reliability, Cost, Performance, and Operational Excellence.
  • The framework's application to Azure services, offering a nuanced perspective on optimization and best practices.
  • Fail Mode Analysis to understand service-level agreements (SLAs) and system resilience.
  • Tools and methodologies for validating and testing architectural designs.

By mastering these resources, professionals are better equipped to develop architectures that not only meet technical requirements but also advance business objectives and promote sustainability. This approach enhances their impact as cloud architects and fosters transformative architectural strategies.

You will learn:

  • About the Azure Well Architect Framework
  • About well Architected Service Guides
  • Tools for testing and validation