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Build workloads with confidence using proven best practices
Actionable & simple-to-use deep technical resources to design workloads that show results
Know where to focus to optimize workloads

Get to know the Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework

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Leverage how-to guides and reference materials through Well-Architected Framework documentation

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Assess workload architecture across the five pillars with the Well-Architected Review

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Learn how to build great solutions with the Well-Architected Framework

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Manage and optimize your cloud costs to focus on what matters most

Monitor and analyze your Azure bill. Set budgets, allocate spending to your teams and projects, and forecast costs for future investments.

Cost optimize your Azure workloads with best practices for Azure resource management and workload design and architecture. Save with Azure offers and licensing terms.

Put cost controls and guardrails in place in your Azure environment to allow your teams to go fast while complying with your spending policies and objectives.

Learn more about cost optimization on Azure.

Design and operate mission-critical systems with confidence

Define availability and recovery requirements based on decomposed workloads and business needs.

Use architectural best practices to identify possible failure points in your proposed/existing architecture and determine how the application will respond to failure.

Test with simulations and forced failovers to test both detection and recovery from various failures.

Deploy the application consistently using reliable and repeatable processes.

Monitor application health to detect failures, monitor indicators of potential failures, and gauge the health of your applications.

Finally, respond to failures and disasters by determining how best to address it based on established strategies.

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Check back soon for brand-new resources and tools dedicated to the Security pillar of the Well-Architected Framework!

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Check back soon for brand-new resources and tools dedicated to the Performance Efficiency pillar of the Well-Architected Framework!

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Check back soon for brand-new resources and tools dedicated to the Operations Excellence pillar of the Well-Architected Framework!

Resources & Tools

Well-Architected Framework Overview

Get an overview of the Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework, learn how to overcome workload quality inhibitors, and discover available resources and tools to architect and optimize workloads for success.

Cost Optimization Overview

Get an overview of cost optimization, and learn to understand, forecast, optimize, and control costs. Also review other available tools and resources.

Reliability Review Overview

Get an introduction to Azure Reliability Reviews, understand key outcomes, and discuss stakeholder scenarios.

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