Operational Excellence


  • General Best Practices Video — 00:08:10
    • In the final episode of this course, you will review best practices related to high availability, scaling and continued learning. Consider this an important checkpoint in the learning process. If you do not fully understand any of the concepts in this episode, go back and review the chapters and episodes related to the concept in question. As the close to the course, this episode is your measurement of knowledge gained and a great foundation point for designing well-architected AWS solutions.

  • Cost Optimization Video — 00:06:51
    • So, we have availability, performance, and security, but, are we accomplishing it with the least cost? In this episode, you will see how to design for cost optimization in AWS.

  • Secure Design Video — 00:08:09
    • As you know, availability and performance are important, but it’s also important to ensure security of the implemented solution. In this episode, you will explore the AWS best practices for secure design.

  • Performant Design Video — 00:09:17
    • Now that you understand resilient design, you will apply it to the Widget Makers requirements. See how to offer resilient design for processing, databases, storage and more.

  • Resilient Design Video — 00:07:49
    • Resiliency is important in any modern application. Organizations require that their applications and services be there when they need them. In this episode you will explore the concepts and practical implementation methods available to architect a resilient AWS solution.

  • The Operational Excellence Process Video — 00:08:17
    • Buzzwords abound in Information Technology. Well-architected framework. Operational Excellence. There are just two such phrases and they are covered in this episode to ensure you grasp what they mean and why they are important.

  • Cost Optimization Scenario Video — 00:05:08
    • It’s time to take the final pass at our design for Widget Makers. In this episode, we will see how we can keep costs down while accomplishing availability, performance and security for the AWS solution.

  • Secure Design Scenario Video — 00:05:16
    • Now that you know the best practices for secure design, let’s see how we can apply them to Widget Makers’ needs in this episode.

  • Performant Design Scenario Video — 00:06:07
    • With an understanding of performant design, it’s time to apply it to Widget Makers. In this episode, see how you can implement a well-performing solution for the intended AWS uses of Widget Makers.

  • Resilient Design Scenario Video — 00:05:02
    • Now that you understand resilient design, you will apply it to the Widget Makers requirements. See how to offer resilient design for processing, databases, storage and more.

  • Widget Makers Scenario Video — 00:06:33
    • In this episode, we present a scenario that will be used throughout this chapter. Widget Makers needs an AWS solution and we’re going to help them implement it with some solid design recommendations.


Course description

Now that you have all the components, it’s time to focus on putting the pieces together and making sure the whole system functions. In this course, you’ll look at the operational excellence process, including resilient design, performant design, secure design, cost optimization and more, with scenarios for multiple designs.

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