1- Cost Optimization: The cost optimization pillar includes the ability to avoid or eliminate unneeded cost or sub-optimal resources.
2- Performance Efficiency: The performance efficiency pillar includes the ability to use computing resources efficiently to meet system requirements and to maintain that efficiency as demand changes and technologies evolve.
3- Security: The security pillar includes the ability to protect information, systems, and assets while delivering business value through risk assessments and mitigation strategies.
4- Reliability: The reliability pillar includes the ability of a system to recover from infrastructure or service disruptions, dynamically acquire computing resources to meet demand, and mitigate disruptions such as misconfigurations or transient network issues.
5- Operational Excellence: The operational excellence pillar includes the ability to run and monitor systems to deliver business value and to continually improve supporting processes and procedures.