Posted On: Dec 13, 2018
AWS Systems Manager now enables customers to use Automation at scale using a pay-per-use model. The existing limit of 25,000 basic steps will be increased to a new free tier of 100,000 basic steps per account per month.
Previously, there was a service limit of 25,000 steps in account executions per month. Now, this limit is removed so you can scale the number of actions. Pricing for steps beyond the free tier is $0.002 per basic step. A basic step is an action performed in the Automation workflow execution in the local account and Region. Multi-account and multi-Region actions are considered special steps and are priced separately. See the Pricing page for details.
Systems Manager Automation is a platform with curated runbooks for AWS resource management. You can perform common IT tasks such as creating backups and starting/stopping Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS instances at scale with velocity controls. You can also implement complex tasks such as Amazon Machine Image (AMI) building, EC2 rescue, and patching Auto Scaling groups. Systems Manager is available in all commercial Regions and GovCloud (US).