Posted On: Apr 22, 2020

AWS Organizations customers can now use AWS Control Tower to manage newly created organizational units (OUs) and accounts. This allows cloud administrators and architects to set up an AWS Control Tower landing zone with an existing Organization.

A landing zone is a well-architected, multi-account AWS environment based on security and compliance best practices. Newly created OUs and accounts that are enrolled become a part of that landing zone and your existing Organizations structure and billing. For existing accounts currently managed in Organizations, you can enroll them into new OUs created using AWS Control Tower individually or via script.

AWS Control Tower is a service for organizations with multiple accounts and teams who are looking for the easiest way to set up their new or existing multi-account AWS environment and govern at scale. With AWS Control Tower, cloud administrators get peace of mind knowing accounts in their organization are compliant with their established policies. Builders benefit from being able to provision new AWS accounts quickly.

It’s easy to get started. From the AWS Control Tower console, select ‘Set up landing zone’ in the top right. You can read more in the documentation on AWS Control Tower support for Organizations, watch this video on how to get started with AWS Control Tower for AWS Organizations, or visit the AWS Control Tower product webpage.