Amazon SQS now supports Tag-on-Create in AWS GovCloud (US-West) region

Posted on: Sep 16, 2020

You can now use tags to manage your Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) resources in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. Amazon SQS is a fully managed message queuing service that enables you to decouple and scale microservices, distributed systems, and serverless applications. Amazon SQS eliminates the complexity and overhead associated with managing and operating message-oriented middleware, and empowers developers to focus on differentiating work.

You can now use tags to categorize your queues, so you can easily identify their purpose and track their costs. For example, you can use tags to identify all the Amazon SQS queues for a particular department, project, or application. Once you have tagged your queues, you can use the AWS Tag Editor console to filter and search for queues with specific tags. You can also sign up to include usage and cost details for particular tags in your AWS account bill.

You can add or remove tags using the Amazon SQS management console, AWS Command Line Interface, or API. You can assign up to 50 tags, each consisting of a key and a value, per Amazon SQS queue.

With the addition of support in AWS GovCloud (US-West), tagging is now available in all AWS GovCloud and commercial regions. To learn more about tagging in AWS, see AWS Tagging Strategies and Using Cost Allocation Tags.