Posted On: Dec 2, 2021

AWS Resource Access Manager (RAM) now supports global resource types, enabling you to provision a global resource once and share that resource across your accounts. A global resource is a resource that can be used in multiple AWS Regions. For example, you can now create a RAM resource share with an AWS Cloud WAN core network, which is a managed network containing AWS and on-premises networks, and share it across your organization. As a result, you can use the Cloud WAN core network to centrally operate a unified global network across Regions and across accounts.

RAM helps you securely share resources with individual AWS accounts, within an organization or organizational units (OUs) in AWS Organizations, and with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles and users for supported resource types. You can share global resources the same way you share regional resources. With RAM, you can lower management overhead and achieve greater consistency of cross-account operation of global and regional resources.

With this release, we are designating US East (N. Virginia) as the home Region where you can create, discover, update, or delete resource shares containing global resources. Resource owners and users can use the RAM console and APIs in the US East (N. Virginia) Region to list, share and discover regional and global resources. Resource users can also discover and use shared Cloud WAN core networks directly through the Cloud WAN console and APIs.

To learn more about sharing global resources on RAM visit Sharing Regional resources compared to global resources in the AWS RAM User Guide. To get started, visit the AWS Resource Access Manager Console