Tag: AWS Organizations
In this post, we’ll show you what tools you can use, and how you can use them to define, implement, and enforce a tagging strategy that improves your organization’s cost awareness using AWS Cost Explorer, AWS Organizations, AWS Tag Editor, and AWS Config.
As Medibank continued to migrate its workloads to AWS and onboard new applications in the cloud, it became increasingly important to establish both visibility and accountability of AWS cost and usage to each business unit and project, which would also help reduce the risk of costs exceeding the allocated budget. Teams also found it hard to optimize their usage due to lack of clear metrics and feedback loops.
As you establish and implement your cost allocation model, AWS equips you with tools and resources to organize accounts and resources (e.g. AWS Organizations), improve visibility into detailed cost and usage data (e.g. AWS Cost and Usage Reports), and group cost and usage information into meaningful groups by your own rule (e.g. AWS Cost Categories). For customers who want to understand what premium 3rd party solutions are available to help you better organize and report your cost in preparation for chargeback or showback in your organizations, AWS Partner Network has verified partners that can offer cloud management solutions to help customers manage and optimize AWS environments. In this blog post, we will share how you can leverage Apptio Cloudability to build your cost allocation strategy.
Tagging is one of the most foundational steps that you need to take in order to establish a meaningful cost allocation model. Customers asked us how you can ensure teams consistently create and apply the resources tags based on the tagging strategy. In this blog, we will share recommendations on how your team, especially your AWS administrators, can enforce and validate your resource tags.