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Category: AWS Organizations

Best practices for managing AWS account meta-data at scale

Best practices for managing AWS account meta-data at scale

As we all know, using multiple accounts on your AWS environment is one of the recommended best practices when organizing your workloads and your environment. Using multiple accounts brings multiple benefits allowing you to better leverage AWS services. However, AWS accounts are additional resources that you need to manage. In this blog post, you will […]

Manage migrations to multiple AWS Accounts using AWS Application Migration Service (MGN) and AWS Organizations

Many customers have successfully migrated on-premises or cloud-based applications to AWS using the AWS Application Migration Service (AWS MGN). Customers commonly migrate their applications to a number of different AWS Accounts that are part of an AWS Organization, in line with the best practices of establishing a multi-account AWS environment. When using AWS MGN, the […]

Service Quota Observability Across Regions and Accounts

Customers often need to launch workloads in new accounts and regions. You could be developing an application in a development account, and looking to launch it in a production account, following AWS multi-account best practices on separating production and non-production workloads. You could also be launching a second instance of your payment processing application in […]

Achieving operational excellence with design considerations for AWS Organizations SCPs

Service control policies (SCPs) are a set of policies that allow organizations to manage permissions using AWS Organizations. SCPs help control access to AWS services and resources provisioned across multiple accounts created within an organization. In addition, SCPs enable you to set up permission guardrails by defining the maximum available permissions for IAM principals in […]

AWS Organizations, moving an organization member account to another organization: Part 2

In part one, we identified different features of Organizations requiring guidance and consideration when you move an account from one organization in Organizations to another. We focused on Organizations Polices, AWS Resource Access Manager (AWS RAM) shares, and AWS global condition context keys. In this post, part two of a three-part series, we identify behaviors […]

AWS Organizations, moving an organization member account to another organization: Part 1

AWS customers use AWS Organizations as the basis of a multi-account AWS environment as defined by the Organizing Your AWS Environment Using Multiple Accounts AWS Whitepaper. Organizations is an AWS service that enables you to centrally manage and govern multiple accounts. Often there is a scenario when you must move an AWS account from one […]

Simplified multi-account governance with AWS Organizations all features

Simplified multi-account governance with AWS Organizations all features

AWS Organizations simplifies multi-account governance for customers with tools to centrally manage their AWS accounts and offers two feature modes all features and consolidated billing. With all features enabled, the default and preferred approach, customers can centrally manage other AWS services that are integrated with AWS Organizations and apply organization-wide controls with the management policies. […]

Strategies to Distribute Visibility in Multi-account Environments

Speed matters in business, and AWS customers want to move quickly and securely when they choose to innovate and develop on our platform. As customers scale their AWS footprint, a majority of them adopt a multi-account strategy to separate their workloads and better enable their teams to build rapidly. The AWS multi-account strategy provides guidance […]

Multi-account strategy for small and medium businesses

Multi-account strategy for small and medium businesses

Why invest in a multi-account cloud foundation? Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) usually start with a single account when setting up their Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment. They typically want to get going quickly and maintain agility. Starting small and focusing on business needs, seems to make the most sense. However, even as a small […]

Delegate AWS Organizations policy management in a multi-account environment

AWS Organizations helps you centrally manage and govern multiple AWS accounts within AWS. You can manage organization structure, add and remove accounts, define configuration using policies, handle consolidated billing, and control multi-account features of integrated AWS services. As your environment grows, your administrators have to manage more accounts and policies which often requires coordination between […]