Slalom is a modern consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation. With offices in 27 cities across the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada, seven regional innovation hubs, and more than 6,500 employees, Slalom's teams have autonomy to move fast. The firm uses Control Tower to make governance across the organization easier and more effective, and to better serve its clients.
"AWS Control Tower will help centralize and consistently apply AWS best practices, and provide guardrails to monitor and enforce our security and compliance policies across AWS accounts. We’ve been advising customers about Control Tower and are seeing a lot of excitement about the service, particularly among our larger multinational clients and those with stringent compliance needs."
Tony Rojas, President - Slalom
Deutsche Börse Group
Deutsche Börse Group, an international exchange organization headquartered in Germany and with global offices in Europe, North America, and Asia, offers financial institutions and investors a range of financial market products, services, and technologies. Its business areas include pre-trading, post-trading, and services for collateral and liquidity management. In addition, the organization develops state-of-the-art IT solutions and offers IT systems all over the world.
“We started using AWS Control Tower to speed up our AWS account creation with its 'Account Factory.’ It gives us an easy way to create accounts across our organization and establish guardrails to enforce or check for policy compliance. Now our teams can quickly create accounts with pre-configured permissions to enable us to perform audit or administrative actions.”
Christian Tueffers, Cloud Architect - Deutsche Börse Group
The California State University
The California State University system is the largest four-year public university, based on enrollment, in the United States. The organization is working to provide a cloud environment that can scale to support 500,000 students across 23 campuses in the state of California.
“Getting started on AWS Control Tower was incredibly easy. Within five minutes, Control Tower had begun creating a best-practice accounts structure, enabling security guardrails, and establishing governance controls for us. What previously took us weeks of effort was completed in about an hour. We have seen how Control Tower scales up to meet our needs and because it's orchestrating AWS services, we have flexibility to build quickly based on the landing zone it creates.”
Ryan Matteson, Director of Systemwide Cloud Acceleration - California State University
The rapid pace of Uber’s business requires a quick and reliable way to spin up AWS accounts for new processes and services while meeting baseline security requirements including logging, identity and access management, preventative security controls, and continuous monitoring.
“Our technical infrastructure requires significant engineering effort from internal teams to manage their portfolio as our security policies evolve while maintaining a high bar of quality for each service. We decided to adopt AWS Control Tower into our existing account bootstrap process because it allows us to build-on automation capabilities tailored to Uber’s unique environment. We’ve been able to use it to enable single sign-on, identity and access management, account vending, and service integration with security controls that align with industry standards. Uber’s environment evolves quickly and Control Tower gives our cloud security team a solid foundation with the flexibility we need to build for the future.”
Oliver Szimmetat, Engineering Manager - Uber Cloud Security
Karma Automotive is a manufacturing company that designs and engineers luxury, electric cars. Assembling vehicles in Southern California, Karma Automotive is committed to creating a more sustainable future for cars. Karma Automotive decided to use AWS Control Tower in order to expedite their migration into the cloud.
“Our transition to the cloud is on a tight timeline, as we have pressure on our resources and cannot change the target dates. Control tower allows us to move faster on tighter rails. With Control Tower, we can also seamlessly centralize policy management, enforce governance and compliance, enable end user self-service, and get continuous visibility into our AWS environment.”
Brendan Champion, Director of IT Infrastructure - Karma Automotive
Thorn Technologies is a leading expert in cloud computing and enterprise software development. The company offers end-to-end software solutions for various Fortune 500 businesses, including reliable and easy-to-use cloud computing products on the AWS Marketplace, cloud deployment and migration services, high-transaction cloud computing solutions, and large-scale enterprise software.
“We implemented AWS Control Tower so that our security team could quickly set up a best-practices AWS environment and provision multiple AWS accounts. Control Tower has been integral to maintaining our high standards of security. We use service control policies to prevent the use of expensive resources, and we utilize AWS Single Sign-On to access AWS child accounts in order to troubleshoot IAM issues. With Control Tower, we can proactively enforce governance and compliance, get continuous visibility into our AWS environment, and ultimately gain peace of mind.”
Daniel Rusk, Chief Technology Officer - Thorn Technologies
Lafayette College is a liberal arts college based in Easton, Pennsylvania that offers bachelor of arts degrees in 37 fields and a bachelor of science in 14, including 4 in engineering. The organization uses AWS services to provide a cloud environment for over 2,600 students and 215 full-time faculty across the campus. With AWS Control Tower, the Lafayette Infrastructure team can expedite this transition to the cloud and ensure consistent provisioning of AWS accounts.
“We selected Control Tower to accelerate our cloud adoption process while simultaneously implementing best practices for operations, management, and security. With Control Tower, we can set up guardrails that enforce governance policies for every AWS account that is created in our environment. And through the Account Factory feature in Control Tower, teams can quickly provision new accounts and start building.”
Bill Thompson, Director of Digital Infrastructure - Lafayette College
Touch Mobile, a Peruvian company, is an AWS Partner that offers end-to-end services for mobile, web, and AI solutions. The company helps customers in cloud migration, DevOps, and governance automation. Touch Mobile implemented AWS Control Tower to easily set up and govern a multi-account AWS environment.
“Control Tower has drastically improved productivity for our teams and our clients. With Control Tower, we no longer spend extensive time creating multi-account AWS environments. The time it takes us to provision accounts with guardrails has decreased by 60% and headaches for unauthorized use of AWS resources were reduced by 90%. By centralizing policy management and enabling end user self-service, Control Tower is our preferred solution.”
Angel Romero, Technical Consultant - Touch Mobile
Mechanical Rock is one of Australia’s leading cloud practices that works with various companies to deliver efficient solutions to complex issues. As an AWS Partner, Mechanical Rock uses AWS services to help customers build and run systems in the cloud that are cost efficient and scalable.
“AWS Control Tower greatly simplifies the setup of new AWS accounts, reducing our maintenance overheads. With Control Tower, we could decrease the time for provisioning our standard account structure to less than one day. We support a solution that enforces governance and compliance proactively, and enables end user self-service.”
Tim Myerscough, Technical Director - Mechanical Rock
SANS is the most trusted and largest source for information security training in the world. As SANS expands globally, cloud-first approaches accelerate and expand their capabilities to deliver leading-edge training worldwide. Using AWS services, SANS creates real-world training environments for professionals to hone in on detection, remediation, and prevention skills necessary to operate effectively.
"We use AWS Control Tower to create consistent, well-configured, and defensible AWS accounts. With a secure multi-account AWS environment, we can meet SANS' expanding needs to create training covering emerging technologies and hands-on learning environments for our students. Control Tower’s visibility, guardrails, and federation ensure that we can scale our usage of AWS both quickly and confidently."
Ben Allen, Security Architect - SANS
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