How to operate

Organizations migrating to the cloud encounter common challenges. They face a trade-off between security and enabling their developers to innovate fast, and difficulty creating a cloud-first culture and process. With AWS cloud operations, you can enhance security and compliance, leverage existing tools and processes, and realize maximum benefit from the cloud. Based on our experience in helping millions of customers migrate to the cloud, AWS cloud operations can help you improve operational efficiency and application performance quickly.

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Build the Right Foundation for Your Cloud Operations

This eBook provides guidance on how you can manage and govern your applications on AWS and on-premises for business agility and control.

Benefits of AWS cloud operations

End-to-end management of application portfolios

With AWS cloud operations, you can manage and govern your applications on-premises and in the cloud throughout all stages of delivery to improve consistency and safety of your deployments and shorten mean time to resolution for application issues.

Cloud and hybrid support

You can monitor, manage, and operate application portfolios and resources on AWS and on-premises. Get a unified view of AWS resources, applications, and services in a single control plane. Manage applications running on EC2, on containers or serverless, and on Windows, Linux, or Mac, securely and at scale.

Supports traditional and modern development processes

AWS cloud operations supports traditional and modern development processes. Whether you follow traditional software development processes or an agile DevOps approach, with governance and compliance built into your processes, distributed teams can speed up application development and respond faster to customer feedback and changing business needs.

Improve governance and compliance

You can empower IT operators, cloud architects, and software developers to incorporate your organization’s governance and compliance rules and policies into software development processes. That way, you can improve consistency and safety in your deployments while speeding up innovation.

Use cases

Centralized Operations Management

Centralized Operations Management

Manage, control, and operate your AWS and hybrid environments in a single interface. When you automate operations and centrally manage your AWS and third-party resources, you can accelerate application development and drive business outcomes without compromising governance.
Monitoring and Observability

Monitoring and Observability

Improve the health of infrastructure and applications. Understand and improve the health, performance, and availability of your resources on AWS and on-premises. Monitor your AWS applications, infrastructure, and services, and leverage alarms, logs, and events data to take automated actions and reduce mean time to resolution.

Configuration, Compliance, and Auditing

Configuration, Compliance, and Auditing

Audit and remediate your resource configurations. When you automate compliance management and monitor your resources, you can protect your data and safeguard your business processes. Use AWS configuration tracking and API audit tools to get visibility into your organization’s resource configurations.

Enterprise Governance and Control

Enterprise Governance and Control

Establish a centrally managed, secure, multi-account AWS environment. Run your business efficiently in the cloud by configuring your AWS environment with the AWS Well-Architected Management and Governance Lens.

Provisioning and Orchestration

Provisioning and Orchestration

Build, provision, and share AWS and third-party resources. Sustainably scale your organization by provisioning resources in a consistent and repeatable manner. Use infrastructure as code to build a scalable and repeatable infrastructure, enable your builders to self-serve when provisioning resources, and maintain compliance without losing speed or safety.

Cloud Financial Management

Cloud Financial Management

Transform your business with cost transparency, forecasting, and optimization. Improve planning with accurate forecasting, track cost and usage in a way that makes sense for your business, and optimize spend with tailored savings recommendations. 

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