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Featured whitepaper: Organizing your multi-account environment on AWS

As you build your multi-account environment on AWS, we recommend you review Organizing your AWS environment using multiple accounts. This whitepaper discusses elements of an AWS account, patterns for organizing your accounts, and additional multi-account features you can take advantage of to ensure a secure and scalable cloud environment. Whether you are new to AWS or you have already been using AWS for years, your team will benefit from reviewing these best practices and comparing them to your requirements and current AWS environment.

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Overview videos

Securing and governing your AWS environment at any scale (46:31)
Managing multi-account AWS environments using AWS Organizations (46:05)
Set up a multi-account AWS environment that uses best practices for AWS Organizations (6:05)
Enforce preventive guardrails using service control policies (4:16)

Documentation

The document links below contain useful information about AWS Organizations and the service APIs. We recommend you review this documentation so you can become familiar with the features and services you can employ when building your multi-account environment on AWS.

AWS services that you can use with AWS Organizations

This document lists AWS services that you can use with AWS Organizations, and the benefit of using each service on an organization-wide level.

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AWS Organizations API Reference

This guide provides descriptions of the Organizations API.

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AWS CLI Command Reference

This guide provides descriptions of the AWS Organizations operations.

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AWS Account Management Reference Guide

This guide contains information about AWS accounts. How to create them, how to manage them, and how to use them.

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Customer stories

Behavox

Security solution provider Behavox needed a unified, multiaccount strategy to support its growth. The company built a solution using AWS Organizations, enhancing security and facilitating agility.

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Volkswagen Group

Volkswagen Group improved its security posture by using AWS Organizations to deploy threat management and security monitoring capabilities.

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Vocareum

Vocareum relies on AWS Organizations to centrally manage billing; control access, compliance, and security; and share resources across its AWS accounts.

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Siemens

Siemens uses AWS Organizations to centrally manage and govern its environments with AWS security services.

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