This Guidance shows you how to implement the Resource Inventory Management capability. The Resource Inventory Management capability enables the collection, visibility, tracking, configuration validation, and service mapping of cloud resources. By tracking and monitoring your cloud resources, you can find opportunities for cost optimization, efficient allocation of resources, and increased governance.

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Additional Considerations

Maintaining a healthy cloud environment starts with effective resource inventory management. Resource inventory management can enhance your disaster recovery preparedness and sustainability initiatives. Visibility into the location and configuration of resources helps you maintain an efficient and reliable cloud infrastructure for your business or projects. 

Establishing resource inventory management will contribute to a secure cloud environment by detecting unauthorized configurations, which allows for automated or manual responses to findings. Monitoring your resource inventory helps ensure optimal service application and performance, while also contributing to a secure environment through access tracking and effective security measures. Proper resource management aids in cost optimization by identifying underutilized or unused resources to help you get the most value out of your cloud investments. Additionally, maintaining a comprehensive inventory enables swift disaster recovery, resulting in minimal impact to business continuity during disruptions.


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