Tools: How it works
AWS provides a set of tools that enable you to programmatically distribute, monitor, and automate all components of your cloud environment. These tools provide consistent control without limiting development speed. AWS offers four types of management tools that interact with each other and are integrated with all parts of the AWS platform, from Amazon EC2 to Amazon DynamoDB. Thus, you can easily control all elements of the cloud infrastructure thanks to AWS cost control tools.
What are AWS Cost Management Tools and Why Do We Need Them?
Read on for more details on what AWS Cost Management Tools are. In addition, you will understand what exactly and to specialists in what areas they can be useful. You can also learn more about AWS cost optimization in this article.
AWS CloudFormation provides a standard language for describing and distributing all infrastructure resources in a cloud environment. CloudFormation allows you to use a simple text file to automatically securely model and allocate all the resources needed for applications across all regions and user accounts. Once modeled, this text file serves as a single source of trust for the cloud environment. You can also create a collection of CloudFormation approved files in the AWS Service Catalog to allow your organization to deploy only approved and compatible resources.
AWS provides a set of systems and operations management services that puts you in control of your infrastructure resources while maintaining proper governance and compliance. You can use the AWS Systems Manager service to quickly view and monitor all resources and automate common operational tasks such as patching and health management. AWS Systems Manager provides a single user interface that provides centralized and convenient management of all cloud operations. In addition, you can use the AWS CloudTrail service to log user activities in your organization, and the AWS Config service to inventory all resource configurations.
Monitoring and logging
Amazon CloudWatch is a monitoring service for AWS cloud resources and applications running on AWS. CloudWatch can be used to collect and track metrics, retrieve and analyze log files, generate alerts, and automatically respond to changes to AWS resources. CloudWatch can monitor AWS resources such as Amazon EC2 instances, DynamoDB tables, RDS DB instances, as well as custom application metrics and log files generated by applications. In addition, CloudWatch provides a stream of events describing changes to AWS resources that can be used to respond to changes in applications.
Managed services for configuration management
AWS OpsWorks is a fully managed configuration management service that hosts and scales Chef Automate and Puppet Enterprise servers. OpsWorks eliminates the need to install and run your own configuration management systems and worry about scaling the associated infrastructure. In addition, the service works effectively with existing Chef and Puppet tools. OpsWorks ensures that Chef and Puppet servers are automatically patched, updated, backed up and available. OpsWorks is a great option for Chef and Puppet users.
TOP 5 AWS Cost Management and Optimization Tools
in this part of the article, we will take a closer look at the TOP 5 best AWS tools and services.
AWS Cloud Formation (Modeling and allocation of all cloud infrastructure resources)
AWS CloudFormation provides a universal language for describing and highlighting all infrastructure resources in a cloud environment. CloudFormation allows you to use a simple text file to automatically securely model and allocate all the resources needed for applications across all regions and user accounts. This file serves as a single source of trust for the cloud environment you create.
AWS Service Catalog (Creating and using standardized products)
The AWS Service Catalog service allows organizations to create and manage catalogs of IT services approved for use on the AWS platform. Such IT services may include virtual machine images, servers, software, and databases to create layered application architectures. The AWS Service Catalog enables you to centrally and consistently manage your traditionally deployed IT services, while ensuring compliance and the ability to quickly deploy only the approved IT services you need.
Amazon CloudWatch (AWS cost monitoring tools)
Amazon CloudWatch is a monitoring service for AWS cloud resources and applications running on AWS. Amazon CloudWatch can be used to collect and track metrics, collect and analyze log files, generate alerts, and automatically respond to changes to AWS resources. Amazon CloudWatch can monitor AWS resources (such as Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon DynamoDB tables, Amazon RDS DB instances), custom application and service metrics, and any application logs. You can use Amazon CloudWatch to get summary information about your system, including resource usage, application performance, and overall system health. This data is used to respond quickly and keep applications running smoothly.
AWS Systems Manager (Get operational intelligence and take action withAWS resources AWS)
Systems Manager provides visibility into and management of a customer’s infrastructure on AWS. Systems Manager provides a unified user interface that allows you to view the operational data of various AWS services and automate operational tasks related to the AWS resources that you use. With Systems Manager, you can group resources such as Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon S3 buckets, or Amazon RDS instances associated with specific applications, view operational data for troubleshooting and troubleshooting, and take action on resource groups in use. Systems Manager simplifies resource and application management, reduces the time it takes to detect and resolve operational issues, and effortlessly secures and manages infrastructure at scale.
AWS Cloud Trail (Tracking user activities and api use AWS)
CloudTrail is a service that allows you to manage your AWS account, maintain compliance, and audit operational processes and risks. With CloudTrail, you can log, continuously monitor, and store account history information across your entire AWS infrastructure. CloudTrail provides your AWS account history, including activities performed using the AWS Management Console, AWS SDK, command line tools, or other AWS services. This event history simplifies security analysis, tracking resource changes, and troubleshooting.
In addition to all of the above, I would like to say a few words about such a network resource as AWS Trusted Advisor (performance and security optimization). AWS Trusted Advisor helps you reduce costs, improve performance, and improve security by optimizing your AWS environment. It provides real-time AWS recommendations to help you allocate resources efficiently.