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3 Proven Pro Tips for Streamlining Your AWS Management

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In this blog post, we'll cover three proven tips for streamlining your AWS management including the number one tip of using a third-party cloud management platform.


Tip #1: Use a Third-Party Cloud Management Platform

One of the most effective ways to streamline your AWS management is by using a third-party cloud management platform. These platforms are designed to simplify the management of your cloud infrastructure by providing a centralized view of your AWS environment. This allows you to monitor your AWS assets from a single pane of glass and get notifications and exceptions.

In addition, third-party cloud management platforms offer a range of automation tools, allowing you to automate the provisioning, scaling, and deployment of your AWS resources. This can save you a significant amount of time and effort, and also ensure that your infrastructure is optimized for performance and cost-effectiveness.

With CloudOps, you can gain real-time visibility into your AWS environment, and use this insight to optimize your infrastructure for performance and cost. It also covers other areas such as but not limited to backup, patching, monitoring, cost analysis and security monitoring and hardening.

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Tip #2: Implement Tagging Best Practices

AWS provides a range of tagging options that allow you to label your resources for better organization and management. Tags can be used to identify the owner of a resource, the environment it belongs to, or its purpose. By using tagging best practices, you can ensure that your resources are properly labelled, making them easier to locate and manage.

Some best practices for tagging include using a standardized set of tags across your AWS environment, using descriptive tag names, and enforcing tagging policies using automation tools. By implementing these best practices, you can ensure that your resources are properly labelled, reducing the risk of mismanagement and improving the efficiency of your management processes.

However, the tagging and sorting of resources are one of the most time-consuming activities within cloud management. Cloud management software like CloudOps can remove the need to go beyond a naming convention for your resources as it will scan and highlight underutilised or orphan resources for removal. For more information about the features and capabilities of CloudOps click here


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Tip #3: Monitor and Analyse Your AWS Costs

AWS provides a range of tools for monitoring and analysing your cloud costs, allowing you to identify areas of waste and optimize your spending. By analysing your AWS costs, you can identify opportunities to reduce your spending, without compromising the performance or reliability of your infrastructure.

One of the most effective ways to monitor and analyze your AWS costs is by using AWS Cost Explorer. Cost Explorer provides a detailed breakdown of your AWS spending, allowing you to identify areas of high cost and potential savings. With Cost Explorer, you can also create custom reports and forecasts, allowing you to better plan your cloud spending and optimize your AWS environment for cost-effectiveness.

The draw-back of cost explorer is that its recommendations follow a similar one size fits all approach and don't often take into account the custom workloads running on that infrastructure.

For a more in-depth article on this subject read: Reduce AWS spend: AWS cost optimization is a long-term process, not a one-off


What do I do next?

Managing your AWS environment can be complex and time-consuming, but with the right tools and best practices, you can streamline your management processes and optimize your infrastructure for performance and cost-effectiveness.

In this blog post, we covered three proven tips for streamlining your AWS management, including using a third-party cloud management platform, implementing tagging best practices, and monitoring and analyzing your AWS costs. By following these tips, you can reduce the time and effort required for AWS management, while also ensuring that your infrastructure is optimized for your business needs.

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