Governance is critical for successful cloud migrations and operations. It is how companies ensure that their cloud implementation includes policies that keep them in line with their strategy and priorities. Given that business agility is a primary cloud driver, the trick is to set up governance policies in a way that ensures compliance while not undercutting the empowerment of teams at the edge. Cloud governance is a framework and an underlying construct for accountability.
"Line of business and team empowerment are great, but if we don’t follow the standards that our strategy dictates, we will not be able to control access, give the right visibility and stay on budget. My team needs to easily track and enforce compliance."
"I need to be able to predict what our spend will be so I can put sound budgets in place and make sure we stay on budget. Having accurately allocated costs by business, financial and technology buckets is the foundation I need and I cannot afford to spend several days every month in spreadsheet hell to get this done."
"Things change so fast in the cloud. I need accurate data in real-time, so we can act quickly if we start trending in the wrong direction. I don’t have time to dig through reams of data, just tell me if there is an anomaly I need to tend to."
Governance must start with the right data.
Rule-based Views that encompass multiple accounts and cloud vendors.
A sound tagging strategy across clouds allows you to account for all cloud resources.
Map cloud resources to any organizational accounting structure, business organization, or technology environment.
Automate and track cost optimization and data hygiene policies. Shutting down EC2 instances, terminating unattached EBS volumes etc.
Keep your spend on track by setting budgets and forecasting accurately.