In December Amazon announced two additions to its console – Tag Editor and Resource Groups. Together these tools help cloud administrators organize and find resources.
“With Tag Editor, you can easily manage tags for all resource types that support tags in any region. Use Tag Editor to apply tag keys and values to multiple resources at once. Tag Editor supports global tag search and bulk editing, so it is easy to find all resources with a particular tag or edit tags for multiple resources with just a few clicks,” Amazon said.
Resource Groups take these tags a step further by letting IT deal with resources that have common tags, a modest form of automation one could say.
With it you can “quickly navigate to each saved resource group using the new “AWS” menu. Streamline your use of the console by creating a resource group for each application, service, or collection of related resources that you work with regularly. Resource Groups are specific to each identity, so each user in an account can create unique resource groups for frequently accessed resources and common tasks. Users can also generate a URL to share a resource group’s settings with others in the same account,” Amazon said.
You can also have Resource Groups for each of your services or apps, and also create different groups for different IT users.