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Enterprise Management for the AWS Cloud (DMG209) | AWS re:Invent 2013


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Enterprise IT professionals have unique challenges with cloud resources. Deploying and managing an enterprise application today requires a solution that ensures compliance with corporate IT governance requirements and has predictable and repeatable performance and costs. In addition business users also want solutions that can be deployed quickly. In this session 2nd Watch shows you how to deal with these enterprise class cloud deployment challenges. You see how AWS CloudFormation scripts can be extended to automate reference architecture design creation, deployment, and management. You also learn how to visually inventory deployed AWS reference architectures and monitor AWS usage, including how to budget for platform usage by project, department, or program, and track and allocate costs in a similar way.

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Enterprise Management for the AWS Cloud (DMG209) | AWS re:Invent 2013

  1. 1. Enterprise Management for the AWS Cloud Joel Rosenberger, EVP Software, 2nd Watch Jason Foster, VP Engineering, 2nd Watch November 13, 2013 © 2013, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified, or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of, Inc.
  2. 2. Agenda • • • • • Intro / Problem statement Pitfalls deploying Enterprise applications in AWS Best Practices deploying Enterprise applications in AWS 2nd Watch Product – 2W Atlas Enterprise Q&A
  3. 3. 2nd Watch – Enterprise Solutions Provider A global leader in building and deploying Amazon Web Services (AWS)-based IT operations for the enterprise  Systems Integrator for AWS    20 Global Certified SAs 39 AWS Technical Accreditation 52 Business Accreditation  100K+ instances managed  Over 300+ projects on AWS  Deep knowledge of AWS Services  Software focused on Enterprise  2W Insight    Provides transparency of AWS costs Business/department level reporting Produce Chargeback reports  2W Atlas    Visualize AWS Cloud Easy to deploy approved cloud architectures Estimate and monitor cloud costs
  4. 4. Enterprise and AWS Cloud • IT departments today are being asked to deploy cloud infrastructures as quickly and cost effectively as possible. • Lack of in-house expertise to build and manage a cloud deployment, let alone do it fast and on budget. • Further complication are cloud deployments need to be compliant with enterprise governance standards; and proper cost allocation across business units/departments.
  5. 5. Pitfalls • Master Credentials • Infrastructure Issues • Waterfall Design
  6. 6. Pitfalls – Master Credentials Share Master Credentials Solution: Create IAM Users • • • AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Full access to account Difficult to revoke access Risk to existing cloud infrastructure • • • Restrict user access Easy to revoke Limit ability to modify existing resources
  7. 7. Pitfalls – Infrastructure Issues Waste time troubleshooting Solution: Dynamic Infrastructure • • • • • • Traditional resources difficult to change Could not duplicate environments Scale achieved vertically Cloud resources can be disposable Easily snapshot environments Scale achieved horizontally
  8. 8. Pitfalls – Waterfall Design Hesitate to start Solution: Deploy a sandbox now • • • Old procurement process forced organizations to plan extensively before deploying a new environment. Incorrectly over/under provisioning would destroy schedules and balloon budgets • Inverse is true on AWS, your test environment will inform you about provisioning for production Low cost and disposable infrastructure makes it easy to find the correct size
  9. 9. Best Practices • IAM users • Utilize AWS tags • Automate via AWS CloudFormation
  10. 10. IAM users • Start with a single IAM user with full admin rights • Assign IAM to departments, projects and users • Track and manage activity
  11. 11. Utilize AWS tags • Use AWS tags everywhere • Sprawl is inevitable, avoid it by tracking objects back to department, projects and users • Name tags intelligently
  12. 12. Automate via AWS CloudFormation • Use AWS CloudFormation to create repeatable, rubber stamped environments to achieve uniformity and reduce redundant work efforts • Use tools to manage approved environments – Sharepoint / Wiki – Source control – 2W Atlas Enterprise (details later)
  13. 13. Path Ahead • As 2013 comes to a close, Enterprise IT has to decide between investing more in data centers or moving applications to cloud infrastructure. • The information technology industry is undergoing a global transformation not seen since the personal computer changed business computing. • Soon, the only cloud uncertainty enterprises will have left to overcome will be what to do with the money they save.
  14. 14. 2W Atlas Enterprise Visualize the AWS Cloud
  15. 15.  Visualize AWS CloudFormation Templates – inventory of deployed AWS cloud architectures that simplifies the management of deployments, ensures proper IT governance and audit capabilities of individual resources.  Build and Deploy Quickly – organize resources and costs by business unit, project or end user. This ensures that cloud architectures are compliant with IT policies and standards, enables programmatic and repeatable deployments, and facilitates quicker and lower cost deployment of systems and applications.  Control and Allocate Costs – integration with 2nd Watch’s leading cloud billing and management software, 2W Insight to simplify the costing of AWS resources by providing running cost estimation prior to deployment, resource allocations and charge backs by project, business unit and/or user. 2W Atlas Enterprise
  16. 16. Live Demo What are you going to see • Designed for Enterprise use • Visualize AWS CloudFormation Script • Estimating Costs • Monitor Cloud Architecture Deployment • Security Group Change Alert • Integration with AWS CloudTrail
  17. 17. Q&A
  18. 18. Please give us your feedback on this presentation DMG209 As a thank you, we will select prize winners daily for completed surveys!
  19. 19. Appendix Demo Backup slides in case of network issues
  20. 20. Designed for Enterprise
  21. 21. Visualize AWS CloudFormation Script
  22. 22. Estimating Costs
  23. 23. Monitor Cloud Architecture Deployment (1)
  24. 24. Monitor Cloud Architecture Deployment (2)
  25. 25. Security Group Change Alert Video