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Automating Multi-Cloud Policies for AWS, Azure, Google, and More


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With the explosion of cloud use, enterprises need to implement appropriate governance controls. Automated policies can optimize costs and ensure that operational, compliance, and security requirements are met. Using RightScale, you can create a single policy to work across all of your clouds, including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and VMware vSphere.

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Automating Multi-Cloud Policies for AWS, Azure, Google, and More

  2. 2. • Kim Weins • VP Marketing and Cloud Cost Strategy, RightScale • Bharat Singh • Senior Product Manager, RightScale Presenters
  3. 3. • Why Automated Policies? • Types of Policies • Stages of Automation • Policies-as-Code • Customization • Demo Agenda 2
  4. 4. Why Do Policies Need to Be “Multi-Cloud”? 3
  5. 5. Top Initiatives: Optimize Cloud, More Cloud 4
  6. 6. Few Organizations Are Automating Policies 5
  7. 7. Maturing Your Management of Cloud 6 Reactive Responsive PreventativeProactive Fire drill Manual policies and processes Automated policies and processes Prevent issues before they occur Automated Policies
  8. 8. A Common Policy Engine RightScale Cloud Management Platform Orchestrate, automate and govern workloads across all your environments. VIRTUAL SERVERS PUBLIC CLOUDS ANY CLOUD SERVICE PRIVATE CLOUDS BARE METAL SERVERS CONTAINER CLUSTERS RightScale Optima Work collaboratively across the organization to manage and optimize clouds costs. RIGHTSCALE EXTENSIBLE ORCHESTRATION API Policy-Based Governance User access controls and policies
  9. 9. Policies Go Beyond Costs 8 Policies Define and enforce governance rules Cost Unattached volumes Old snapshots Unused RIs Underutilized VMs ...and more Security Unsecured storage Open security groups Disallowed ports Open IAM policies ...and more Compliance Untagged resources Invalid tags Disallowed configurations ...and more Operational No recent snapshots No DB backup No required alerts Upsize instances ...and more
  10. 10. • Out-of-the-box and custom policies • One policy engine across all your clouds & services • Policies for any resource, regardless of how provisioned • Combine and test data from any API-enabled data source • Take any action on any API-enabled cloud/web services • Powerful workflow language for robust logic and actions What’s Unique About RightScale Policies 9
  11. 11. From Alert Only to Fully Automated Resolution 10 Alert only Alert Approval Automated resolution Fully automated resolution Move toward full automation as you gain confidence in policy conditions
  12. 12. Defines the UI Human-readable Easy to modify Policy “constructs” Powerful orchestration Policies-as-Code 11
  13. 13. Customizing Out-of-the-Box Policies 12 Find untagged resources Apply default tags when possible Send an email alert/report Find untagged resources Apply default tags when possible Create a JIRA ticket Wait 48 hours and terminate/delete Out-of-the-Box Policy “Tag Checker” Customized Policy “Delete Untagged” Update resolution in JIRA ticket
  14. 14. Get Creative with Fully Custom Policies 13 Find instances running DB Determine # of cores Get license count from SAM DB Determine if over license count Send Alert Update SAM DB with usage Custom Policy Example: Database License Compliance
  15. 15. Breaking Down a Policy
  16. 16. DEMO
  17. 17. Contact for more info Q&A 16