At the inaugural AWS re:Inforce event in Boston, we met a wide range of attendees: teams not yet in AWS to seasoned veterans with a large number of cloud workloads. Regardless of maturity, many visitors to our booth struggled with one or more cloud anti-patterns preventing them from securely scaling operations:
- All your eggs in a single AWS basket: instead of using one account, take a multi-account approach to your cloud workloads. Using multiple accounts gives you fine-grained control, better visibility, and a smaller blast radius in the event of an issue.
- Guardians at the gate: you will struggle to scale if one person or team is a ‘gate’ in front of working in the cloud. Delegate the ability to provision and manage accounts.
- Departments of ‘No’: build consensus, not silos. Put in place – and automate – compliance policies and budget enforcement so teams can safely and autonomously get work done.
At the event, we teamed with AWS to talk about positive patterns such as delegation, decentralization, and stewardship. We also shared customer stories in the session Unify security, compliance, and finance teams with governance at scale. Discover more about tackling cloud anti-patterns in the replay.
For help establishing positive cloud patterns, check our our blog post How to Make the Cloud Culture Shift.
And, if you’re interested in learning more about unifying IT and Finance, check out this recent blog from Mark Schwartz at AWS, The CFO and CIO: Partners in Success.
Marianna leads marketing at cloudtamer.io.