and Cloud Governance at AWS re:Invent

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This will be my first time at AWS re:Invent and, while I’m no stranger to big conferences, I have a feeling I’m in for an eye-opening experience in Las Vegas!

The team is a Bronze Sponsor this year, and you can find us in Booth 331 on the expo floor. We’re bringing back this little guy, who debuted at the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC in June. Stop by for a chat about cloud governance and a demo – and get your very own cloud-taming mascot. We’ll also have a drawing on Thursday that features a big Amazon gift card plus another surprise gift.

The show features several educational sessions on cloud governance, but we’re particularly excited for the two offerings covering the AWS Governance@Scale framework:

    • SEC349-R, Governance@Scale, Tuesday, Nov 27, 11:30am – 12:30pm, Aria West, Level 3, Starvine 7
    • SEC349-R1, Governance@Scale, Thursday, Nov 29, 1:45 – 2:45pm, MGM, Level 3, North Concourse 307

This session will give you a comprehensive overview of cloud governance and how it helps address questions like:  How do I control budgets across many accounts, workloads, and users? How do I automate account provisioning and maintain good security when hundreds of users are requesting cloud resources? How can I automate compliance to ensure we’re adhering to enterprise security requirements? The session will also give you insight into your options to build or buy a governance solution that’s right for your organization.

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Ending the Spreadsheet Method of Cloud Governance

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We recently partnered with AWS to host a webinar on how to go from manual to automated cloud governance.

Organizations typically run into a need for governance as cloud use grows and they start asking questions like:

    • How do I determine the current state of all cloud users and control their access across my enterprise?
    • How do I ensure adherence to IT budgets in a pay-per-use model?
    • How do I ensure deployments and operations are compliant with relevant legal, regulatory, and contractual policies?

The old way of getting answers – expending labor hours, manually tracking cloud accounts and users via spreadsheets, and storing policies in binders – can’t keep up with the pace of cloud adoption.

Cloud governance at scale requires automation

The governance@scale model that AWS highlighted in the webinar can help customers retire manual processes and replace labor with automation to:

    • Provision and map accounts to your organization structure
    • Enforce budget actions to prevent cost overruns
    • Deploy accounts consistent with policies such as NIST and HIPAA

The solution can help you achieve cloud governance@scale across account management, budget enforcement, and compliance automation.

Start retiring your spreadsheets

To learn more best practices – and retire your spreadsheets – watch the replay of Retire the Spreadsheet and Accelerate Adoption with Automated Cloud Governance.


Marianna is the Product Marketing Manager.

Recap from the AWS Public Sector Summit

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We had a great time exhibiting and speaking at the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC last week as we formally launched The response from attendees was gratifying, and our team had several opportunities to share how helps solve the challenge of governing account access, budget, and compliance in the cloud. First up for us was a joint session with AWS and our customer at NASA to present Governance@Scale - Governance of Multi-Account, Large- Scale AWS Environments Using an Automated Approach. Brian presenting our approach to account management During this session we previewed a video we created highlighting how AWS Service Catalog and work together to deliver cloud governance@scale. The combination of Service Catalog and helps teams ensure compliance and security, and speed time to full ROI of the cloud.
Our CEO, Dede Dascalu, presented Balancing Control and Agility to Achieve Cloud@Scale on the second day of the Summit, sharing some of what we've learned about:
    • The typical journey to cloud adoption
    • Tradeoffs that organizations often make to balance developer controls and developer agility
    • The required elements of cloud@scale
    • The challenges with governance of cloud accounts
Didn't catch us at the show? Send us an email to schedule your personal demo.
Dede discussing the typical journey to cloud adoption and governance
Dede discussing the typical journey to cloud adoption

Marianna is the Product Marketing Manager.

See at the AWS Public Sector Summit

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We’re a Silver Sponsor at the AWS Public Sector Summit at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on June 20 and 21. This event is our big reveal of

Our booth is near the Cloud Lounge on the expo floor – an easy detour on your way to a comfy chair or a device recharge.

In addition to the elves staffing the booth, you can find our team presenting at the following sessions:

      • Wednesday, 8:40am: Overview, Demo Lab Theater
      • Thursday, 12:00pm: Balancing Control and Agility to Achieve Cloud@Scale, Partner Theater
      • Wednesday, 1:50-2:40pm: Governance@scale – Governance of Multi-Account, Large-Scale AWS Environments Using an Automated Approach; with AWS and NASA, Room 151 A


  • If you’ll be at the show, stop by for all things cloud governance, fun giveaways (like this little guy), and an entry into our raffle for a bigger giveaway at show end.

Marianna is the Product Marketing Manager.